Mike Miazga 2015-10-07 01:28:47
CORROTHERM USA CHANGES NAME Houston, Texas-based Corrotherm International USA is now known as Nickel Piping Products. The company has retained the same employees, document system, location and customer service and plans to add inventory and machining capabilities over the next year. "Since we opened in 2012, we have been met with a lot of positive feedback and support in the industry," Managing Director Robert Nunn said. "As Nickel Piping Products, we look forward to continued growth with our customers and manufacturers. This year we have plans to expand our inventory line and service offerings to meet the changing needs of our customers." For more information, visit www.nickelpiping.com. DEACON INDUSTRIAL HOSTS ANNUAL FISHING TRIP Deacon Industrial Supply Co., and Weil-McLain hosted their 18th annual fishing trip in August in Cape May, N.J. The trip is coordinated each year by Deacon Product Manager-Heating Jim Antonucci as a way to give back to all Deacon's commercial heating customers. A total of 35 customers and employees enjoyed perfect weather as they casted out on the Cape May Lady. The biggest fish (2.4-lb., flounder) was caught by customers Chip Bower (CMS) and Anthony from Goldner Co. Deacon is a distributor of pipe, valves and fittings, as well as other related products and services across the mid-Atlantic region. MRC GLOBAL ANNOUNCES GLOBAL REBRANDING EFFORT MRC Global recently announced it has initiated a rebranding of its global brands. As part of these efforts, the company has adopted a new logo to represent its global brand. While the company will continue to operate with sub-brands when appropriate, its primary identity will be the MRC Global brand. "We have been in business for nearly 95 years and have experienced a significant amount of growth," MRC Global Chairman, President and CEO Andrew Lane said. "Through it all, our core values have given us a platform for success. Our brand and new logo reflect both this solid foundation and our promising future." The change will be most notable in the United States. The company's U.S. business previously was known as McJunkin Red Man Corp., after the 2007 "merger of equals" between McJunkin and Red Man Pipe and Supply. It will now operate under the brand MRC Global as MRC Global (US) Inc. In other news, the company announced it has signed a five-year contract to supply pipe, valves and fittings products and services for Phillips 66. The global agreement is an expansion of the existing North American supply contract between the two companies and has been expanded to include refining in Europe. Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company with midstream, chemicals, refining, and marketing and specialties businesses. "This expansion from a North America-only contract to one with global scope is a result of our more than 30-year track record of providing Phillips 66 and its heritage companies with high-quality PVF products and services," Lane said. We are grateful they continue to trust us with their business." METALS SHIPMENTS DECLINE IN AUGUST From Metals Service Center Institute, shipments in August for both steel and aluminum in the United States declined from 2014 levels. Inventory levels deteriorated only moderately for both metals in the U. S. and Canada, MSCI noted. In August, U.S. service center steel shipments decreased by 8.9% from August 2014 levels. Steel product inventories increased 1.9% over August a year ago. At the current shipping rate, this represents an increase of 11.8% from a year ago. U. S. service center shipments of aluminum products in August decreased by 2.2% from the same month in 2014. Inventories of aluminum products decreased 1.2% from August a year ago. At the current shipping rate, this is an increase of 1.0% from a year ago. Canadian service center shipments of steel products decreased by 6.3% from August 2014. Steel product inventories increased 3.4% from August a year ago. At the current shipping rate, this represents an increase of 10.3% from a year ago. Canadian service center aluminum shipments in August increased 4.3% from the same month in 2014. Inventories of aluminum products increased 2.8% from August a year ago. At the current shipping rate, this represents a decrease of 1.5% from a year ago.
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