Northwest Pipe Company operates as a manufacturer of large diameter, high-pressure steel pipeline systems for use in water infrastructure applications, primarily related to drinking water systems in North America. The company also manufactures other welded steel pipe products for use in a range of applications, including energy, construction, agriculture, and industrial uses. The company’s pipeline systems are also used for hydroelectric power systems, wastewater systems, and other applications. In addition, the company makes products for industrial plant piping systems and certain structural applications. The company manufactures water infrastructure steel pipe products through its Water Transmission Group. The Water Transmission Group produces large diameter, high pressure, engineered welded steel pipe products for use in water transmission applications. The company markets its water infrastructure products through an internal sales force. The company also manufactures smaller diameter electric resistance welded steel pipe and other welded steel pipe products through its Tubular Products Group. The company’s smaller diameter pipe is used for applications in energy, structural, commercial, and industrial uses. The company markets its products through an internal sales force. Products Water Transmission Water transmission pipe is used for high-pressure applications, typically requiring pipe to withstand pressures approximately 150 pounds per square inch. Majority of the company’s water transmission products are made to custom specifications for fully engineered, large diameter, high-pressure water infrastructure systems. Other uses include pipe for piling and hydroelectric projects, wastewater treatment plants, and other applications. The company’s primary manufacturing process has the capability to manufacture water transmission pipe in diameters ranging from 12 inches to 156 inches with wall thickness of 0.135 inch to 1.00 inch. The company also has the ability to manufacture even larger and heavier pipe with other processes. The company could coat and/or line these products with cement mortar, polyethylene tape, polyurethane paints, epoxies, Pritec, and coal tar enamel according to its customers’ specifications. The company maintains fabrication facilities that provide installation contractors with custom fabricated sections, as well as straight pipe sections. The company delivers a complete pipeline system to the installation contractor. Tubular Products The company’s tubular products range in size from 4.500 inches to 16 inches in diameter with wall thickness from 0.134 inch to 0.375 inch. These products are sold to distributors or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and are used for various applications, including energy, construction, agriculture, and other commercial and industrial uses. Marketing Water Transmission: The primary customers for water transmission products are installation contractors for projects funded by public water agencies. The company’s plant locations in Oregon, Colorado, California, West Virginia, Texas, Missouri, Utah, and Mexico, allow the company to serve customers throughout the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. Tubular Products: The company’s tubular products are marketed through an in-house sales force. Its tubular products are primarily sold to distributors. To a lesser extent, the company also sells to OEMs. Suppliers The company purchases hot rolled and galvanized steel coil from both domestic and foreign steel mills. Domestic suppliers include Steel Dynamics, Inc.; Nucor Corporation; California Steel Industries, Inc.; Evraz North America; and SSAB. Foreign suppliers include Posco America Corporation and BlueScope Steel. Dispositions In 2014, the company completed the sale of all of the assets and liabilities associated with the oil country tubular goods business conducted by the company at its manufacturing facilities in Bossier City, Louisiana and Houston, Texas, excluding the real property located in Houston, Texas. Competition Water Transmission: The company’s primary competitor in the Water Transmission business in the western United States and southwestern Canada is National Oilwell Varco, Inc. East of the Rocky Mountains, the company’s primary competition includes American Cast Iron Pipe Company; U.S. Pipe; American Spiral Weld Pipe Company; Mid America Pipe Fabricating and Supply Inc.; and Hanson Pipe & Precast. Tubular Products: In the company’s markets, it competes with TMK Ipsco; Energex Tube; Tex Tube Co.; Tenaris; Evraz North America; California Steel Industries Inc.; Paragon Industries, Inc.; Welspun Tubular, LLC; and Axis Pipe and Tube, Inc. History Northwest Pipe Company was founded in 1966.
northwest pipe co (NWPX:NASDAQ GS)
5721 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661
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