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Summit honored by Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2014

May 19, 2014

TYLER, Texas – For the second straight year, Summit Industrial Products has been honored as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

Summit, an industrial lubrication company founded in 1982, has been based in Tyler since 1989 and is known across the world as an industry leader in synthetic lubricant technology for industrial applications.

Out of the 100 companies honored, Summit was 21st on the 2014 Best Companies to Work for in Texas list. They were the only manufacturing company chosen.

“We believe strongly that happy employees are good employees,” said Fred Pate, president of Summit. “Summit is all about relentlessly serving our customers and each other. We’re happy to be honored in this way because it means our employees feel valued.”

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Texas, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. It was created in 2006 and is a project of Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (TSC-SHRM) and Best Companies Group.

Summit, which is a part of Klüber Lubrication based in Munich, Germany, is in the small business category, which includes companies with between 15 and 99 employees.

For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in Texas program, visit


ISO 9001

Summit first received its ISO 9001 certification in January of 1996, demonstrating a commitment to quality assurance and performance monitoring. ISO 9001 certification is an international quality standard that addresses a comprehensive list of business elements, including management responsibility, order processing, purchasing, process control, traceability, handling of non-conforming product, and internal auditing. Our present ISO 9001 certification is proof of our continuing quality commitment to our customers.


ISO 14001

Summit is committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities where we work and live. We recognize that through integrating sound environmental health, and safety management practices into all aspects of our business ... we can offer innovative products and services while conserving and enhancing resources for future generations.


NSF ISO 21469

ISO 21469 specifies hygiene requirements for the formulation, manufacture, use and handling of lubricants, which may come into contact with products during manufacturing or processing. The international standard applies to lubricants intended for use in food production, as well as cosmetic, pharmaceutical and animal feed industries. NSF ISO 21469 Certification by an independent, third party provides Summit with a means to obtain international acceptance for their products. 

You can see a list of Summit’s ISO 21469 certified products by clicking here.