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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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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Bull Moose Tube purchases sprinkler pipe mills

July 13, 2016

Bull Moose Tube, a subsidiary of North American manufacturing group Bull Moose Industries, has announced that it has purchased sprinkler pipe mills that will be incorporated into two of the company’s existing manufacturing operations. The first is scheduled to be added to its Trenton, Ga.,...

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Steel and Pipe Supply names president

July 5, 2016

Steel and Pipe Supply has named Jim Kerkvliet as president of the U.S. service center and flat-rolled processing divisions of the company. He has 10 years of experience in executive roles with international steel producer Gerdau and also has held management positions with steel divisions of...

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Formtek becomes North American distributor for Milltech

July 5, 2016

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, a manufacturer of equipment and tooling for metal forming, roll forming, and tube and pipe producing, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Milltech, a manufacturer of pipe producing and finishing systems based in Daejon, Korea. Milltech, the...

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Exltube names president

July 5, 2016

Exltube, a producer of structural, mechanical, and specialty tube and pipe in North Kansas City, Mo., has promoted Bill Snyder to division president. Snyder joined the company in January 2016, previously serving as executive vice president and general manager....

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Zumbach Electronics delivers profile measuring system to ShanDong ShiHeng Special Steel Group

June 29, 2016

Zumbach Electronics, Switzerland, has commissioned a PROFILEMASTER® SPS 400-S4 profile measuring system at ShanDong ShiHeng Special Steel Group Co. Ltd., China. The measuring unit is equipped with four CMOS camera/laser modules that measure L and Omega-type hot-rolled steel profiles. The...

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Zumbach Electronics provides profile measuring system to Hoesch Schwerter Profile

June 24, 2016

Zumbach Electronics - Switzerland has provided a PROFILEMASTER® SPS 800-S8 profile measuring system to the Germany-based company Hoesch Schwerter Profile GmbH for use on its hot rolling mill. Hoesch, part of the Italian Calvi Holding group, is a manufacturer of customized steel profiles. The...

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Blacoh Industries appoints production manager

June 24, 2016

Metal tubing provider Blacoh Industries, Riverside, Calif., has appointed Rocky Jensen to production manager and lean facilitator. Jensen has 30 years of experience, having previously served as manufacturing manager at Wilden Pump & Engineering/PSG’s Grand Terrace facility. He holds a degree...

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SMS group supplies heat-treating, pipe threading equipment to Axis Pipe and Tube

June 8, 2016

Germany-based SMS group has supplied heat-treating equipment and a pipe threading line to Houston-based Axis Pipe and Tube. The two new lines for the Bryan, Texas, plant enable the company to produce OCTG tubes used in natural gas and crude oil production. The heat-treating line includes a...

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Fine Tubes granted F4N status by Nuclear AMRC

June 3, 2016

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, a manufacturer and global supplier of precision tubes for critical applications, has completed the Fit for Nuclear (F4N) program run by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The F4N service is designed to help U.K. manufacturing companies win...

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Rafter upgrades tube mill for automotive tube producer

May 25, 2016

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has shipped a new RT-3000 tube mill re-top and drive train upgrade for a North American automotive tube producer. The equipment will replace older tube mill equipment that is worn and difficult to maintain. The previous machine had integral roll stands...

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