SOUTH LYON, MI and SHARON, PA (October 22, 2014) – Michigan Seamless Tube, LLC (“MST” or “the Company”), a leading manufacturer of high-quality carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn tube and pipe, and Wheatland Tube, North America’s leading standard and sprinkler pipe producer, today announced that MST has acquired the exclusive rights to the prestigious Blue Diamond® brand of A106 seamless pressure pipe from Wheatland Tube. As a result of this transaction, MST is now the sole domestic producer of this specialty pipe to the North American steel market.

Since 2012, MST has served as the sole manufacturer of A106 pipes for Wheatland Tube, providing the necessary materials for Wheatland Tube to offer threaded and coupled pipes with a Blue Diamond® finish. MST’s acquisition of the Blue Diamond® brand makes it the premier American destination for all A106 products.

“Our partnership with Wheatland Tube has been mutually beneficial, and we feel that it is a natural transition to bring Blue Diamond® in-house alongside MST’s other choice tube and pipe products,” said Ted Fairley, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at MST. “Blue Diamond® is an exceptional piping product that exceeds ASTM A106 requirements, and during its rich history the brand has come to symbolize industry excellence. As always, MST remains dedicated to providing its customers with only the highest levels of customer service on goods that are 100% melted and manufactured in the USA. This commitment will now extend to a diversified product line and expanded customer base.”

“We’ve been extremely pleased with the private label partnership we’ve forged with MST and the working relationship we’ve built with them,” said Mark Magno, President of Wheatland Pipe Division. “They consistently provide exceptional quality and customer service, and we will happily refer all current and future Wheatland standard pipe customers to MST for all of their A106 seamless pressure pipe needs.”

Sales inquiries for the Blue Diamond® line of products and all other high-quality carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn tube and pipe manufactured by MST should be directed to the MST sales office by calling 800.521.8416 or emailing pipesales@mstube.com.

About Michigan Seamless Tube:

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in South Lyon, MI, Michigan Seamless Tube, LLC (“MST”) has grown to become a leading manufacturer of high-quality carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn tube and pipe for a variety of different industries including aerospace, mining, construction, automotive and agriculture. The Company’s modernized 320,000 square foot facility is capable of producing in excess of 40,000 tons of pipe and tube annually. Because of its size, advanced equipment and experienced workforce, MST is able to quickly process highly specialized orders – large or small – that meet clients’ exact specifications. The Company’s unparalleled flexibility, rigorous testing requirements, competitive pricing and logistical capabilities have allowed it to become the nation’s premier global supplier of cold-drawn carbon, alloy and high chrome mechanical and pressure finish. MST’s acquisition of the Blue Diamond® brand makes it the premier American tubing and piping. MST is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Miami-based Optima Specialty Steel, Inc.

About Wheatland Tube:

Wheatland Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, produces a wide range of steel tubular products, including standard steel pipe including Surethread CW pipe, galvanized mechanical tubing, fence framework, fire sprinkler pipe, electrical conduit, elbows, couplings and nipples. For more information, contact Wheatland Tube at 800.257.8182 or info@wheatland.com. Or, visit our website at wheatland.com.

Media Contact:

Wheatland Tube
Jelani Rucker
Director of Marketing and Business Development
jelani.rucker@jmcsteel.com
312.275.1626

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