Houma, La. – CORTEC, a leading manufacturer of high quality API valves and manifolds, received a 2018 Louisiana Lantern Award for excellence in manufacturing and outstanding community service, presented by Louisiana Economic Development (LED).
CORTEC was chosen by Louisiana’s eight regional planning and development districts, based on contributions to the community, employment growth and facility expansion. LED began the Lantern Awards in 1979, and has recognized more than 300 Louisiana manufacturing businesses.
Don Pierson, secretary, LED said, “Manufacturers drive Louisiana’s economy in the most important ways. They provide good-paying jobs and have a strong multiplier effect, creating even more jobs outside their facilities. Harnessing our talented workforce, they compete and win in a global economy, as they produce vital products that are in demand by companies and consumers.”
Stephen Corte, CORTEC’s vice president of marketing and business development, said, “We thank LED for this tremendous honor. This achievement would not be possible without our dedicated workforce and contributions made by every team member at CORTEC. It is our privilege to represent products made in South Louisiana throughout the global petroleum industry. We are proud to share our vibrant culture with our client base and appreciate the support received within our local communities.”
Founded in January 2004, CORTEC is a leading manufacturer of high quality valves and flow line equipment for production, drilling and service applications in the global oil and gas industry. CORTEC is comprised of two manufacturing divisions, CORTEC Fluid Control (CFC) and CORTEC Manifold Systems (CMS). These main manufacturing centers are located in Houma and Port Allen, Louisiana, ideally positioned to service the GOM oil and gas industry. CORTEC designs, engineers, manufactures, assembles and tests its products in Louisiana, USA, under API 6A and 16C licenses and is a registered ISO 9001 and API Q1 manufacturer.
For more information, visit www.uscortec.com.