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Record results for Polypipe

by tubelinks on 08/23/2017 - 08:11 pm
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Polypipe, one of Europe’s biggest manufacturers of plastic pipe systems, reported record half year results but said it remains alert to uncertainties caused by the recent General Election and the Brexit negotiations.

The Doncaster-based firm said it is yet to see any impact, but it remains watchful. Chief executive David Hall said: "We haven't seen any impact on our market apart from cost inflation on imported materials. "We remain watchful of consumer sentiment, but housebuilding will carry on regardless. We think the majority of our markets are robust. "Looking ahea ...

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Wolverine Tube to reopen, bringing 25...

by tubelinks on 08/23/2017 - 05:24 pm
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Morgan County, Alabama, USA - Wolverine Tube Inc. plans to resume manufacturing at its plant in Morgan County after a nearly decade-long hiatus. Mark Brown, corporate engineering manager for Wolverine, said Wednesday the plant is slated to resume operations by the end of the year, this time manufacturing aluminum components instead of copper tube.

The move is expected to bring about 100 jobs to the plant on Market Street Northeast — just outside the Decatur city limits — by the end of 2018 and 250 jobs within three years, Brown said. Total payroll ...

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Thompson Pipe Group's Acquisition mea...

by tubelinks on 08/23/2017 - 04:57 pm
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A recent acquisition makes Thompson Pipe Group one of the largest and most diversified water, drainage and sanitary pipe resources in North America. 

When Thompson Pipe Group recently acquired the concrete and steel pressure pipe assets of U.S. Pipe, previously a division of Forterra, it instantly became a major provider of pipe to the water, wastewater, power and industrial markets in North America. With manufacturing plants throughout the country, Thompson Pipe Group now offers a uniquely comprehensive portfolio of open-cut and trenchless pressure and gravity pipe so ...

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Wells' Spiralling growth as tube firm...

by tubelinks on 08/17/2017 - 05:11 pm
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A TUBE manufacturer is celebrating half a century in business and continued growth.

Family-owned Wells Spiral Tubes Ltd has carried out extensive improvements and invested in new machinery at its Airedale Road, Keighley, base, and it is adding to its current 24-strong workforce.

Three new spiral tube machines have been installed at the Prospect Works site, where a new glass entrance has also been built and the yard doubled in size.

Wells makes spiral tubes, fabrications and associated fittings and distributes them across the UK and Europe. Its specialities include flue sy ...

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SMTCL announces new horizontal turnin...

by tubelinks on 08/10/2017 - 04:42 pm
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LOS ANGELES - SMTCL has announced the development of a new horizontal turning center, the EHC125300. SMTCL says this machine demonstrates the company's commitment to United States’ job shop customers by allowing them to get a large high-quality machine tool at a cost effective price.

“Previously, major companies were not able to outsource large turning work, because many job shops did not have the machine tools to do the work accurately or cost effectively," said Chad Turner, SMTCL national sales representative. 

The EHC125300 is a high precision CNC ...

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Manufacturer restarts operations at T...

by tubelinks on 08/08/2017 - 04:30 pm
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TMK IPSCO plans to create 168 jobs by end of the year

Nationwide, TMK IPSCO is bringing back more than 1,000 jobs in Iowa, Kentucky, Arkansas and Oklahoma, Mastervich said.

CATOOSA — When the price of oil nosedived, one of this area’s casualties was TMK IPSCO, which idled its plant in September 2015.

"There was really no business for us," said Joel Mastervich, vice president and chief operating officer of the company, which does welding, heat-treating and threading on pipes used in drilling operations. "We had to make tough decisions back then. So we did."

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Tekni-Plex Expands into Asia and Unit...

by tubelinks on 08/07/2017 - 06:01 pm
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SUZHOU, China—Tekni-Plex Inc. is expanding its global footprint and product offerings through two of its subsidiaries.

First, the firm is investing $15 million for a new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, near Shanghai. The firm said it represents the single largest recent investment by Tekni-Plex, responding to the growing needs of the Asia-Pacific pharmaceutical and medical device markets. The site will manufacture products from three of the firm's units—Natvar, Colorite and Action Technology.

In a joint move, the facility will produce Natvar's recently announ ...

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Dubai DEWA makes progress in water pi...

by tubelinks on 08/07/2017 - 05:46 pm
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DUBAI, 22nd July, 2017 (WAM) -- Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has confirmed that the authority has made significant progress on the supply, extension and commissioning of 25km of major water transmission pipelines across various parts of Dubai. This supports DEWA’s strategy to enable the comprehensive development of electricity and water for the Dubai Plan 2021, and achieve customer expectations by delivering the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency.

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Uponor invests $6.35 million to expan...

by tubelinks on 08/07/2017 - 05:28 pm
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APPLE VALLEY, MN, July 20, 2017 - Uponor North America (Uponor) announced today that the company has signed an agreement to purchase an existing 237,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and office space in Hutchinson, Minn.The $6.35 million investment is located about 70 miles west from its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn.The company, which manufactures crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe and related products, is growing its U.S. manufacturing operations to support continued opportunities in commercial and residential constru ...

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HOBAS - The EU gives go-ahead for mer...

by tubelinks on 08/04/2017 - 04:59 pm
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On 4 August 2017, the European Commission gave formal approval for Hobas (Klagenfurt / Austria; www.hobas.com), Flowtite (Sandefjord / Norway; www.flowtite.com) and Amiantit (Dammam / Saudi Arabia; www.amiantit.com) to merge their European activities. By the end of August, the companies will be brought together under a holding company in which Hobas' owner Wietersdorfer(Klagenfurt; www.wietersdorfer.com) and Amiantit each hold 50% of the shares.



The joint venture, headquartered in Klagenfurt, will start oper ...

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