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Pipe and Tube

The latest news on companies making seamless and welded pipe and tube products.
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PTC Alliance

PTC Alliance, formerly Pittsburgh Tube Co., was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Wexford, Pa. It has nine manufacturing facilities located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky.

Arvedi Tubi Acciaio

Italy's Arvedi Tubi Acciaio has an annual production capacity of 600,000 metric tons of welded carbon steel tubing.

Severstal Izhora Pipe Mill

The Severstal Izhora Pipe Mill specializes in manufacturing large diameter pipes from strip made by Cherepovets Steel Mill. Header pipes of large diameter are used primarily for major pipeline construction projects aimed at implementation of energy strategy of Russia.

Atlas Tube

Atlas Tube, a division of the JMC Steel Group, is a hollow structural sections (HSS) producer. Its main plant is in Harrow, Ont., and additional plants are in Chicago, Ill.; Blytheville, Ark.; Plymouth, Mich.; and Winnipeg, Man.

Sooner

Sooner Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of the largest OCTG distributors in the U.S.

Axis Pipe and Tube

Axis Pipe and Tube is a new 300,000-plus tons-per-year pipe and tubular products facility being built by the Prolamsa Group in Bryan, Texas.

Superior Tube

Benteler Steel Tube

Benteler Steel/Tube, a business unit of the global Benteler Group, which is headquartered in Salzburg, Austria, is building a 320,000-ton-per-year facility in Louisiana. Construction is on track to be completed in late 2014, with manufacturing operations beginning in the second half of 2015.

Synalloy

Synalloy Corporation is a growth oriented company that engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, specialty chemicals and fabrication of stainless and carbon piping systems.

Berg Pipe

Tejas Tubular

Tejas Tubular Products is a manufacturer and supplier of OCTG to the petroleum industry.

Borusan Mannesmann

Turkish steel pipe manufacturer, Borusan Mannesmann, is building a 300,000-ton-per-year ERW OCTG facility in Houston, Texas.

Tenaris

Tenaris is a leading supplier of tubes and related services for the world’s energy industry and certain other industrial applications. Tenaris consists of a network of manufacturing facilities, service yards and commercial offices that spans the globe. It is a subsidiary of the Italian group Techint.

Bri-Chem Bri-Steel

TMK

OAO TMK (TMK) is Russia’s largest manufacturer and exporter of steel pipes. It has production plants in Russia, the U.S. (TMK IPSCO), Romania and Kazakhstan.

California Steel Industries

CSI is the only West Coast steel supplier manufacturing five different product lines: hot rolled, pickled and oiled, galvanized and cold rolled sheet, and electric resistance welded pipe.

TMK IPSCO

Headquartered in Houston, TMK IPSCO is a North American producer of welded and seamless pipe and premium connections. It is a subsidiary of Russia's TMK.

Energex Tube

Energex Tube is an OCTG and line pipe producer in North America. It has operating facilities in Thomasville, Ala.; Welland, Ont.; and Wheatland, Pa.; and two processing plants under construction in Thomasville. Previously known as Lakeside Steel, Energex was made a division of JMC Steel Group after JMC's purchase of Lakeside in 2012.

TPCO

China's Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corp. is investing US$1 billion through TPCO America (with U.S.-joint venture partners) to build a seamless pipe manufacturing facility in Gregory, Texas.

JMC Steel Group

JMC Steel Group is the largest independent manufacturer of tubular products in North America, producing more than 2.0 million tons of tubular products each year through its 12 manufacturing facilities.

Tubos Reunidos

Spain's Tubos Reunidos is global leader in niche segments of specialty seamless steel tubular products.

Lakeside Steel

Lakeside Steel was a diversified steel pipe and tubing manufacturer with a focus on manufacturing OCTG. It was purchased by the JMC Steel Group in 2012 and is now known as Energex Tube.

U. S. Steel Tubular Products

U. S. Steel is one of the largest North American tubulars producers, manufacturing standard and line pipe, as well as OCTG.

Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube operats several tubing mills with facilities in Chicago and Jackson, Miss. In 2008, Maruichi Steel Tube LTD of Japan acquired a majority interest in Leavitt Tube, renaming it Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube.

Vallourec

France's Vallourec is a world leader in premium tubular solutions primarily serving the energy markets, as well as other industrial applications.

Michigan Seamless Tube

Headquartered in South Lyon, Mich., Michigan Seamless Tube (MST) is a manufacturer of high-quality carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn pipe and tube with an annual production capacity of 40,000 tons. MST is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Miami-based Optima Specialty Steel, Inc.

Vallourec Star

Vallourec Star, previously known as V&M Star, is a North American producer of seamless OCTG, line & standard pipe, coupling stock and mechanical tube.

MRC Global

MRC Global is a global distributor of pipe, valve and fitting (PVF), products and services to the energy and industrial markets.

Welded Tube of Canada

Welded Tube of Canada is a multi-faceted cold formed carbon and HSLA steel tubular producer, headquartered in Concord (Toronto), Ont.

Northwest Pipe

Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Northwest Pipe is a welded pipe manufacturer with plants throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

Welspun

Welspun has a diversified manufacturing base with its core facilities in Anjar, Gujarat, India, as well as other units in different parts of India, and one plant each in the U.S.A. and Saudi Arabia.

Plymouth Tube

Comprised of 11 manufacturing plants and 13 business units, Plymouth Tube is a family-owned company and a global specialty manufacturer of carbon alloy, nickel alloy, and stainless precision steel tubing. Plymouth Engineered Shapes manufactures titanium, stainless, nickel alloy, carbon & alloy semi-finished extrusions and semi-finished shaped bar.

Wheatland Tube

Wheatland Tube is a welded pipe producer and part of the JMC Steel Group.

Prolamsa

The Prolamsa Group was established in 1954 and is a leading producer of pipe and tubular products in North America. It currently operates major mills and distribution centers in Mexico and Texas.

Latest News

Finalists Named in 6th Annual AMM Awards for Steel Excellence

26 Mar 2015 - Following a highly competitive nomination process, 45 firms have been named finalists for the sixth annual AMM Awards for Steel Excellence, which honor world-class companies in, and in support of, the global steel industry.

Steel Industry Leaders to Testify Before U.S. Congress on Unfair Imports Crisis

25 Mar 2015 - The United Steelworkers Union (USW) will be joining steel company CEOs, and steel industry representatives on Capitol Hill, Thursday, 26 March 2015, 8:30am–10:00pm to testify at a Congressional Steel Caucus hearing on the "State of American Steel."

Fine Tubes and Superior Tube Expand Operations in Far East

25 Mar 2015 - Global manufacturers and global suppliers of precision tubes for critical applications, UK-based Fine Tubes and U.S.-based Superior Tube have signed a two-year contract with Fusoh Aviation Co. Ltd to act as their distribution partner in Japan for the aerospace and space sectors.

Tenaris to Supply 470 Kilometers of Pipe for North Argentina Pipeline

24 Mar 2015 - Tenaris’s mill in Brazil will supply pipes to Odebrecht, the Brazilian company responsible for the capacity expansion of the North Argentina Pipeline.

Northwest Pipe Says Lower Oil Prices Will Impact Q1 Results

16 Mar 2015 - Northwest Pipe Company announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended 31 December 2014.

Axis Pipe and Tube Receives API Certifications; Starts Operations in Texas

09 Mar 2015 - Axis Pipe and Tube Inc. and The Prolamsa Group confirmed that operations have commenced at their Texas Triangle Park facility in Bryan, Texas, USA.

McJunkin Red Man Signs Supply Contract Extension with Marathon Oil

09 Mar 2015 - MRC Global Inc. announced that McJunkin Red Man Corporation, MRC Global's U.S. operating company, has executed a five-year extension to its current supply agreement with Marathon Oil Company.

Vallourec Announces 2014 Results; Oil Prices Force Workforce Reductions

05 Mar 2015 - Vallourec announced its results for the full year 2014.

Tenaris to Temporarily Suspend Operations at Texas Mill

26 Feb 2015 - Tenaris will temporarily suspend operations at its welded tubes mill in Conroe, Texas, resulting in the layoff of approximately 230 employees, effective 24 April 2015.

Primetals Technologies Receives FAC for Heat Treatment Plant at Borusan Mannesmann in Texas

12 Feb 2015 - Primetals Technologies received the final acceptance certificate from Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S. for a heat treatment plant installed in the company ́s new ERW (Electric Resistance Welded) pipe mill in Baytown, Texas, USA. The equipment is used to quench and temper oil country tubular grades (OCTG), enabling Borusan Mannesmann to produce a wide range of high quality products for the highly competitive OCTG market. The Baytown facility is a subsidiary of the Turkish steel pipe producer Borusan Mannesmann Bo ru and is the first Turkish owned plant in the United States.

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