MRC Global Inc. To Acquire Flow Control Products
HOUSTON, June 18, 2013
HOUSTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MRC Global Inc. (NYSE:MRC) announced
today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the operating assets of Dan
H. Brown, Inc., D/B/A Flow Control Products (Flow Control).
Founded in Odessa, Texas in 1981, Flow Control is a leading provider of
pneumatic, electric and electro-hydraulic valve automation packages and
related field support to the Permian Basin energy industry, including
production facilities, pipelines, and plant operations. Flow Control employs
25 people and will operate as an MRC Valve Automation Center. Flow Control
reported 2012 revenues of $28 million.
Concurrent with this transaction, MRC is expanding its existing facility in
Odessa into a 110,000 square foot Regional Distribution Center. When
completed in 2014, the Flow Control business will operate from this newly
expanded facility. The combined acquisition and expansion further extends
MRC's commitment to service the valve and valve automation markets. The new
facility will be MRC's 25th global automation center and be fully capable to
service the upstream production and midstream pipeline markets.
The Permian Basin is the most active oil drilling and production region in the
United States. Currently, more than 440 rigs are operating within the region.
The Odessa, TX Valve Automation Center will serve customers' complete valve
automation needs alongside MRC's current network of 25 service locations
throughout the Permian Basin and Texas Panhandle.
"This acquisition is part of MRC's continued commitment to support our
customers' growth in a major oil producing region of the U.S.," stated Andrew
R. Lane, MRC Chairman, President and CEO. "I am pleased to welcome Flow
Control's experienced and technically knowledgeable valve professionals to our
team in the Permian Basin."
"Both of our companies have succeeded by focusing on providing superior
customer service," added Dan Brown, Flow Control President. "MRC will help us
continue our rapid growth and provide our dedicated employees with additional
opportunities in a large, global company."
The completion of the acquisition is subject to customary and usual conditions
and is expected to close early in the third quarter.
About MRC Global Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, MRC, a Fortune 500 company, is the largest
global distributor of pipe, valves, and fittings (PVF) and related products
and services to the energy industry, based on sales, and supplies these
products and services across each of the upstream, midstream and downstream
sectors. More information about MRC can be found atwww.mrcglobal.com.
James E. Braun, Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Ken Dennard, Managing Partner
Dennard ▪ Lascar Associates, LLC
SOURCE MRC Global Inc.
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