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Tri Tool Opens Houston Facility to Serve Gulf Region

Tri Tool Inc. will be opening a new 15,000-sq ft office and warehouse location to better serve the offshore and onshore oil and gas pipeline industries in the Gulf Coast region.

On May 7, Tri Tool will be hosting a grand opening event and inviting Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) attendees to view the facility, live welding and machining demonstrations, as well as a Texas-sized barbeque luncheon. Those interested in attending the grand opening should visit www.tritoolhoustonevent.eventbrite.com.

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“Tri Tool has had a presence in the Houston area for years, but the focus was on service and rental of our 200, 300 and 600 Series in-situ machine tools,” said Jerri Wernette, executive vice president of the company. “With the popularity of our PipeMaster pipe facing machines and ClampMaster internal lineup clamps, and the introduction of our new High Production Counterbore Service, we decided that an expansion was required. We needed a facility where we could house, rent and service our pipeline equipment and quickly mobilize our service personnel to meet the demands of our oil and gas customers.”

This new larger facility will also be the base for Tri Tool’s high production CNC Counterbore Service with newly developed machining technology. Tri Tool delivers deep counterbore precision, rapid cycle times and superior surface finishes, using the safest pipe handling system available.

To meet the demands of the ever expanding oil and gas markets, Tri Tool has hired Robert Korey as sales manager for the sector.

“Robert brings 20 years of experience in the oil and gas and power generation industries,” said Chuck Friedrichs, vice president of domestic sales. “We know his knowledge in these fields will be a great asset to our team. We look forward to him working with and assisting our customers in the Gulf region.”

Tri Tool will be exhibiting at OTC, May 5-8 at Booth No. 2225.

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