Tube and Pipe Production

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High-performance, high-speed happiness - TheFabricator.com

High-performance, high-speed happiness

February 1, 2013

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After realizing he was spending too much time traveling, risk management consultant Hank Padilla decided to take a dramatic career detour. He did some vocational coursework and opened a fabrication shop, serving the local area (Littleton, Colo.) with precision tube bending and GTAW for roll cages and exhaust systems.

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Rafter Equipment appoints new staff

January 24, 2013

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has announced a number of new staff appointments. Daniel Whitehill, formerly vice president of engineering, has been named president. He has been with the company since 1994. Walter Krenz, formerly the president of the company, continues to provide sales...

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Tube, pipe producer executes 3-phase improvement plan - TheFabricator.com

Tube, pipe producer executes 3-phase improvement plan

January 18, 2013

In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, Trinity Products devised a trinity of improvements: worker knowledge and skills, equipment upgrades, and management training. Assisted by Lincoln Electric in selecting equipment and developing its training programs, the company doubled its throughput from 2,000 to 4,000 tons per month.

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Roll-Kraft updates online strip width calculator for tube and pipe producers

January 16, 2013

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has upgraded the tube and pipe strip width calculator that is available on www.roll-kraft.com. Users now can execute calculations directly from a web browser or mobile device without having to download any files. The website features two calculator functions. One...

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Roll-Kraft produces tube, pipe floating flange roll video

January 4, 2013

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, a provider of tooling to the tube and pipe industry, has added a video to the company website that features floating flange rolls for the tube and pipe production industry. Floating flange rolls are designed in several pieces. As they are positioned on the stand, the...

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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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