Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma September 2018 - Page 22

P S M AL L SHO - & - support local businesses Mako Products of Edmond has the latest technology in the oil and gas fitting industry. MAKO providing solutions for energy industry BY VAN MITCHELL | PHOTOS BY KAREN MOORE S ometimes the simplest discovery can make the biggest impact. That was something Sidney Shaw learned when he attended a trade show in Houston, Texas, and came away with the ability for his family company to become the exclusive source in the United States for Superlok I-Fittings. Shaw operates Mako Products, LLC, at 5612 Industrial Boulevard in Edmond, a family business that makes specialty fittings for the oil and gas industry, with his sons and co-owners Lance Shaw and Thad Shaw. “My dad had been in the oilfield since I was a little kid selling oil field products for different companies,” said Lance Shaw. “He was at the largest oil and gas trade show in 22 September 2018 | The Business Times the country in Houston. He walked by this booth and talked to the people there and wanted to find out how he could become the supplier in the United States for it. We ended getting a group of investors to place a stock order with this company to start us up. It just kind of blossomed from there.” Shaw said his family’s faith helped lead them down this business path. “Mako Products began as a family business dedicated to the proposition that we could best serve our community by providing the highest level of customer service,” he said. “We were truly guided to the way to fulfill that mission in 2012, when we teamed up with Superlok to become the exclusive United States source of the patented Superlok i-Fittings and valves. “From our headquarters in Edmond, we build on this partnership to provide the safest, highest-quality and highest-value tubing, valves, accessories and tube fittings with proprietary i-Fitting products we possibly can.” An i-Fitting is a tube fitting that comes with Superlok’s patented built-in inspection gauge. Shaw said for years, those installing instrumentation and control products have struggled with the problem of over tightening or under tightening tube fittings. He said Superlok is the first company to create the perfect solution to this problem,