Nov. 27, 2013
Marmon/Keystone Adds Pipe Depot in Delaware
Marmon/Keystone has added a 10-acre carbon pipe depot to its New Castle, Del., service center. The move was made to increase the size range and quantity of pipe readily available to customers.
The newly expanded inventory consists of both A53 welded and A106 seamless pipe in sizes ranging from ½-inch through 24-inch OD. An array of wall thicknesses are available, including schedule 10, standard and extra-heavy up through schedule 160, with both single and double random lengths in many sizes.
The New Castle location was selected for the depot site due to its proximity to end-users, but the material is also easily accessed by other Marmon/Keystone locations throughout the United States. "The carbon pipe depot will help us better meet our customers’ needs, as more and more buyers are looking for quick turnaround time," says Lou Grenci, vice president of the Northeastern region.
To handle the increased volume, Marmon/Keystone also purchased a new Pettibone lift capable of moving up to 20 tons of material.
In other company news, M/K has opened its new service center in McConnelsburg, Pa. The 40,000-square-foot facility, located at 196 Secrist Lane, is 25 percent larger than the company’s former location in the same business park.
The facility features four five-ton, dual-hoist overhead cranes and five high-speed band saws, which are used to supply tubing and chrome bar to the heavy-equipment manufacturing industry.
Finally, M/K Canada has also opened a new 25,500-square-foot metal service center in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The facility, a satellite location of the company’s Headingly, Manitoba, branch, features two five-ton overhead cranes and a Kasto twin AE4 horizontal band saw.
“The new facility is specifically designed to handle our products more efficiently and effectively,” says Regional Manager David Collignon. “It will also give us the much-needed space to expand a number of our product lines, including drawn over mandrel tube, hollow structural sections, hot-rolled seamless mechanical tube, as well as stainless steel pipe, tube and bar.”