L-K Industries

L-K Industries

L-K Industries is a leading U.S. manufacturer of oil centrifuges and related petroleum sampling and measuring equipment for the crude oil/petroleum, petrochemical, hydrocarbon, agriculture, food processing and medical industries. Our most common equipment includes portable and laboratory oil centrifuges, sample heaters, glass centrifuge tubes, glass thermometers, glass hydrometers, gaging tapes and oil thiefs. Our original Melton Oil Centrifuge was first manufactured in 1957 and became the basis for ASTM standards still relevant today. Each L-K product conforms to ASTM (American Society for Testing & Materials) and API (American Petroleum Institute) standards.

Company details

6952 Lawndale , Houston , Texas 77023 USA
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Our motto is “Demand a Higher Standard”. We strive daily to design, build and maintain products to the highest standards possible. We manufactured the first Class I, Division 2 certified laboratory centrifuge. This classification ensures safe operation in hazardous locations. With the acquisition of Miller-Weber of Texas and relocation of the ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory, we now calibrate glassware and equipment in-house.

Our Mission To set the standard for manufacturing quality and customer service in the petroleum testing industry.
Our Vision
To operate with excellence, achieve corporate growth, and develop strong community alliances.
Our Values
  • Be safe
  • Plan ahead
  • Work together
  • Innovate often
  • Support each other
  • One team
  • Work Smart
  • Focus on quality
  • Communicate frequently
  • Have confidence
  • Take responsibility
  • One family
  • Have fun
  • Execute with urgency
  • Do what you say
  • Exceed expectations
  • Build your community
  • One Company

Founded in 1930 as L-K Pump Valve Company, L-K Industries has evolved to become one of the most well known names in oil testing.

Our Founder, Louis Hill Kennon, believed that quality products and service were the pillars to building a long-term company, and he was right. Eighty five years later, L-K Industries continues operating with the same guiding principles. In 2015, the company started a new chapter and was acquired by Eric R. Calderon. Upon closing Eric remarked, “It’s a privilege to carry on such a well respected name in the industry. With such a strong operating history, L-K stands well positioned to continue serving customers and making quality products for the next 85 years and beyond”.