Tube and Pipe Production

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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Plymouth Tube employee named Chicago CFO of the Year

November 17, 2012

Plymouth Tube Co.'s Dave Barnes has received the 2012 Chicago CFO Of The Year® Award, Mid-Size Private Company category. The competition was hosted by Financial Executives International (FEI)-Chicago Chapter. The award is presented to a senior financial leader who has made significant...

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Wheatland Tube names general manager for fence, galvanized mechanical products

November 7, 2012

Wheatland Tube Co., Chicago, a division of JMC Steel Group, has announced that David Devine has joined the company as the general manager for fence and galvanized mechanical products. Devine has more than 19 years of experience in the mechanical tube market. Most recently he served as national...

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Benteler Steel/Tube selects Louisiana for U.S. expansion

November 5, 2012

Benteler Steel/Tube has announced it will build a new hot rolling tube mill in Caddo, La., strengthening the company's position in the North American oil country tubular goods (OCTG) market. The facility — a total investment of nearly $900 million — will be the company's first U.S. production...

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Michigan Seamless Tube expands pickling capabilities

October 30, 2012

Michigan Seamless Tube, a manufacturer of carbon and alloy seamless, cold-drawn pipe and tube in South Lyon, Mich., will complete construction on a new, 9,600-sq.-ft. pickling house later this year. The pickling house will be the fifth of its kind at the company's 320,000-sq.-ft. facility, enabling...

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Portland steel pipe mill to reopen in May

October 23, 2012

The Evraz Co. has announced plans to reopen a spiral pipe mill in Portland, Ore., that it closed in 2009. Scheduled to open in spring, the facility expects to hire about 75 workers. It will produce pipes for the petroleum industry....

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Welded Tubes Inc. earns ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification

October 23, 2012

Welded Tubes Inc. has earned international automotive quality recognition with an ISO/TS 16949:2009 management system certificate. The Orwell, Ohio, company is a supplier of carbon steel welded tube and stainless steel tubing with critical finishes for a variety of automotive, appliance, display...

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American Piping Products adds to buying team

October 22, 2012

Pipe supplier and distributor American Piping Products Inc. has added Abigail Mueller to its St. Louis buying team. She has previous experience in the pipe and tube distribution industry, as well as extensive knowledge of welded and seamless pipe and value-added services. Mueller is a graduate of...

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TMK IPSCO hosts open house at Houston R&D center

October 9, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer OAO TMK, hosted an open house Oct. 1 at its new R&D center in Houston. During the event, visitors toured several areas of the facility, including the scanning electron microscope (SEM) lab, areas housing mechanical and collapse...

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Universal Tube & Rollform to build tube mill for Stephens Pipe & Steel - TheFabricator.com

Universal Tube & Rollform to build tube mill for Stephens Pipe & Steel

October 9, 2012

Stephens Pipe & Steel LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of fence materials in the U.S. and Canada, has commissioned Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, to build a 4-in. tube mill using both new and used materials. The Ardcor rafted tube mill will be used to...

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Royalton Industries updates website

October 8, 2012

Royalton Industries, Columbia Station, Ohio, has redesigned its website at www.royaltonindustries.com. The site now is easier to navigate, contains more selections, allows requests for quotes, and includes videos, the company reports. Featured on the site are tube and pipe mill entry equipment,...

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Fabricator rides new wave of interest in hydroforming - TheFabricator.com

Fabricator rides new wave of interest in hydroforming

October 8, 2012

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Founded in 2003, American Hydoformers Inc. arrived on the scene a little too late to catch the first big wave of interest in hydroforming. A few automobile manufacturers had been oversold on the technology and were cautious to continue to convert parts to hydroforming, but AHI didn’t stumble and fall. Wise investments in equipment gave the company a unique and thriving position in the industry.

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Synalloy's Metals subsidiaries awarded $10.5 million in fabrication, pipe contracts

September 21, 2012

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a producer and fabricator of stainless steel and carbon pipe and piping systems and producer of specialty chemicals, has announced that its Synalloy Metals subsidiaries have been awarded two international projects. Synalloy Fabrication's Ram-Fab unit, Crossett,...

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Watermill Group acquires Fine Tubes, Superior Tube

September 18, 2012

Private investment firm The Watermill Group, Lexington, Mass., has acquired Fine Tubes Ltd. in Plymouth, U.K., and Superior Tube Co. Inc. in Collegeville, Pa., from Superior Group Inc., a privately owned industrial holding company. Watermill will help the two metal tubing manufacturing companies...

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Synalloy acquires Palmer of Texas

September 4, 2012

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a producer and fabricator of stainless steel and carbon pipe and piping systems, as well as specialty chemicals, has purchased the stock of Lee-Var Inc., dba Palmer of Texas. In recent years Palmer's business has been focused on providing fiberglass and steel...

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Tube producer beats the heat with portable cooling units - TheFabricator.com

Tube producer beats the heat with portable cooling units

September 3, 2012

Many industrial processes generate quite a bit of heat, so keeping workers cool is a top priority. Wheatland Tube Co., Wheatland, Pa., added portable cooling units to lower the temperatures in its galvanizing and cutting areas. This initiative increased the time workers spend in these areas and eliminated heat-related incidents.

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