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January 28, 2014

Terry and Dusty built a successful diesel engine repair business that focuses on the oilfield industry. They came to the ASU SBDC and Director Dave Erickson to discuss creating a new machining business that would complement their existing engine repair business. Currently they have to send out machining work to other machine shops. They had an opportunity to purchase machine shop equipment and began the planning process by working with Erickson. They worked together on structure of business, organizational chart, employee needs, and marketing. The Thompson’s, on their own, built the machine shop building and installed the equipment purchased previously. They are now testing the equipment and will soon be ready for machining business. 

 

Southern Industrial Engines

Owner/Managers:  Terr and Dusty Thompson

Nature of Business:  Industrial Engine Repair Shop

City:  San Angelo, Texas

SBDC Business Advisor:  Dave Erickson

 

Terry and Dusty built a successful diesel engine repair business that focuses on the oilfield industry. They came to the ASU SBDC and Director Dave Erickson to discuss creating a new machining business that would complement their existing engine repair business. Currently they have to send out machining work to other machine shops. They had an opportunity to purchase machine shop equipment and began the planning process by working with Erickson. They worked together on structure of business, organizational chart, employee needs, and marketing. The Thompson’s, on their own, built the machine shop building and installed the equipment purchased previously. They are now testing the equipment and will soon be ready for machining business.

The Thompson’s have hired three more employees and expanded the business. They feel the SBDC was instrumental in their expansion. Terry Thompson stated, “The advice and knowledge we’ve gained from the SBDC has made it possible for us to grow beyond what we ever imagined. Being able to successfully run a business and create jobs, and strengthen the local economy is an awesome feeling.”

 

SouthernEngines

801 FM 584 

San Angelo, Texas

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  • Dave Erickson

      Dave Erickson

    Director, MBA, Certified Business Advisor IV
    david.erickson@angelo.edu

    Dave joined the Small Business Development Center in 1999 as a business advisor and has served as Director since 2005. He holds the Certified Business Advisor IV designation. He has 20 years experience in managing large retail stores including two years managing multiple units. Dave received a BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA in Management from Angelo State University. His areas of expertise include marketing, SBA loan packaging, business financing options, and buying/selling a business. He was awarded the Professional Certified Marketer designation by the American Marketing Association.