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SEP
14

Howco orders its first Additive Manufacturing (AM) machine from SLM Solutions

Howco, the leading global distributor of raw material to the Oil and Gas industry, has made its first purchase of the latest metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology for its brand new AM Facility in Houston, Texas. In regards to purchasing their new SLM®500 selective laser melting machine Howco’s Director of Additive...
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SEP
14

Additive Manufacturing (AM) Director, Conrad Kao, explains his vision for Howco’s first AM Facility being built out in Houston, Texas, USA

I joined Howco in October 2019 to develop Howco’s AM capability. Building and developing a new AM manufacturing facility is a great challenge and opportunity to make an impact on Howco’s bottom line. Howco has invested in the best technology to ensure the best chance of success in designing and printing...
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JUN
11

Howco is fully committed to supporting its customers in the North American Oil & Gas Upstream sector.

Reliability of supply and consistent market support are critical during these challenging times. Howco is fully committed to the North American Oil & Gas market place. We are actively supporting our customers from our locations in; Edmonton, Canada, 7504 – 52 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2G3 Tel: +1 780 439 6746 Houston, Texas,...
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MAY
05

Howco Announcement 5/5/2020

The Oil & Gas marketplace is a challenging environment with notoriously difficult cycles to manage. At HOWCO, we are committed to the health & safety of our employees.During this current crisis we have switched seamlessly to remote working and appropriate safe working practices in all our facilities. Our 14 locations, in...
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MAR
25

Howco Covid19 Update 25th March 2020

25th March 2020 To Our Valued Partners: On March 16th, we shared the business continuity steps that the HOWCO organization was taking to address the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. During the past week, we have actively maintained our focus on providing safe work environments for our employees, staying connected with our business partners,...
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MAR
23

Howco has global capability to support your business during this challenging period.

We are coordinating globally our support for your needs going forward.Status - Week of 23rd MarchOperating as normalLimited ProductionClosedWHHouston TexasKiefer OklahomaGray LouisianaLafayette LouisianaEdmonton CanadaEuropeCumbernauldSheffieldIrvine BredburyMiddle EastSharjah UAEAsia PacificSingaporeMalaysia
MAR
16

Howco Covid19 Update 16th March 2020

16th March 2020 To Our Valued Partners: In response to the unprecedented impact on our daily activities related to the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, HOWCO as an organization are taking proactive steps to maintain business continuity and stay connected to the needs of our partners.Safety & Continuity - First and foremost, our priority...
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DEC
04

50 YEARS OF STEEL ALLOY DESIGN

50 YEARS OF STEEL ALLOY DESIGN
The UK professional institute IOM3 held a conference to track the development of steel alloys in important markets and applications last week and Poppy Gilbert, Howco's Group Technical and Supplier Quality Manager was pleased to be asked to speak to about the current  developments within the upstream oil and gas sector.The event marked...
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NOV
13

Howco transition ISO 9001 approval to Lloyd’s Register Netherlands

Howco supply meeting European Union Pressure Equipment  Directive requirements for raw material is now ensured through this change and Howco would thank Lloyds Register for the simplicity of the transition.In addition to taking this action internally Howco has also been working with all our suppliers to ensure they review their PED...
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OCT
15

New Kiefer facility supports Howco's drive into the Artificial Lift market segment.

Howco has a new facility in Kiefer, Tulsa, Oklahoma, which will focus on supporting the Artificial Lift segment of the Oil and Gas Upstream sector. With boots on the ground and inventory in place we can support raw material demands for ESP, Gas Lift, Rod Lift, Hydraulic Lift, Plunger Lift, and...
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OCT
15

Howco achieves ISO 17025 2017 schedule of accreditation

Howco achieves ISO 17025 2017 schedule of accreditation
Howco achieves ISO 17025 2017 schedule of accreditation :- one of the first testing laboratories in the UK to complete the transition..Poppy Gilbert, Howco Technical and Supplier Quality manager commented that with ISO 17025 being significantly revised Howco took the opportunity to consolidate both locations into a multi site approval and...
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MAY
21

Howco Announces Appointment Of Aaron Smith As Regional Director - Oklahoma

New regional entity will focus on growing our footprint in Oklahoma and supporting our existing business.Kiefer, Oklahoma. (May 21, 2019) – Howco, the leading Tier One distributor of Nickel, Chrome and Low Alloy steel for the Oil & Gas sector, announced today that it had appointed Aaron Smith as Regional Director...
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MAY
21

Howco Announces A New Location In Oklahoma

 New regional location will focus on growing new and existing business in OklahomaKiefer, Oklahoma. (May 21, 2019) – Howco, the leading Tier One distributor of Nickel, Chrome and Low Alloy steel for the Oil & Gas sector, announced today that it had approved the go ahead for its new Kiefer facility...
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JUN
01

U.S. Government Section 232 – Announcement

June 1st 2018Dear Valued Customer,Re: U.S. Government Section 232 Investigation Further to our previous correspondence on this subject and as you will now be aware, the tariffs imposedunder Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, relating to the imports of Steel & Aluminum Products were implemented at midnight on May...
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FEB
23

Seventh Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

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Howco was a Platinum sponsor of the Seventh Annual Sporting Clays Tournament at the American Shooting Center in Houston Texas this month.Over 350 shooters competed on three different courses.Three Howco teams were involved with customers from Schlumberger, MIC, AR Machining, Stress Engineering, Hoerbiger, and M&R.The rain stayed away and our award...
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NOV
01

Howco's Houston Facility is now API Q1 Certified

We are proud to announce that Howco's US manufacturing facility at 9611 Telge Road, Houston, TX, USA is now formally API Q1 certified.
NOV
01

Howco Does Kilimanjaro - The Final Tally

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Andrew Marwood | European Operations DirectorI am pleased to announce that we have now finalised the total amount of money that we raised for charity from our Mt Kilimanjaro Trek.A grand total of: £35,911.93  GBP  =   $47,358.47 US DollarsThis is a fantastic achievement which far exceeded all our expectations.  A huge thank you goes...
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AUG
31

Business Situation Update - Howco Houston

31st August 2017Situation update.As we enter the recovery phase from Harvey, our priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our employees, their families, the greater community of Houston and beyond who have been impacted by this devastating event.We recognize that many of you, our loyal customers, suppliers and your employees may...
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JUL
07

Howco is Proud to Sponsor Glasgow University UGRacing

Howco is Proud to Sponsor Glasgow University UGRacing
Howco is proud to sponsor Glasgow University UGRacing and is providing machined components for the team.DesignThe team designs the car from the ground up, taking the project from the initial concept to a fully modelled, 3D representation of our car. As engineers we utilise many different types of software, allowing us...
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JUN
19

Howco Team Climbs Kilimanjaro for Cancer Research

Howco Team Climbs Kilimanjaro for Cancer Research
On the 21st June 2017 it will be the 12 month anniversary since we sadly lost our close friend and colleague, Garry Smith Technical and Quality Director to Cancer.In tribute to Garry’s memory  Seven  members of the Howco team will be taking  on the challenge in September of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro...
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