About Us - Hydratec Information & Mission
For more than thirty five years Hydratec has been meeting the irrigation needs of farmers worldwide. It has always been in a leadership role in applying advances in micro-irrigation technology. Hydratec has done business not only in central California, but also in Florida, Washington, Mexico, China, and Nicaragua.
We have tailored our processes to meet the needs of both large and small operations. Close to us and to the east are many small family farms that have been our special customers for years. Also within an easy distance are many larger family and corporate farms on the west side and in the south central valley. No customer gets lost at HydraTec. Each one is valued and their individual needs assessed and met.
Hydratec’s reputation is synonymous with the most up-to-date technology, the provision of the highest quality systems and products and people that are committed to the best possible service in micro-irrigation. It’s focus is to remain a technological leader (both in services to its customers and in the management of the company). Our management team continues to plan for the future, change procedures as necessary, and add quality personnel in order to maintain that reputation and meet the expanding needs of our valued customers.
President and CEO - Bill Loflin
The President and CEO of the company since 2007 is Bill Loflin. He has been with Hydratec since 1982. 30 years of experience in the field of micro-irrigation; engineering, sales and project management. In recent years as Sales Manager and then General Manager and now as President, he has led the growing team of professionals at Hydratec through several years of sales growth; also supplying annual irrigation system acre volume exceeding 25,000 acres per year. Mr. Loflin has served in the Board of Directors for the California Agricultural Irrigation Association and also serves on the Dealer Advisory Counsel for two major manufacturers of irrigation products.
Hydratec's team of managers are the best in the industry. The whole team is proud of being able to meet the irrigation needs of our expanding customer base as they grow crops for our world not only for high quality and productivity but also with ever increasing consciousness to conservation of our precious natural resource, WATER.
Our management team continues to plan for the future, change procedures as necessary, and add quality personnel in order to maintain that reputation and meet the expanding needs of our valued customers.
HYDRATEC is strategically located in the center of California’s agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley on the county line between Kern County and Tulare County. From this location we work with our customers across the state and into neighboring states as well.
The office and warehouse for Hydratec is located on 5 acres of land, 6 miles northeast of Delano. We are easy to find off California Hwy 99 taking County Line Road 6 miles east and then ½ mile north on Road 192.
The administrative offices, located in Delano, house the sales, purchasing, design and accounting functions of Hydratec. Not only is Hydratec at the forefront of its industry with respect to irrigation and design technology, but their system for tracking inventory, costing, and billing is also state of the art. Answers for questions put to the administrative staff from vendors or customers are quickly and clearly handled with on line information available at a keystroke.