C.S. Controls was formed in August, 1987 in
Industry, California as a partnership between Peter
Carter and Paul Srigley. Both Mr. Carter and Mr. Srigley
had extensive experience in the design and manufacture
of machinery for industrial, marine and military use.
In 1989, Mr. Carter sold his interest in the business
to Mr. Srigley. Due to an increase in business, additional
facility was required. Thus, a building was leased in
Raceland, Louisiana and the company was incorporated
in Louisiana, with the majority of the company stock
held by four key employees. In January, 1995, due to
a further increase in business, the company was moved
to a still larger facility located in Houma, Louisiana.
The company purchased this facility in January, 1996.
C.S. Controls is generally structured as follows:
being a relatively small and very competitive company,
it is imperative that there be as few levels of management
as possible. While placing considerable responsibility
on certain key individuals, this structure produces
some obvious benefits. Among these are very efficient
response to changing customer requirements, ability
to adapt to disruptions in schedule and instant identification
of causes of delays, cost issues and Q.A. concerns.
C.S. Controls is comprised of two facilities,
one located in Houma, Louisiana, the other located in
Orange, California. The two facilities, although geographically
separated, are able to easily maintain rapid communication
through the use of telephone, fax, overnight courier
The Louisiana facility, located approximately 50 miles
Southwest of New Orleans, contains the Engineering,
Manufacturing, Purchasing and Quality Control functions
in a 31,000 square foot facility on 5 acres. There are
approximately 35 people employed here.
The manufacturing area is equipped with a 20 ton and
10 ton overhead crane as well as several smaller jib
cranes and a substantial amount of fabrication assembly
and test equipment. The office area contains a networked
computer system and several computer drafting work stations.
This facility is located in an area which has available
a large amount of skilled manpower suited to the company's
The facility is non-union and has no history of labor
disputes. The California facility is an office which
is the principal location of the President and Sales
Manager. A limited amount of engineering, estimating
and purchasing capability is available at the California
facility. This office is normally the principal point
of contact between the customer and the company until
contracts are in place. Once the customer issues a contract,
the Project Manager, located in Louisiana, becomes the
principal point of contact.
C.S. Controls is in very good financial condition.
Payables and receivables are current with no outstanding
disputes with either customers or vendors. The company
has a very good credit situation with all of its suppliers
and customers. The company has been able to manage its
cash flow well enough to operate and grow with very
little outside financing although additional financing
is available if needed.
The annual sales of the company are approximately U.S.
$5 million. The company is profitable and has for virtually
its entire history been able to maintain a positive
cash flow. Although financial statements are not considered
public information, they are available for review by
our customers if requested.
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C.S. Controls, Inc.