Where we are today
TW Controls is a small family owned industrial automation company located in Roanoke, VA. How small? Just a husband, wife and the two kids. That's the way we plan on keeping it. God has blessed us with work when we have needed it, has taken us over most of the U.S. east of the Mississippi, and even internationally a few times. Now HE is calling us to reel our business back in close to the Roanoke Valley. It doesn't mean we won't do long distance work anymore and we won't be abandoning our many great distant customers that got us here. But especially if your are within driving distance of Roanoke, VA, please consider using our services. We offer personal service and a close working relationship to work towards reaching your automation goals. If you aren't sure if you are close enough for us to provide service to you, give us a call anyway. We have many great automation contacts we can refer you to throughout the US.
Where have we been
Our website has gone through many changes over the years, and grew until it finally had to be split into three separate sites to refocus. The Automation Store where you can find all of our great products and services, WikiPLC which is a wealth of information about anything automation or electrical maintenance related, and PLC Tools who's products are so popular we can't fill all the orders most of the time.
But when we distributed the articles, products, and other content to the three sites there were some things that just didn't fit any of the new sites. Most were special personal messages and feats about our company. Here you will find them along with major corporate announcements.
TW Controls Celebrates its First Year in Business
Saturday, 15 December 2007
Thank everyone for making our first year a success
We may have gotten off to a bit of a rough start, but overall this has been a very successful year.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank Amber, my lovely wife, for hanging in there with me when times got tough, and Michael, my little helper, who is the reason TW Controls was started.
Michael's First Wedding
Friday, 08 June 2007
My son, now 4-1/2 months old, went to his Aunt Missie and Uncle Ryan's wedding. I was in charge of dressing him. I think I did alright.
Virginia Tech Tragedy
Tuesday, 17 April 2007
Congratulations Shirley Wilborne
Tuesday, 27 March 2007
Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium - Danville Division Award Winner
I would like to take a moment to congratulate someone very special to me...my Mom
Shirley Wilborne has dedicated her life to the education of children, coming in second only to the raising of her own children, Denise, Scott, and myself.
On March 27, 2007 I was honored to attend the presentation of Danville Division Teacher Award for the advanced learning through the integration of technology into the educational curriculum at Longwood College.
TW Controls Goes International
Monday, 19 March 2007
TW Controls is proud to announce
We have just returned from our first job out of the United States
Assisting another local company, we traveled the the capital city of San Salvador in the sunny nation of El Salvador. I'm still fresh off of the plane and trying to play catch up but I will try to post some pictures of El Salvador when I have a chance.
Our original "Company Information" statement. What were we thinking starting a business 3 months before our first child was born!
Friday, 03 November 2006
TW Controls was founded in 2003 as an integration company. We specialize in designing, building, and installing Electrical Controls, Programing PLC and HMI products, networking, plant wide SCADA systems and much more. The company did some jobs, was profitable, but in the end I decided was not ready to run my own company at the time. I then became an employee for an end user company which I enjoyed very much. During this time I set TW Controls aside and worked on more important tasks such as finding my wife of over a year now and preparing for our child that is due on January 20.
But as I was changing so was my company and I recently found my company life interfering with my family life. After discussing these issues with my family, my company, and several well respected members of some control forums I frequent under the name TWControls, I decided to part ways with my company. As one person stated, "It's a lot easier to find another job than to find another family. And families tend to be a lot more loyal than corporations."