Marnie Rankin, COO and Troy Rankin, President
The corrosion process sets the clock back for many industries, such as manufacturing, oil and gas, energy, and maritime, as it gradually degrades underground pipelines, storage tanks, offshore equipment and other submerged metallic structures. Corrosion not only impacts organizations’ operating efficiency and growth trajectory, but also diverts their attention to replacing or repairing critical infrastructure rather than pivotal business matters. Such issues caused by corrosion are further exacerbated when organizations require customized corrosion prevention solutions that are subject to contrasting budget and government issued regulations and permits. The need of the hour is a corrosion prevention provider that offers the solutions and aligns with every organization’s requirements.
Enter Farwest Corrosion Control Company.
As a woman owned business, Farwest Corrosion Control Company is at the forefront of delivering turnkey solutions that meet its clients’ distinct requirements around corrosion control and prevention. With a specialty in corrosion prevention on underground or underwater structures, Farwest provides the cathodic protection (CP) systems, which is the application of protective DC current to the structure. Established in 1956, California-based Farwest distributes, manufactures, designs, installs, tests, and troubleshoots CP systems. Over the years, Farwest has designed and built many proprietary products as well as provided common solutions, such as impressed current and galvanic anodes, power supplies, monitoring equipment, coatings, insulating components, instruments, test equipment, and much more.
Farwest has nurtured a dedicated culture toward delivering cathodic protection and corrosion control related products, services, and solutions to its clients to ensure the health and ongoing operation of critical infrastructures. The company lives by its integrity, service, quality, and unsurpassed customer satisfaction to protect and help its customers find the right solution for their corrosion requirements. “As a custom fabricator, we can build unique solutions for even the most challenging corrosion issues,” states Troy Rankin, President of Farwest.
The firm also promotes innovation in the corrosion sector. To overcome the daily challenges in the corrosion industry, Farwest continues to listen to customers’ feedback to improve its products and services and search the horizon for new opportunities. “We want to innovate and change the way companies operate to remain operationally nimble,” mentions Marnie Rankin, COO of Farwest. Besides, the firm credits its extremely competent customer service professionals, production and technical teams along with designers and field managers to constantly bring new ideas onboard.
The reliability and credibility of Farwest is reflected in its long-standing collaboration with a customer of nearly sixty years. Initially their alliance began with supplying corrosion prevention products and acting as the client’s supplier rather than partner. Over time, the relationship grew with Farwest taking on QC inspection, as well as the installation of CP systems and providing engineering and technical services. “In addition, we assist the client in planning their installation projects, helping them to move these projects forward,” says Mrs. Rankin.
Farwest continues to improve on all levels by looking for new opportunities, responding to industry needs, and working closely with existing customers to help them find better solutions. The firm has just introduced a new CP power supply product called the DCPro that brings new advancements to CP power supplies while maintaining ease of operation and familiarity. “Our engineers have designed the DCPro to bring a wealth of features to the market and has kept the concepts and operation as simple as possible,” says Rankin. The company has also responded to growing customer demand by adding solutions, such as a new deep well drilling rig. And, as part of the firm’s continuing commitment to innovation and excellence, internal processes are constantly being updated and upgraded, to include the recent addition of Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).