Tube and Pipe Fabrication News

The tube and pipe fabrication technology area covers sawing (band, circular, and friction) and other cutting processes, such as abrasive, flame, laser, oxyfuel, plasma, and waterjet. It also discusses forming processes, including bending and end forming. Finally, it includes a handful of miscellaneous processes, such as trimming, beveling, finning, grooving, threading, and spinning.

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Bewo moves to new location in Netherlands

July 8, 2014

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V. will move its Netherlands headquarters to Waalwijk in October, after nearly 80 years at its Tilburg location. The move will give the company, a developer and manufacturer of manually operated circular saws and automatic cutting machines for tubes, additional space for...

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Registration open for Pipe & Tube Houston 2014

June 19, 2014

The Tube & Pipe Association International® (TPA), Rockford, Ill., and the International Tube Association (ITA), Germany, will co-host their fourth conference devoted to updating seamless and welded tubular product technology and processes. Pipe & Tube Houston 2014 – Developing Technology for...

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Burr Oak Tool names VP of sales and marketing

June 6, 2014

Burr Oak Tool Inc., a provider of customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries in Sturgis, Mich., has promoted Tim Doot to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Doot succeeds David C. Clark, who will retire from the position Aug. 1 after 47...

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R&B Machining adds staff

May 27, 2014

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has hired Bill Bernard as sales manager – exhaust. In this position he focuses on increasing the company’s sales of tube bending and forming tooling and tube end forming machines and growing its automation business in the target automotive and truck exhaust...

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ASME celebrates 100th anniversary of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

May 27, 2014

On May 14, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first edition of what has evolved into the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, ASME and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI) held a banquet recognizing the collective efforts of the many volunteers and staff...

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Mayville Eng. chairman/CEO named finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award

May 2, 2014

Robert Kamphuis, chairman and CEO of Mayville Eng. Co., a manufacturer of complex metal fabrications, tube forming, coatings, and shooting sports products in Mayville, Wis., has been named as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Midwest. The awards program...

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Saar-Hartmetall USA hires product manager, beveling tools

May 1, 2014

Saar-Hartmetall USA, Covington, Ky., a subsidiary of the Germany-based parent company, Saar-Hartmetall GmbH, has hired Kurt Zahn as product manager, beveling tools. Zahn is responsible for growing market share for the company’s Gerima line of beveling tools and providing support to customers...

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Synalloy to close Bristol Fabrication

April 29, 2014

Spartanburg, S.C.-based Synalloy Corp., a producer of stainless steel pipe and steel storage tanks and fabricator of stainless and carbon piping systems, has announced plans to close the Bristol Fabrication unit of Synalloy Fabrication LLC. The closure is scheduled for June 27, 2014. It does not...

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Eaton Leonard/AddisonMckee expand presence in Mexico

April 29, 2014

AddisonMckee and Eaton Leonard, Lebanon, Ohio, providers of tube manipulation equipment, tooling, and integrated process systems, are expanding their operations in Queretaro, Mexico. AddisonMckee will relocate Eaton Leonard’s operations in Queretaro to a new manufacturing and distribution...

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Tri Tool opens Houston facility

April 16, 2014

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., a provider of equipment for pipe beveling, flange facing, inline cutting, and multiprocess welding, as well as pipeline machinery and internal lineup clamps, has announced plans for a grand opening on May 7 of its 15,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse in...

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Tube 2014 presents 1,200 international exhibitors

April 15, 2014

At Tube 2014, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, in April, more than 1,200 exhibitors from 47 nations showcased their innovations in about 538,190 sq. ft. of total exhibition space. Exhibitors included 50 companies from the U.S., with 12 companies participating in...

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Worthington Industries to acquire Steffes Corp.’s tank manufacturing division

April 1, 2014

Worthington Industries Inc., a diversified metals manufacturing company in Columbus, Ohio, has reached an agreement to acquire the tank manufacturing division of Steffes Corp., Dickinson, N.D. The steel tanks are used primarily for oil and saltwater storage. The addition of the facility, which...

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Nelson Global Products opens plant in Mexico

March 26, 2014

Nelson Global Products, Stoughton, Wis., has announced its expansion into Mexico with a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Monterrey. The company will manufacture precision formed tubing and sheet metal structural fabrications, along with exhaust tubing, mufflers, and emissions system...

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STI/SPFA honors member companies with awards

March 26, 2014

Lake Zurich, Ill.-based STI/SPFA, an association for companies that fabricate steel tanks, pipe, and pressure vessels for use in the petroleum, food, water, and chemical processing industries, has announced the winners of its Steel Tank and Fabricated Product of the Year Awards for 2013 in...

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Tri Tool to open Houston facility

March 19, 2014

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., has announced plans to open a 15,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse in Houston to serve the offshore and onshore pipeline oil and gas industries in the Gulf region. Attendees at the grand opening on May 7 will be able to view the facility and see live...

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