Members V thru Z

 

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Roundtable Member:
 Kenneth S. Felder
Email: [email protected]

The largest refiner in North America, Valero has an extensive refining system with a throughput capacity of approximately 3.3 million barrels per day. The company's geographically diverse refining network stretches from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast and West Coast to the Caribbean.

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Roundtable Member: 
Gyl Grinberg
Email: [email protected]

Val-Fit is a leading master distributor of carbon steel weld fittings, flanges, and forged steel. Known for friendly and quick response times, as well as straightforward dealings, Val-Fit has forged a top notch worldwide reputation and solid relationships with both customers and vendors.

Val-Fit has 3 stocking facilities in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston with over 300,000 sq ft of covered warehouse space. We ship mainly throughout the continental USA, Mexico, and Canada; but we also sell projects worldwide.

Weld Fittings: ½” to 60” in STD, XH, and schedules 20,40,60,80,100,120,160, and XXH. We stock elbows, tees, reducers, laterals, stub ends, caps, and crosses in both import generic and import approved.

Flanges: ½” to 60” in 150 lbs. to 2,500 lbs. We stock SO, WN, Blind, SW, Orifice, LJ, Threaded, and Reducing in both import generic and import approved.

Forged Steel: ½” to 4” in 2000 lbs., 3000 lbs., and 6000 lbs. We carry both SW and Threaded and all outlets. We stock import generic, import approved, and domestic.

Val-Fit – The Master distributor you can trust.

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Roundtable Member:
Alain Gardinier
Email: [email protected]

Vallourec is the world leader in premium tubular solutions primarily serving the energy markets (oil and gas, powergen). Its expertise also extends to the Industry sector (mechanicals, automobile, construction etc.). With over 23,000 employees, integrated manufacturing facilities, advanced R&D and a presence in more than 20 countries, Vallourec offers its customers innovative global solutions to meet the energy challenges of the 21st century.  

Specialised in the most complex applications, Vallourec relies on its six Research and Development centers worldwide and more than 500 engineers and technicians to maintain its technological leadership and meet its customers’ latest requirements. Our expertise across the entire steel production line from start to finish guarantees the quality of our products.  

For the oil and gas industry, the Group designs and develops a comprehensive range of products including seamless tubes and premium connections for drilling operations, line pipes and well equipment capable of withstanding extreme operating conditions: high pressure, high temperature, deviated wells, deep offshore, corrosive environments…  

For the powergen market, Vallourec offers a premium range of tubes capable of withstanding the most severe temperature and pressure conditions. Its solutions enable power companies to meet the challenges of energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions in power plants.  

The Group also offers a wide range of tubes for petrochemical installations (refineries), for mechanical engineering applications (hydraulic cylinders, machine tools, etc.), for the automotive industry, for construction (stadiums, other complex buildings and structures) and for various other industrial sectors.  

To support the growth in energy markets, Vallourec is pursuing an ambitious local development strategy with new production facilities in Brazil, the USA, the Middle-East and China, in order to offer solutions close to its customers and improve its competitiveness.

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The Valve Manufacturers Association of America represents the interests of nearly 100 North American manufacturers of valves and actuators. Collectively, members account for approximately 80% of the total industrial valve shipments out of U.S. and Canadian facilities.


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Roundtable Member: 
Greg Talley
Email: [email protected]

Roundtable Member
Chris Talley
Email: chris.ta[email protected]

Since 1985, Valves Unlimited, Inc. has meant Service Unlimited. We strive to provide the highest quality valve products and exceptional customer service to the refining, chemical and petrochemical industries. Valves Unlimited, Inc. delivers what you need, any where, at any time, for any reason; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

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Roundtable Member: George Kubove
Email[email protected]

Van Leeuwen is a globally operating trading company specialized in steel pipes, and pipe and tube applications. We are active in virtually all industrial sectors. With some forty branches spread throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and America, we ensure that materials are available anywhere in the world, customized wherever needed. Our employees have specialist knowledge of sourcing, project management, logistics and stock planning and work closely together with our customers in the Industry and Energy markets. The combination of global logistics and knowledge of products and customer applications makes Van Leeuwen a leading company in its markets.

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Roundtable Member:
 Charlie Pogue
Email: [email protected]

Velan manufactures a world leading range of cast and forged steel gate, globe, check, ball, butterfly, knife gate and engineered severe service valves offering superior performance across all major industrial applications.

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Roundtable Member:
 
Heath Williams
Email: [email protected]

Founded in 1899, Viega manufactures and distributes the highest quality plumbing, heating and pipe joining systems in the world. Viega is dedicated to furthering the industry through the innovation of highly engineered products and expert training of industry professionals. Viega is best known for innovative press technology systems like Viega ProPress® for copper and stainless and Viega MegaPress® for black iron pipe. Viega currently offers more than 3,000 products in North America. Viega is the global leader in residential, commercial and industrial piping applications. For more information, visit www.viega.com.

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Phone
979-793-5542
Roundtable Member: Dick Masceri 
Email: [email protected]

In 1924, Mr. Joseph Ward founded Ward Manufacturing, L.L.C. in Blossburg, Pennsylvania. With approximately thirty employees, the company began producing a  small line of cast iron steam and drainage fittings along with cast iron plugs  and bushings.

Over the next four years, the demand for Ward products increased rapidly. In 1928 the manufacturing facilities doubled in size and  Class 150 malleable iron fittings were introduced. During the next decade, Ward  continued to grow and added a facility to produce malleable iron pipe unions in 1938.

To stay ahead of growing customer preference for competitively priced Ward products, a highly automated foundry was erected in
1955. Through constant maintenance, continued improvement and reinvestment, this facility  continues to produces fittings using the most current molding equipment available.

In May 1980, a series of new Ward products were introduced  including: Class 300 brass-to-brass seated unions, beam clamps, C-clamps, Wardlox plain-end fittings, and Couplox grooved end fittings. In 1990, the Ward  product line expanded again to include Teelox mechanical branch connectors,  meter swivels and ferrules and connecting nuts. Also added was a revolutionary new product called WARDFLEX.

WARDFLEX Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing  for piping of fuel gases was originally introduced into the U.S. in 1986 under  the name of SOFLEX. At that time, Hitachi Metals America (Piping Components  Division) was actively working on developing SOFLEX product standards with the  American Gas Association and the Gas Research Institute.

In 1990, Ward Manufacturing became part of the Hitachi family and was responsible for  promoting the unique SOFLEX technology under a new WARDFLEX product name. Soon after, the American Gas Association certified the WARDFLEX system for use  throughout the U.S. Since that time, WARDFLEX has gained recognition in the four  major model codes in the U.S. and has Code recognition in all 50 states. The product is manufactured in Pennsylvania.

In 2006, Ward Manufacturing  acquired Wisconsin Nipple and Fitting Corporation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Primarily a manufacturer of carbon welded and seamless pipe nipples for the  industrial pipe-valve-fittings (PVF) market, Wisconsin Nipple also manufactures  stainless steel and brass nipples for the sprinkler and plumbing  applications. Cutting and threading pipe and
nipples since 1950, Wisconsin Nipple has earned a reputation as the nipple industry quickest  shipper.

Today, Ward, WARDFLEX and Wisconsin Nipple are distributed  through plumbing and heating or HVAC wholesalers. Ward has established a distributor network that maintains inventories in thousands of locations across  the United States and Canada.

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Roundtable Members: 
James Coulas Jr., Richard  Burke & Stephen Letko

For over 60 years, Weldbend had produced the highest quality domestically manufactured carbon steel fittings and flanges in the industry. Situated on 36 acres and with over 300,000 square feet dedicated to production and stock, Weldbend can ship any size order the same day. As a family owned company, it is our pledge, and our mission to deliver a level of service unrivaled in our industry.

Weldbend is the ONLY domestic manufacture of both carbon steel fittings and flanges. Weldbend is proud to be America's choice for domestically manufactured carbon steel butt-weld fittings & flanges ½" – 60"

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Roundtable Member:
 
Sheryl Michalak
Email: [email protected]

Welding Outlets, Inc. “WOI” is a certified Woman-owned Manufacturer of high pressure piping components. We are a domestic manufacturer producing products in  over 40 grades of steel. The piping components we produce are known in the ASME  code as “Branch Connections” (Branchettes™). Our Branchettes™ are used in a wide variety of industries including Pipeline, Refinery/Chemical, Power Plants, Shipbuilding as well as Beverages, Food Processing, Pulp and Paper, Pharmaceuticals and Commercial HVAC Systems.

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Roundtable Member:
 Danny Westbrook
Email: [email protected]

Westbrook has been making quality pipe fittings since 1965. Originally an emergency and specialty manufacturer, Westbrook has steadily grown and broadened our product line to include a full spectrum of pipe nipples, swage nipples, plugs, forged fittings, unions and welding outlets.

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Roundtable Member:
  Brent Gazay
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Western Forge & Flange is a privately held company with 70 employees. Founded in California in 1944, we started serving the shipbuilding industry during World War II, and over the next six decades we evolved into a global source for quality, forged products. 

Moving to Texas in 2007 benefited our customers by providing a better, more cost effective, and more centrally located distribution hub.

Cleveland, Texas – just outside the expansive Houston market – is home to many of the world’s leading energy and petrochemical companies. Our proximity to a major international port, rail, air and interstate highways provides an ideal location for manufacturing and delivering heavy products. This shipping network allows us to receive and deliver your products in a timely manner.  

Western Forge & Flange provides world-class forging, heat treating, machining and metallurgical testing of pipe flanges and forgings. We are a trusted business partner for a variety of industries that demand stringent standards, including nuclear certification.  

Depend on the meticulous work of an industry leader to meet your unique needs and critical requirements.


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Roundtable Member:
 Eric Weimar
Email: [email protected]

Western of Texas Forge and Flange Company is an ISO 9001: 2008 and PED certified domestic flange manufacturer centrally located on the Gulf Coast since 1984. Western of Texas is a flange manufacturer of a complete line of quality pipe flanges and custom forgings. 

As a flange manufacturer, we have a complete forging and machining facility. Our in house capabilities include Forging, Heat-Treating, Machining, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and PMI. Our products meet a variety of industry standards including; ASTM, ASME, API, NACE, MSS, and CSA Standard B51 (CRN). 

Western of Texas has built a reputation for “on-time” shipments and specializes in expedited production. When it is an emergency and you need a forging or flange fast, you’ll receive it on time… sometimes the same day! 

Certified testing is available including chemical analysis, mechanical testing, metallurgical analysis, ultra sonic and liquid penetrant. All work is performed by certified technicians and is fully traceable to national standards. 

Our comprehensive production process means you get quality and performance you can depend on. Call Western of Texas Forge and Flange for quality pipe flanges and custom forgings.

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Roundtable Member:
 
Joe Costanzo
Email: [email protected]
Wolseley Industrial Group is the industrial division of Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. corporately based in Newport News, Virginia. We are the largest North American supplier of Pipe, Valves, Fittings, Integrated Services, and Fasteners/OEM, specializing in delivering Automation, Instrumentation, Engineered Products, and Turn Key Solutions. This includes being a provider of supply chain management solutions for a full range of MRO supplies with a focus on delivering significant cost savings across the entire supply chain. Our comprehensive range of services is supported by:
  •          Over 22,000 associates
  •          A National Distribution network and regional hubs
  •          Over 160 local certified industrial branches in all 50 states and Canada.
Find out more and visit us at www.wolseleyindustrialgroup.com