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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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Prolamsa USA begins producing mechanical tubing in U.S.

May 12, 2009

Prolamsa USA has begun production of mechanical tubing at its first U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Laredo, Texas. The facility produces mechanical tubing from 1/2 to 2-1/2 in. and includes a cut-to-length line. It also stocks mechanical and structural steel (HSS) tubing.A second facility...

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RathGibson opens Buenos Aires office

April 30, 2009

Lincolnshire, Ill.-based RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has opened an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Led by Cristian Rohde, the Buenos Aires office serves both Central and South America.Rohde, Drector –...

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TMK IPSCO Kentucky plant ratifies new labor agreement

April 23, 2009

TMK IPSCO was notified yesterday by the United Steelworkers and its Local 1870 that union members at the company's Wilder, Ky., plant have ratified the tentative labor agreement reached last week. The new contract replaces one that expired April 15, 2009 and will remain in effect through April 15,...

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Tube Southeast Asia returns to Bangkok

April 14, 2009

From Oct. 13 to 15, 2009, Tube Southeast Asia - International Tube & Pipe Trade Fair for Southeast Asia - will be held in Bangkok for the second time. The event is organized by Messe Dsseldorf Asia, with the International Tube Association (ITA) as the industry partner.Exhibitors will showcase tube...

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TMK IPSCO opens Baytown heat treat facility

April 13, 2009

Construction of a new heat treat facility has been completed at TMK IPSCO's Baytown Works in Baytown, Texas. The facility is designed to heat treat and finish mainly seamless tubing and casing sizes from 2 3/8 in. to 7 5/8 in. in diameter.The project was initiated over 2 years ago and is coming on...

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Hydro to close precision tubing plant in Michigan

March 31, 2009

Norway-based Hydro, a supplier of aluminum and aluminum products, has announced that it is consolidating its aluminum precision tubing operation in North America and closing it plant in Adrian, Mich. The company cited falling demand from automotive customers as a reason for the consolidation.The...

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U.S. Steel names VP – tubular operations

February 24, 2009

United States Steel Corp. announced today that Douglas R. Matthews has been appointed vice president-tubular operations and president of the company's U. S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc. subsidiary effective immediately. Matthews succeeds Joseph Alvarado, whose retirement was previously announced by...

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Roll-Kraft earns ISO recertification

February 10, 2009

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has participated in a surveillance audit of its ISO quality management system and, for the fourth consecutive year, has fulfilled the requirements and received recertification, with zero minor and zero major nonconformances.The audit included areas such as sales and order...

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Triumph Tube to open new manufacturing facility in South Carolina

February 2, 2009

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Orangeburg County Development Commission, and the Central S.C. Alliance have announced that Triumph Tube Inc., a manufacturer in the drawn tube industry, will open its new manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County. The $3.5 million investment is expected...

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RathGibson announces new CEO

January 14, 2009

Lincolnshire, Ill.-based RathGibson, a global manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has appointed Michael Schwartz to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).Schwartz joined RathGibson in April 2008 as the president and chief...

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Tubelite hires product development engineer

January 13, 2009

Tubelite Inc., Walker, Mich., has added John Campbell to its staff as a product development engineer helping expand the company's offering of architectural aluminum products for the commercial glass and glazing industry. He works in close collaboration with manufacturing, sales, marketing, and...

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Roll-Kraft hires two staff members

January 13, 2009

Roll-Kraft has added Norman VanHorn and Bruce Wolfe to the staff at its headquarters facility in Mentor, Ohio. Both men come to the company with background experience as machinists and have held various positions in the manufacturing field.Roll-Kraft produces tooling and equipment used in the...

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TUBOTECH 2009 to be held in Brazil

December 16, 2008

TUBOTECH, 5th International Tube, Fittings and Components trade fair will be staged at the Centro de Exposicoes Imigrantes in So Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 6-8, 2009. The event will be jointly organized by Messe Dsseldorf and Grupo Cipa, with the support of the International Tube Association (ITA).Exhibit...

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Roll-Kraft installs new machines

December 16, 2008

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has installed three CNC machines. Two of the machines operate at the Mentor plant, and the other machine at the company's facility in Woodbridge, Ont. The machines are designed to help increase efficiency in the manufacture of tooling and equipment for the roll forming and...

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RathGibson launches new international offices

December 16, 2008

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has launched three new international offices. To provide local real-time support for its channel partners and customers, the company has opened offices in Mumbai,...

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