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Texas Pipe & Supply opens Charlotte location Texas Pipe & Supply recently opened a new facility in Charlotte, N. C. The new location boasts a 40,000-sq.-ft. warehouse as well as an 18-acre pipe yard, doubling the size of the old location. The new state-of-the-art facility is fully wireless for easy access to information and real-time data input, which will provide improved service and quality control to customers. An open house was held in mid-October at 12910 Sam Neely Rd. in Charlotte. Metal shipments slow in August The Metals Service Center Institute reported a 1.0% decrease in steel product shipments for U.S. service centers in August. For the year, steel shipments still are up 4.9% compared to 2011 and service centers have moved 29,031.2 thousand tons in 2012. Steel inventories were measured at 8,953.9 thousand tons at the end of August, a 0.2% increase from July and a 5.8% increase from August 2011. At the current shipping rate, there is a 2.5-month supply in inventory, up 6. 9% from 2011. Aluminum products shipped from U.S. service centers in August were down 13% from July 2012 levels. In total, 134.1 thousand tons of aluminum was moved by service centers making a total of 1,048.9 thousand tons shipped in 2012, a 3.1% increase from the same time period in 2011. At the end of August, there was a 380.7 thousand-ton aluminum inventory, a 5.5% increase from August 2011, but a 1.8% decrease from July 2012. At the current shipping rate, there is a 2.8-month supply of aluminum, up 7.0% from last year at this time. MRC Global adjusts management structure MRC Global recently combined its Business Development and Supply Chain divisions into one unit. The new group is led by Alan Colonna, who was promoted to executive vice president. The new entity will focus on buying and selling MRC products. Colonna will report to MRC Global Chairman, President and CEO Andrew Lane. Colonna joined MRC Global in 1984 and recently served as senior regional vice president of the Gulf Coast. Before that, Colonna was senior regional vice president of the Western region from 2007 to 2009. "As we continue to grow and expand both in North America and internationally, it is important our executive management team remains aligned with our evolving business model, and these management changes help accomplish that goal," Lane said. "MRC plays a critical role in the complex, technical global energy supply chain, and we must continue to develop our long-term partnerships with our key customers and suppliers. We are extremely pleased to have the benefit of Alan's leadership and expertise as we continue to focus on our customers and strengthen our business development and supply chain procedures." MRC Global also named Rory Isaac and Gary Ittner executive vice presidents of corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. All executive changes went into effect Sept. 1. New PVF Publication PVF Outlook is a new publication sponsored by the American Supply Association. With a total circulation of 20,000, PVF Outlook reaches end users in the following fields: oil and gas extraction; chemical manufacturing; petroleum manufacturing; oil and gas field machinery equipment; and oil, gas, chemical and petroleum mechanical contractors. The Winter 2012 PVF Outlook will mail on Nov. 12 and will feature an article by John Hofmeister, retired Shell Oil president and founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy.
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