LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - It was a tall order, but one East Texas company was up to the task of helping solve a problem thousands of miles away.
Workers at S and K Supply in Kilgore produced 5 massive plunger pump packages, that were shipped this week to the formerly civil war ravaged Republic of Congo, in west Africa. Completed in less than 10 weeks, each pump has 25-hundred horsepower and can move more than 4-thousand gallons of seawater per minute.
The pumps will be used in the expanding oil and gas production of west Africa. Each pump unit has a hefty price tag of 600-thousand dollars a piece. The shipment is the single largest order S and K has ever taken.