In many ways, America’s fast-track to development was facilitated by the steel industry. Cast your mind back to just over 100 years ago and steel was being produced with greater significance than ever before.
At the cusp of that revolution was a company formed in 1901, which plays as important a role today, as it did back then.
“US Steel Tubular Products has been serving the energy industry since 1901 as North America’s largest fully-integrated tubular products manufacturer. Today, we manufacture more than 1,500 different types of steel and have an annual tubular products capacity of 2.8 million net tons. Driven by customer relationships and innovative research, US Steel Tubular Products meets your exacting requirements with value-added personal service,” states the company website.
Of course the intervening years have seen a wealth of new industries and US Steel Tubular Products, with its headquarters in Pittsburgh, has diversified its product range and services according, as the corporate website describes:
“Dedicated to fostering energy independence in North America, U.S Steel is proud to offer an array of products and services that are developed, tested and produced in the United States.
“The U. S. Steel Tubular Products oil country tubular goods (OCTG) offering is special within the industry. We are the largest, fully integrated energy tubular producer in North America. U. S. Steel has full control over every step of the pipe manufacturing process, from melt to final product. We manufacture our tubular products at several U.S.-based facilities that produce high-quality tubular products with low-residuals in a wide range of strength levels with superior toughness.
“We use cutting-edge technology to manufacture and finish tubulars at our own facilities and provide services that keep our products in top form in the field. U. S. Steel is continually making strides to serve the energy industry and promote the development of clean, abundant energy sources with high-quality, high-strength tubular products, including standard and line pipe products and oil country tubular goods and services.”
The company’s products are manufactured to a high level of quality which means they are resistant to the most demanding of field environments, making them perfect for the oil and gas, construction and fluid transmission industries.
“Whether for drilling, gathering, distribution or other applications, U. S. Steel Tubular Products’ line pipe is strong, dependable and versatile. Our standard and line pipe product ranges from 1.900” to 26” in outside diameter with a variety of end finishes, lengths, grades and wall thicknesses available. To ensure the highest quality, it is manufactured to API 5L, ASTM and ASME standards,” the corporate website affirms.
The company is renowned for its Oil Country Tubular Goods products, which include a range of proprietary tubular and premium connections, along with API certified casing thread types. US Steel also provides a range of OCTG Premium Services including API and premium threading and inspection, rig site services, licensed repair facilities and a host of proprietary tubing and casing accessories. All threading and OCTG inspection services can be performed at U. S. Steel’s state-of-the-art facility in Houston, Texas. Rig site services can be performed on a scheduled or an emergency basis on location or at nearby storage facilities.
The company is fiercely proud of its history and national reputation, as the website elaborates: “At US Steel Tubular Products, the term ‘Made in the USA’ is more than just a saying. It’s what separates us from other tubular suppliers.
“U. S. Steel is the largest fully-integrated tubular products provider in America. From the raw materials we source to the advanced manufacturing processes we employ, the men and women of U. S. Steel are helping to drive energy independence and create American jobs.”
“Our offering is completely unique within the industry: from melt to final product, pipe to connections, U. S. Steel has full control over every step of the pipe manufacturing process. We manufacture our tubular products at several US-based facilities that produce high-quality tubular products with low-residuals in a wide range of strength levels with superior toughness.
“While products and services from U. S. Steel are available around the globe, our American manufacturing facilities form a geographically diverse network that is well-positioned to deliver our products wherever and whenever they are needed.
“Along with our customers, we are working hard to generate American jobs. From our manufacturing facilities to our corporate offices, U. S. Steel Tubular Products is committed to growing the workforce right here at home. Our success is founded upon our people, and we continue to strive to recruit and develop a diverse group of talented individuals who have a strong work ethic and competitive drive for results.”
Whilst oil prices undoubtedly impact on demand and production, US Steel and Tubular Products has over a century of experience behind it and looks well placed to continue forging its reputation for many years to come.