Barrett Steel opens in Houston
Barrett Steel is expanding its global reach by establishing a presence in Houston, Texas, to serve the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil. From its purpose built 33,000 square foot facility, Barrett Steel Energy Products will specialise in raw materials for the downhole tool and equipment used in the oil and gas industry, including solid bar, hollows and tubing that meet the requirements of all oil patch grades.
The move is a demonstration of the Barrett Steel Group's commitment to new markets and to cementing stronger
relationships with overseas customers.
The new management team, headed by Tim Ryan, President, and Scott Schwandt, Vice-president, brings together oilfield specialists with a wide range of complementary skills that combine technical expertise and knowledge with a painstaking approach to customer service and quality that sets the company apart from competitors.
Tim Ryan comments: "The new team in Houston is proud to be the first representation of Barrett Steel in North America. Our position here allows us to serve the oil and gas equipment manufacturing community with the backing of an historically strong and proven company in a strategically important
"Barrett's proven track record of customer service, operational efficiency and impeccable quality controls have been and will continue to be welcomed in this market."
Dave Godfrey, Managing Director of Barrett Engineering Steels Division is enthusiastic about the prospects the new Houston facility offers the Group.
"The downturn in the UK construction market demonstrated to us all too clearly that we needed to refocus our strategy and move into new markets", he says. "We had already identified the oil and gas sectors as a new international marketplace for us, and this has been the impetus behind our expansion into Houston. We are confident that with our strong team of people, along with our new facility, this initiative will be a great success."
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