Tube and Pipe Production News

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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FD Machinery to make first tube mill installation in North America

January 23, 2017

FD Machinery, Cleveland, has received an order for a new, HF ERW tube mill—its first tube mill installation in North America. The complete tube mill line will be equipped with an automated coil feed and butt weld system, a PLC tooling positioning system, an automated ID scarf blowout, and an...

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AB&I names Harry Warren Inc. as new rep

January 16, 2017

Oakland, Calif.-based AB&I Foundry has named Harry Warren Inc. and Harry Warren of Georgia LLC as manufacturers’ rep for Florida and Georgia. AB&I Foundry manufactures cast-iron soil pipe and fittings for storm and sanitary drain, waste, and vent plumbing systems....

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Rafter receives order for quick-change tube mill

December 19, 2016

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has received an order for a new RT-2000S HFI tube mill that will incorporate the company's patented Mill-Flip® quick-change technology. The mill will be built for a North American tube producer that requires multiple changeovers per week for JIT...

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Synalloy to acquire Marcegaglia’s stainless pipe and tube operations

December 13, 2016

Synalloy Corp., a Richmond, Va.-based company that produces stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, and specialty chemicals and distributes seamless carbon pipe and tubing, has announced that, through its subsidiary Bristol Metals LLC, it has signed a definitive agreement to...

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Zekelman Industries to acquire Western Tube & Conduit

December 7, 2016

Chicago-based Zekelman Industries has entered into a definitive agreement for Wheatland Tube to purchase Western Tube & Conduit Corp., Long Beach, Calif., from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. and other minority shareholders. Western Tube & Conduit is a producer of black and galvanized steel...

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Industrial Tube & Steel to open Tennessee facility

December 5, 2016

Industrial Tube & Steel Corp., a metal and steel tubing supplier, will open a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., in January 2017. The company will add two new band saws to the plant, each able to cut material up to 22 in. dia. ITS serves machine shops, fabricators, and OEMs, supplying...

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Superior Tube and Fine Tubes appoint three sales managers

October 28, 2016

U.S.-based Superior Tube and U.K.-based Fine Tubes, manufacturers of precision tubing for critical applications, have announced three additions to their sales management team. Mark A. Boyle has been appointed to the position of global aerospace market manager, based at Superior Tube's head office...

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Steel Tube appoints quality assurance and safety manager

October 27, 2016

Statesville, N.C.-based Steel Tube Inc. has appointed Steve Davis to head its quality and safety department. Davis has 33 years of experience in manufacturing, working for both small companies and large corporations. He also is an entrepreneur, having owned and operated two small businesses. "My...

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Wheatland Tube disappointed that CBP is not investigating duty evasion on steel pipe from China

October 20, 2016

Chicago-based steel tube producer Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, filed an allegation of duty evasion with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in September, providing public import data demonstrating that the 56,774 metric tons of welded pipe imported by Company "X" from...

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Roll-Kraft acquires Chicago Roll

October 5, 2016

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has announced its acquisition of Chicago Roll Co., a Lombard, Ill., company offering design, manufacturing, and refurbishing of tooling for the tube, pipe, and roll forming industry. The Lombard facility has more than 48,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space with 17 CNC...

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Eurolls De Mexico appoints new management

September 13, 2016

Eurolls Spa has appointed Alan Tafoya as general manager and Marco Trevisani as production manager at its Eurolls De Mexico subsidiary in Monterrey, Mexico. Trevisani has more than 25 years of experience working with the Eurolls Group in Italy.The company manufactures and regrinds rolls for...

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OMCO adds custom welded tube capability

September 8, 2016

Wickliffe, Ohio-based custom roll former OMCO has announced that it now has custom welded tube manufacturing capability. The company’s new 200-ft.-long mill is highly automated, permitting the manufacture of highly processed standard-shaped tubes and custom profiles to fit specific requirements....

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Hydrostatic pipe machine to test beyond the standard API grades

September 8, 2016

Fives has installed a hydrostatic pipe tester at the Vallourec plant in Düsseldorf-Rath, Germany. Pipe testing machines at tube plants are designed to help reduce delays on the finishing floor during the testing phase. The test hold time is varied to suit the specific standard to which the pipe is...

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SPS acquires Tubular USA

August 8, 2016

SPS, a tube and pipe manufacturer, steel distributor, and flat-rolled steel processor in Manhattan, Kan., has acquired St. Louis-based Tubular USA®, a supplier of inline galvanized pipe and tubing. SPS operates in the marketplace as Steel and Pipe Supply, Steel & Pipe Supply de Mexico, Exltube,...

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California Steel Industries announces executive appointments

July 28, 2016

California Steel Industries Inc., a producer of flat-rolled steel and ERW pipe based in Fontana, Calif., has announced several staff appointments. Marcelo Botelho has been named president/CEO. He replaces Toshiyuki ("Ted") Tamai, who is retiring after 43 years in the steel industry in Japan and...

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