“I am very excited to open the new Texas location because it allows us to better meet the needs of customers in the Southeast with same-day delivery, in most cases. Our customers have come to expect great customer service and expert technical support, and this new location will definitely help us expand on that,” said REO Company’s Chris O’Dell. “With the help of my dad, Steve O’Dell, and his decades of protective coatings field expertise, our top priority is to provide the region with a full-range of superior products—from primers to finish coats.”
REO began serving the oil and gas market in Greater Tulsa, Okla., with International brand products in 1999. Over the past 18 years the company has grown to include the entire state of Oklahoma, before being purchased by O’Dell and his wife Traci, in 2013. O’Dell has been with AkzoNobel since 2002 and is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector, Level III.
Chuck Hampton, AkzoNobel’s North America director for Protective Coatings and Marine said: “The opening of REO Company’s Beaumont location is another great example of our partnership working in action and an opportunity to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing protective coatings customers with greater access to high performance products and technical support that is second to none.”