Vertical Turbine Specialists in Lubbock

For more than 50 years, Vertical Turbine Specialists (VTS) has been a family owned manufacturer of vertical turbine parts, An active partner with WorkSource of the South Plains, the company was recognized in 2006 with the Texas Workforce Commission Employer of the Year and Employer of Excellence awards for creating and using innovative approaches to recruiting, training, retention, upgrading worker skills, job redesign, child care, use of technology, community involvement and collaboration.

VTS was founded in 1955 as a blacksmith shop to serve the local agricultural community of Littlefield, TX. VTS flourished as a blacksmith shop in those days, and has grown now as a fabricator for the pump OEM market. Throughout the history of our company, we have served everything from the agricultural market to the industrial market. VTS shifted from its local irrigation service of pulling and setting pumps in 1976 with more focus into industrial fabrication. As the Texas offshore drilling industry was flourishing, VTS became a manufacturer for the offshore drilling industry, primarily servicing with raw water source to the semi-submersible platform. With the downplay of the oil industry, VTS began to branch out. We looked to the OEM pump market as a place for our skills and talents to be used. We began to market the machining and welding of VTS to all the pump OEMs. Today, VTS remains one of the major fabricators for the pump market. In addition to that we also do machining of small component parts, through our CNC machine shop.

In 2005, with the growth of the company, VTS moved from Littlefield to Lubbock, TX, bringing with it 62 of its 65 employees. Today, VTS employs 105 families in its operations. We are committed to the health and welfare of our employees, looking to improve not only their time here, but their time at home as well.