Description: This passage is mainly about atmos energy logi. In this passage, the writer tells us the story of Atmos Energy which dates back to 1906 in the Panhandle of Texas, including the process of its development.
In the waning days of the western frontier, a new age began, beneath the high plains of the Texas Panhandle, it lay the energy to grow a company and build a nation, it’s an authentic American success story, it’s the story of Atmos energy.
At the turn of the last century, the storm brothers came to Amarillo from Missouri to start a cold gas business, soon they were wildcatting for oil with other Panhandle pioneers on the ranch of Masterson, once they realized that they had one of the major gas fields in the United States, then they had to develop and grow it.
They had to have money and back in those days finances were very hard to obtain, even to run a pipeline, I remember that there were no pipelines there, so their obstacles were probably even greater than what we see today, the Amarillo gas company set out to turn natural gas into a viable source of power and prosperity.
In 1924 they were combined with Amarillo oil into southwestern Development Company, against the odds and against the elements of the Great Depression, progress was made, in the first 50 years they did a heck of a job starting out in West Texas on a small scale of getting everything pipe and customers using natural gas.
As the depression and bust turned to boom, America was back on track, and World War two was fading into the past, natural gas began to make its mark on communities across the country, the push was on to make natural gas America’s fuel, southwestern development company was reorganized with a new name to match its spirit.
Pioneer natural gas company had bold new ideas, it had always been a dream as much as a vision to become a larger company, but to keep our small-town values, sometimes change can be the only constant in business, pioneer evolved into a widely diversified corporation.
It’s West Texas utility now known as Zener gas, which was only one of 13 divisions, and the stage was set for a major loop, in 1983 they spun us off and at the time they called me and said that you were going to be chairman and president and CEO, and I got two weeks notice, so you can imagine what was going through my mind, I was scared to death.
I’m going around to invest with every employee, there are all 650 of them and we have assured them that if they will stick with us as management through that, we’ll sink or swim together but we’re going to make this company go, it is already expanding through acquisitions, and gas shows a new name to match its bold direction.
Atmos Energy Corporation, which companies with their own rich histories and territories, join this growing family, be free to focus on success rather than survival, new customers, new employees and new friends took Atmos Energy to unreachable Heights as it stretched across the map.
By the late 90s, the time would come for bigger steps, I’ve been with companies, they talk about growing, but this company has done, momentum would carry Atmos energy through the turn of the millennium ,the company now is ready to become an industry leader and be able to integrate all those companies in and try to create one culture, and have the largest pure natural gas company in the country.
That is a success story, it is a new decade dawn with new challenges but with the same unwavering commitment to safety providing excellent customer service and preparing our employees to be the best that they can possibly be.
The Charles Kavon Center which is a 48-thousand-square-foot facility completed in August 2010, it combines a new service center, gas dispatch, state-of-the-art training facility and a gas measurement flow lab, gas city, a one-acre outdoor, seven adjacent to the Vaughn Center simulates a neighborhood, it completes with apartments, houses, city, streets and utility infrastructure.
The Charles Kavon Center stands as a testament, not only to Atmos Energy’s dedication to safety and desire to have the best trained workforce in the industry, but to the vision of the man, who names facility Charlie Vaughn has this vision to grow this company, and I don’t think probably he has realized how dramatic this vision could turn.
Eventually looking back over 50 years with the company, it’s a dream but now it comes true, Charlie Vaughn has been the person that in tough times whether through words or deeds, he says to the organization that we are going to stay, the future is to come.
So if you remember and celebrate what’s happened and carry that forward, then the next honey beer is going to be better than the last hundred years, as history marches on, present quickly becomes past, our story is a rich one and it continues to be told by the dedicated men and women who serve their customers and communities today and tomorrow.