Members V thru Z



Roundtable Member:

"Brandy" Cowart

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Timothy Fries

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With more than $35 million of valve inventory, The Wm. Powell Company provides products and services to the gas and oil, chemical, power-generation, mining and water industries with expert knowledge, service and highly advanced NextGen-engineered valve systems for your valve applications. Our experience as pioneers in the development of industrial valves encompasses over a century and a half of craftsmanship and valve know how. Powell Valves has the most comprehensive inventories of qualified API 624 valves. Our product line also includes a wide variety of valves in bronze, steel, chrome alloys, iron and corrosion resistant alloys for class 125 to class 4500.


Roundtable Members:

Kenneth S. Felder

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The largest refiner in North America, Valero has an extensive refining system with a throughput capacity of approximately 3.3 million barrels per day. The company"s geographically diverse refining network stretches from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast and West Coast to the Caribbean.


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Alain Gardinier

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Vallourec is the world leader in premium tubular solutions primarily serving the energy markets (oil and gas, powergen). Its expertise also extends to the Industry sector (mechanicals, automobile, construction etc.). With over 23,000 employees, integrated manufacturing facilities, advanced R&D and a presence in more than 20 countries, Vallourec offers its customers innovative global solutions to meet the energy challenges of the 21st century.

Specialised in the most complex applications, Vallourec relies on its six Research and Development centers worldwide and more than 500 engineers and technicians to maintain its technological leadership and meet its customers latest requirements. Our expertise across the entire steel production line from start to finish guarantees the quality of our products.

For the oil and gas industry, the Group designs and develops a comprehensive range of products including seamless tubes and premium connections for drilling operations, line pipes and well equipment capable of withstanding extreme operating conditions: high pressure, high temperature, deviated wells, deep offshore, corrosive environments.

For the powergen market, Vallourec offers a premium range of tubes capable of withstanding the most severe temperature and pressure conditions. Its solutions enable power companies to meet the challenges of energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions in power plants.

The Group also offers a wide range of tubes for petrochemical installations (refineries), for mechanical engineering applications (hydraulic cylinders, machine tools, etc.), for the automotive industry, for construction (stadiums, other complex buildings and structures) and for various other industrial sectors.

To support the growth in energy markets, Vallourec is pursuing an ambitious local development strategy with new production facilities in Brazil, the USA, the Middle-East and China, in order to offer solutions close to its customers and improve its competitiveness.


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The Valve Manufacturers Association of America represents the interests of nearly 100 North American manufacturers of valves and actuators. Collectively, members account for approximately 80% of the total industrial valve shipments out of U.S. and Canadian facilities.


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Roundtable Members:

Javier Benavides - President

Alice Matamoros - Sales

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Matthew Ledyard - Outside Sales

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Tim Johnson - Sales

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Luis Coria - Sales

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VALVECONN, LLC is a Texas based valve distributor that is built with a strong foundation of hard work, integrity, and customer service. With more than 50 years of combined experience in our industry, we connect you to the right solution the first time.

VALVECONN is committed to providing superior products and services to meet your needs in accordance with industry standards. Our valves range from 150# to 4500# CLASS in various sizes and body material. We stock your everyday commodity and also specialize in hard to find items as well.


Roundtable Members:

Greg Talley

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Chris Talley

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Since 1985, Valves Unlimited, Inc. has meant Service Unlimited. We strive to provide the highest quality valve products and exceptional customer service to the refining, chemical and petrochemical industries. Valves Unlimited, Inc. delivers what you need, any where, at any time, for any reason; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!


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George Kubove

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Van Leeuwen is a globally operating trading company specialized in steel pipes, and pipe and tube applications. We are active in virtually all industrial sectors. With some forty branches spread throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and America, we ensure that materials are available anywhere in the world, customized wherever needed. Our employees have specialist knowledge of sourcing, project management, logistics and stock planning and work closely together with our customers in the Industry and Energy markets. The combination of global logistics and knowledge of products and customer applications makes Van Leeuwen a leading company in its markets.


Roundtable Members:

Charlie Pogue

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Velan manufactures a world leading range of cast and forged steel gate, globe, check, ball, butterfly, knife gate and engineered severe service valves offering superior performance across all major industrial applications.



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Dick Masceri

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In 1924, Mr. Joseph Ward founded Ward Manufacturing, L.L.C. in Blossburg, Pennsylvania. With approximately thirty employees, the company began producing a small line of cast iron steam and drainage fittings along with cast iron plugs and bushings.

Over the next four years, the demand for Ward products increased rapidly. In 1928 the manufacturing facilities doubled in size and Class 150 malleable iron fittings were introduced. During the next decade, Ward continued to grow and added a facility to produce malleable iron pipe unions in 1938.

To stay ahead of growing customer preference for competitively priced Ward products, a highly automated foundry was erected in 1955. Through constant maintenance, continued improvement and reinvestment, this facility continues to produces fittings using the most current molding equipment available.

In May 1980, a series of new Ward products were introduced including: Class 300 brass-to-brass seated unions, beam clamps, C-clamps, Wardlox plain-end fittings, and Couplox grooved end fittings. In 1990, the Ward product line expanded again to include Teelox mechanical branch connectors, meter swivels and ferrules and connecting nuts. Also added was a revolutionary new product called WARDFLEX.

WARDFLEX Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing for piping of fuel gases was originally introduced into the U.S. in 1986 under the name of SOFLEX. At that time, Hitachi Metals America (Piping Components Division) was actively working on developing SOFLEX product standards with the American Gas Association and the Gas Research Institute.

In 1990, Ward Manufacturing became part of the Hitachi family and was responsible for promoting the unique SOFLEX technology under a new WARDFLEX product name. Soon after, the American Gas Association certified the WARDFLEX system for use throughout the U.S. Since that time, WARDFLEX has gained recognition in the four major model codes in the U.S. and has Code recognition in all 50 states. The product is manufactured in Pennsylvania.

In 2006, Ward Manufacturing acquired Wisconsin Nipple and Fitting Corporation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Primarily a manufacturer of carbon welded and seamless pipe nipples for the industrial pipe-valve-fittings (PVF) market, Wisconsin Nipple also manufactures stainless steel and brass nipples for the sprinkler and plumbing applications. Cutting and threading pipe and
nipples since 1950, Wisconsin Nipple has earned a reputation as the nipple industry quickest shipper.

Today, Ward, WARDFLEX and Wisconsin Nipple are distributed through plumbing and heating or HVAC wholesalers. Ward has established a distributor network that maintains inventories in thousands of locations across the United States and Canada.



Roundtable Members:

Heath Harrison

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Hugo Medina

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Webco is a full-service manufacturer of welded tube and pipe, including products for heat exchanger, capillary string, safety valve control line, instrumentation, umbilical and other applications. We supply North America"s widest variety of finished straight and coiled tubing to the refining, petrochemical, chemical, and other energy-related industries. We ship carbon and stainless steels, nickel alloys, nonferrous, brass, copper, and other tubular products to customers worldwide.


Roundtable Members:

James Coulas Jr

Richard Burke

Stephen Letko

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For over 60 years, Weldbend had produced the highest quality domestically manufactured carbon steel fittings and flanges in the industry. Situated on 36 acres and with over 300,000 square feet dedicated to production and stock. Weldbend can ship any size order the same day. As a family owned company, it is our pledge, and our mission to deliver a level of service unrivaled in our industry.

Weldbend is the ONLY domestic manufacture of both carbon steel fittings and flanges. Weldbend is proud to be America"s choice for domestically manufactured carbon steel butt-weld fittings & flanges1/2" - 60".


Roundtable Members:

Sheryl Michalak

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Welding Outlets, Inc. "WOI" is a certified Woman-owned Manufacturer of high pressure piping components. We are a domestic manufacturer producing products in over 40 grades of steel. The piping components we produce are known in the ASME code as Branch Connections(Branchettes). Our Branchettes are used in a wide variety of industries including Pipeline, Refinery/Chemical, Power Plants, Shipbuilding as well as Beverages, Food Processing, Pulp and Paper, Pharmaceuticals and Commercial HVAC Systems.


Roundtable Members:

Brent Gazay

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Western Forge & Flange is a privately held company with 70 employees. Founded in California in 1944, we started serving the shipbuilding industry during World War II, and over the next six decades we evolved into a global source for quality, forged products.

Moving to Texas in 2007 benefited our customers by providing a better, more cost effective, and more centrally located distribution hub.

Cleveland, Texas just outside the expansive Houston market is home to many of the world"s leading energy and petrochemical companies. Our proximity to a major international port, rail, air and interstate highways provides an ideal location for manufacturing and delivering heavy products. This shipping network allows us to receive and deliver your products in a timely manner.

Western Forge & Flange provides world-class forging, heat treating, machining and metallurgical testing of pipe flanges and forgings. We are a trusted business partner for a variety of industries that demand stringent standards, including nuclear certification.

Depend on the meticulous work of an industry leader to meet your unique needs and critical requirements.


Roundtable Members:

Rob Braig -Vice President Industrial

Chris Fadden

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Wolseley Industrial Group is the industrial division of Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. corporately based in Newport News, Virginia. We are the largest North American supplier of Pipe, Valves, Fittings, Integrated Services, and Fasteners/OEM, specializing in delivering Automation, Instrumentation, Engineered Products, and Turn Key Solutions. This includes being a provider of supply chain management solutions for a full range of MRO supplies with a focus on delivering significant cost savings across the entire supply chain. Our comprehensive range of services is supported by:

Over 22,000 associates
A National Distribution network and regional hubs
Over 160 local certified industrial branches in all 50 states and Canada.

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Roundtable Members:

Mike Redmond

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Since 1998, Worldwide Pipe & Supply has been a leading distributor for pipe, valves, flanges, and fittings for industries ranging from Oil & Gas to Construction and Mechanical. Our wide range of products includes seamless & welded pipe in stainless steel and carbon, high pressure tube fittings, industrial pipe flanges to ASME, ANSI, and API 6A, and much more.

In addition to our full line PVF, we offer a wide range of services to tailor products to your specifications. Our services include threading, fabricating, coating, and logistics. As an industrial pipe and pipe fittings supplier, we feel confident our solutions can assist in all your project needs.


Roundtable Members:

Harvey Li

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Joe Bracale

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James Pease

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YDF Valve International

YDF Valve is committed to be a premier manufacturer to the global industrial valve market. Mission and Vision driven, YDF Valve and their global workforce execute responsibly in providing high quality industrial valves while creating a competitive advantage for their customers. With Values centered on respect and ownership and an Entrepreneurial Spirit built on innovation, openness and collaboration, YDF Valve is poised to grow on a global basis while assisting their strategic relationships address important needs within their supply chain.

Founded in 1978, YDF Valve is a family owned, fully integrated manufacturer of industrial valves for the Oil, Gas, Chemical, Refining, Power Generation, Marine, Pipeline Transmission and LNG application. Main product lines include Gate, Globe, Check, Ball valves and Butterfly valves. These products have been widely used throughout the world and have been supplied into the US market for 20+ years. Through demonstrating attention to detail and quality, YDF Valve has achieved the following certifications: ISO9001, ISO14001, OASHS18001, CE/PED, ATEX, API 591, API6D, API 600, API 624, ABS, TS, ISO15858-1, API607/6FA and API641.

YDF Valve International, located in The Woodlands, TX, will lead the pursuit and management responsibilities for USA based business relationships and will play a vital role in the management of execution deliverables with three valve factories and two foundries located in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province, China.



Roundtable Members:

Mark Facer

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Zenith Steel Pipes has been one of the largest suppliers of ERW Black and Galvanized pipe (1/2” – 20” to the USA from India. Additionally, we produce Square and Rectangular Tubing, Hollow Sections, and HSAW pipe.
We offer documented pipe inspection and photos prior to shipment, and we provide Mill Test Reports along with Shipping Documents once the material leaves port. Additionally, we provide regular updates during production and transit.


Roundtable Members:

Allison Roberts

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Jason Turpin

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Zspec Flow Control, based in Houston, TX, is a leading supplier of valves, fittings and piping products. With decades of industry experience and knowledge, we invest in the inventory and support our customers with a high level of customer service. We are guided by a singular determination to do whatever it takes to be a reliable supplier for our customers with our ready to ship inventory. With knowledgeable stocking reps across the United States, Zspec helps reduce your operating costs by having our products in stock and ready to ship allowing you to spend more time and money focusing on your customer. Call us today for all your valve, fittings and piping product needs.