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. Its 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. It 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. Its smaller diameter pipe is used for applications in energy, structural, commercial, and industrial uses. Products Water Transmission Water transmission pipe is used for high-pressure applications, requiring pipe to withstand pressures approximately 150 pounds per square inch. 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. It 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 delivers a pipeline system to the installation contractor. Tubular Products The company’s tubular products range in size from 1.315 inches to 16 inches in diameter with wall thickness from 0.035 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. Its plant locations in Oregon, Colorado, California, West Virginia, Texas, Mexico, and following the acquisition of Permalok Corporation, Missouri and Utah, 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, as well as to OEMs. Suppliers The company’s domestic suppliers include Severstal, ArcelorMittal, ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, Nucor Corporation, SSAB, California Steel Industries, Gallatin Steel Company, New Process Steel, American Alloy Steel, Evraz, and Steel Dynamics Inc. Its foreign suppliers include Ternium and BlueScope Steel. 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, its primary competition includes American Cast Iron Pipe Company and U.S. Pipe, which manufacture ductile iron pipe; American Spiral Weld Pipe Company, which manufactures spiral welded steel pipe; and Hanson Pipe & Precast, which manufactures concrete pressure pipe and spiral welded steel pipe. Tubular Products: The company competes with U.S. Steel, TMK Ipsco, Boomerang, Energex, Tex Tube, Tenaris, Evraz, California Steel Industries, and Welded Tubes. 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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