EDGEMONT, PA – On Thursday, July 28th, Pennsylvania State Senator Tom Killion visited Eastern Controls, Inc. (ECI) for a tour of our headquarters in Edgemont, PA. This is Senator Killion’s first time back at ECI since the Process Solutions Summit where he gave opening remarks with CEO, Cliff McLaughlin Jr., for the grand opening of the Process Training Unit (PTU™) on May 25th.

Semator Tom Killion at ECI

Cliff explaining the many features of the PTU to Senator Killion

The Senator was thrilled about his return to ECI saying, “I really wanted to come back to see the whole facility. It’s very interesting.”

Senator Killion and his Chief-of-Staff, Michael Stoll, received an in-depth, personalized tour from Cliff McLaughlin of the office and PTU™. During his tour, Senator Killion asked a multitude of questions regarding our industry. His first question was how and where our service technicians are trained. We, as well as some of our Principals, provide a variety of training opportunities (hands-on, classroom, and facility training) for our service technicians to attend.

Upon touring our Applications Engineering department, Senator Killion was interested in knowing how many engineers  ECI employs. ECI has 14 degreed engineers out of 87 total employees. They provide the company with valuable support and solutions for customers/clients, as well as the outside sales representatives.

Senator Tom Killion visits ECI

Cliff and Senator Killion

While being shown a Coriolis meter in ECI’s training room, Senator Killion wanted to know if each product can be individualized. The answer is yes, depending on the customer’s needs.

During the PTU™ tour, Cliff went into detail on each product represented by our numerous Principals (Endress+Hauser, MSA, O’Brien, GE/Masoneilan, etc.) for  Senator Killion.

The Senator was thoroughly interested in the company and PTU™ stating, “It’s great to know all of this. I never knew everything that went into how it’s all made.”

It was a pleasure having Senator Killion visit ECI and we look forward to his next visit. If you or your company is interested in touring our facility and PTU™ to learn more about ECI and what we do, please give us a call at 610-325-4600.



About Eastern Controls:

Since 1969, Eastern Controls has been the Mid-Atlantic’s premier manufacturers’ representative, distributor, and service provider of process measurement and control equipment. Our expertise covers all primary process variable measurements including flow, pressure, level, temperature and liquid analytical as well as gas detection, control valve, and isolation valve applications.


The foundation of our success is our dedication to customer service, extensive product offerings, and our outstanding sales, technical, and applications support.  We look forward to working with you!