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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Fine Tubes appoints procurement specialist

July 24, 2015

Fine Tubes, a manufacturer of precision metal tubing in Plymouth, U.K., has appointed Amanda Clark as procurement specialist. She is responsible for managing the procurement of indirect services and material supplies, supporting the purchase of raw materials, and identifying and implementing new...

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Rafter ships seam orientation unit

July 17, 2015

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has shipped an RT-5500 seam orientation unit to a North American tube producer. The equipment will be added to the customer's existing tube sizing mill for the purpose of positioning the weld seam before reshaping the tube into squares and rectangles....

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Eurolls appoints AWT Machinery as agent for North America

July 16, 2015

Eurolls S.p.A., based in Attimis (Udine), Italy, has appointed Scott Liebenberg, owner of AWT Machinery Inc., Rockford, Ill., to be its representative for North America. AWT Machinery sells new machinery, provides technical support, and offers spare parts. Eurolls manufactures machinery for the...

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Synalloy names senior VP/CFO

July 14, 2015

Spartanburg, S.C.-based Synalloy Corp., a producer of stainless steel pipe and steel storage tanks and a distributor of seamless carbon pipe and tube, has hired Dennis M. Loughran as senior vice president and CFO. Loughran has 11 years of experience with Reynolds Metals Co. and previously...

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Steel Tube Inc. announces expansion

June 17, 2015

Steel Tube Inc., Statesville, N.C., has announced plans to double its capacity to deliver steel tubing products to customers in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. The 32,000-sq.-ft. expansion is necessitated by the demand for UV- and corrosion-resistant mechanical and structural steel tubing. The...

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Rattunde hosts open house at new facility

June 10, 2015

Rattunde Corp., a Germany-based manufacturer of finished-length tube and solid bar production systems, held an open house on May 13-14 at its 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Caledonia Township, Mich., near the company’s previous location in Grand Rapids. The plant houses the North American sales...

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ASMAG acquires OCN

June 8, 2015

Austria-based ASMAG has acquired machine engineering company OCN, Udine, Italy. OCN produces machines and equipment for the metals industry, specializing in extrusion run-out systems and drawing machines for brass, copper, aluminum, and steel tubes and bars. ASMAG manufactures equipment for...

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Roll-Kraft opens facility in Texas

May 22, 2015

Mentor, Ohio-based Roll-Kraft has opened its fourth location, Roll-Kraft Texas, in East Houston. The 12,000-sq-.ft. facility is equipped with CNC machines from Mori Seiki to meet customers' rework tooling needs in a variety of roll diameters. The company also offers in-house tube and pipe and...

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Schuler completes preassembly of spiral pipe mills for customers in Saudi Arabia, Mexico

May 13, 2015

Schuler has announced it has completed preassembly of two spiral pipe mills: one for Tuberías Procarsa, a manufacturer of steel pipes based in Mexico, and the other for Group Five Pipe Saudi Ltd. Tuberías Procarsa will use the offline spiral pipe line to produce large pipes with diameters of...

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Ametek acquires Global Tubes

May 8, 2015

Ametek Inc., Berwyn, Pa., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, has acquired Global Tubes, a manufacturer of high-precision, small-diameter metal tubing. Global Tubes—which comprises Fine Tubes, based in Plymouth, U.K., and Superior Tube, based in...

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Xiris signs NDT Technologies as agent in India

May 8, 2015

Xiris Automation, Burlington, Ont., has signed NDT Technologies Ltd. as its exclusive distributor in India of Xiris products for the tube and pipe and welding industries, including the WI2000p postweld inspection system and the XVC weld camera product line. A distributor of NDT and inspection...

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TimkenSteel commissions world's largest jumbo bloom vertical caster

April 20, 2015

TimkenSteel, a provider of alloy steel products and services, held an open house ceremony April 17 to celebrate the commissioning of its jumbo bloom vertical caster, the largest of its kind in the world, according to the company, at the Faircrest Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio. The $200 million...

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Addison Machine announces plans for new facility in Texas

April 17, 2015

Addison Machine Eng. Inc., Reedsburg, Wis., has announced plans to open a new roll tooling facility near Houston. According to the company, the expansion is spurred by the company’s growth in the OCTG market. This year is the firm’s 50th year in business serving the tube and pipe industry....

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T&B Tube to relocate to Indiana

March 31, 2015

T&B Tube Co. has announced plans to move from South Holland, Ill., to Gary, Ind. The move is slated for completion by the end of 2015. The company, which has 80 employees, produces welded steel tube and offers plating, cutting, and deburring...

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Superior Tube and Fine Tubes appoint sales manager

March 19, 2015

Superior Tube, Collegeville, Pa., and Fine Tubes, Plymouth, U.K., manufacturers of precision tubing for critical applications, have announced the appointment of Erik Latranyi as sales manager – Americas. Based at Superior Tube’s head office, Latranyi focuses on developing a stronger...

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