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MRC Global Chairman of the Board, Rhys Best, Announces May 2022 Retirement.
MRC Global Wins Major Equipment Supply Contracts for Sunrise Wind Project.
The Board select Robert L. (Bob) Wood as Chairman of the Board.
MRC Global Selected as PVF Products Provider for PBF Energy’s Renewable Diesel Project at Chalmette Refinery.
MRC Global Appoints Emily Shields to Lead Sustainability Organization.
Anne McEntee Joins MRC Global's Board of Directors.
MRC Global Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary, February 15, 1921-2021.
MRC Global Appoints Rob Saltiel as CEO.
George Damiris and Ronald Jadin join MRC Global’s Board of Directors.
MRC Global awarded Total Europe and Africa Valve Contract.
MRC Global names Kelly Youngblood Chief Financial Officer.
World Health Organization Declared Global COVID-19 Pandemic.
MRC Global renews Pacific Gas & Electric (MROIS) Contract.
MRC Global announces the Board retirement of Bernie Wehrle and Craig Ketchum.
MRC Global announces the December 2021 Retirement of CEO Andrew R. Lane.
MRC Global renews Dominion Energy Contract.
Expanded MRCGO™ E-Commerce Platform Beyond Contract Customers.
MRC Global renews CNRL & Husky contracts in Canada.
MRC Global renews PVF Distribution Framework Agreement with DCP Midstream, LP.
MRC Global renews US Valve Contract with Phillips 66.
MRC Global renews US PVF Contract with Occidental.
MRC Global wins EnLink US PVF Contract.
MRC Global renews Chevron NA PVF Renewal.
MRC Global opens Midstream Valve & Engineering Center in La Porte, TX US.
MRC Global launches a Comprehensive Digital Supply Chain Solution - MRCGO™.
MRC Global renews Atmos Contract.
MRC Global renews North American PVF Contract with ConocoPhillips.
MRC Global wins CenterPoint Integrated Supply Contract.
MRC Global awarded DCP Midstream Framework Agreement.
Henry Cornell elected to the Board of Directors.
MRC Global opens the Houston Operations Complex at La Porte, TX, US.
MRC Global renews PVF contract with Marathon Petroleum.
MRC Global publishes first Environmental Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance Report.
MRC Global celebrates five years on NYSE.
MRC Global awarded LyondellBasell valve agreement.
MRC Global renews global PVF contract with Chevron.
ExxonMobil selects MRC Global as primary valve provider.
MRC Global renews global valve agreement with Shell.
All international business operating on SAP as part of Project Connect.
New Houston RDC opens.
We Know PVF Blog launches.
MRC Global celebrates 95 years in business.
MRC Global sells OCTG business.
MRC Global signs strategic Enterprise Distributor Program with Cameron (valves).
MRC Global wins Shell Prelude MRO contract.
MRC Global renews Chevron Mid-Con US agreement.
MRC Global wins BASF North American contract.
SAP Go-Live in Asia Pacific.
MRC Global expands Chemours service to include US Gulf Coast, valve automation and specialty products.
MRC Global signs strategic Enterprise Distributor Program with Cameron (measurement & instrumentation).
Largest single valve order in company history for TCO in Kazakhstan.
MRC Global establishes new branch in Thailand.
MRC Global extends Chevron agreement to Thailand, Gulf of Thailand & Gulf of Mexico.
MRC Global awarded global valve agreement with ExxonMobil.
MRC Global announces new contract agreement with TECO Energy.
RDC opens in Dubai, UAE.
MRC Global wins CRC integrated supply contract.
MRC Global expands SABIC contract to include Europe.
MRC Global opens new RDC in Pittsburgh, PA.
Company rebrands to MRC Global.
MRC Global wins Statoil, Johan Sverdrup Project PFF & instrumentation.
Cornell Capital makes significant investment in MRC Global.
MRC Global acquires Stream AS. Stream’s operations extend through three divisions: Energy Piping, Solberg & Andersen and Teamtrade
MRC Global Acquires MSD Engineering in Singapore.
MRC Global acquires Hypteck AS in Norway as a complement to MRC Teamtrade’s extensive instrumentation offering in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
MRC Global acquires Flow Control Services.
MRC Global acquires Flangefitt Stainless Ltd.
Holding company name changed to MRC Global Inc.
Acquires operations and assets of OneSteel Piping Systems
MRC Global Inc. becomes a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) publicly-traded company and trades under the symbol MRC.
MRC Global Inc. debuts on the Fortune 500 list (2012-2015).
MRC Global signs the industry's first global valve contract with Shell.
MRC Global acquires the operations and assets of Chaparral Supply, LLC.
MRC Global acquires Production Specialty Services.
MRC Global acquired SPF Australia. SPF, founded in 1996, is the largest distributor of stainless- steel piping products in the southern hemisphere. The acquisition complemented MRC Global’s 2009 purchase of Transmark Fcx, the leading valve distributor in the eastern hemisphere. Two months later, MRC Global announced the acquisition of VSC, the business unit of Curtiss- Wright Flow Control Corporation. Since 1974, VSC had specialized in providing high quality valve and valve automation solutions to the energy and industrial markets by combining technological innovations with excellent customer service. VSC’s expertise in project upstream valve automation and MRO downstream automation, in particular, strengthened MRC Global’s overall valve capabilities.
In May, MRC Global acquired South Texas Supply. The move was part of the company’s strategic focus to increase its presence and commitment to customers in the active shale plays across North America. Just three months later, in August, MRC Global acquired Dresser Oil Tools & Supply. Dresser supplied PVF, oilfield and related products to the Bakken Shale region since 1993.
In February, the company opened new company headquarters in Houston, TX. Houston already housed its largest North American distribution center, with a combined 200,000 square feet of warehouse space, 40,000 square feet of office space, 80 acres of pipe yard and over 325 team members. In October, the company acquired Transmark Fcx. Transmark was a leading international distributor of specialty valves and flow control equipment, with a network of 45 distribution and service facilities across thirteen countries in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The acquisition offered, what would eventually become MRC Global, access to more of the world’s leading brand names and expanded current distribution channels and networks. It also increased the company’s customer base in existing sectors, increased penetration into existing markets, and provided the opportunity to enter new ones.
The 2007 merger meant greater geographic reach, expanded product and service capabilities and increased growth potential for McJunkin Red Man Corporation. In July, the company purchased the remaining 49% interest in Midfield Supply. In September, Andrew Lane, former Chief Operating Officer of Halliburton, was appointed President & CEO. Rounding out the year, MRC Global announced the completion of the acquisition of St. Louis- based LaBarge Pipe & Steel Company. Over the course of six decades, LaBarge Pipe & Steel Company had established itself as one of North America’s largest stocking distributors of large diameter carbon steel pipe, serving companies in the oil & gas transmission, petrochemical, utility, industrial
In January, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs, made a strategic investment in McJunkin. Three months later, McJunkin acquired Midway Tristate, but this was just the beginning of what would become a landmark year.
In October, two major distributors of industrial and oilfield PVF supplies, McJunkin Corporation and Red Man Pipe and Supply Company, announced the completion of a “merger of equals,” a landmark occasion that would make the new company, McJunkin Red Man Corporation and later, MRC Global, one of the leading industrial and oilfield PVF suppliers in North America.
Between 2006 and 2008, Transmark Fcx opens offices in Middle East, Germany, China and Finland.
With over 60 strategically placed locations in Canada and hundreds of dedicated personnel, Midfield had earned its reputation as one of the leading suppliers to the energy sector. After two successful decades, the company had become a leading distributor of Tenaris, also offering a full line of ERW and OCTG tubular products.
In North America, Red Man acquired Midfield Supply in Canada in 2005, reinforcing a commitment to have both a global reach and a local touch that continues today at MRC Global. At the time, Midfield had been named the “Distributor of Choice” for 23 years running. With over 60 strategically placed locations in Canada and hundreds of dedicated personnel, Midfield had earned its reputation as one of the leading suppliers to the energy sector. After two successful decades, the company had become a leading distributor of Tenaris, also offering a full line of ERW and OCTG tubular products.
Transmark also acquired the European and Australasian divisions of FCX Performance with locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. The company name was changed to Transmark Fcx.
The 1990s offered plenty of reasons for celebration. McJunkin reached its 75th anniversary while experiencing record profits and continued expansion. Then, in 1992, a major presence was achieved on the west coast with the purchase of Republic Supply of California. By 1993, McJunkin had moved up to #294 on the Forbes List of 500 Largest Private Companies. And by 1999, profit sharing reached $120 million, with 1,300 team member-owned participant accounts.
Even with Red Man’s phenomenal success and growth during the 1980s, the team members still enjoyed the camaraderie of a family-owned business. As accolades continued, Red Man was now well stocked and servicing the oil and natural gas industry as a world-className supplier. Then, tragedy struck Red Man when founder, Lew Ketchum, unexpectedly passed away on September 20, 1995. He was 60 years old. The family business transitioned to Lew’s oldest son, Craig, who, four years later, introduced an automation division to the company’s portfolio. In the same year, the company was ranked the #1 Minority Business by Minority Business News. In 1992, Transmark sets up a joint venture partnership with Leymas Valve, Thailand, and in 1996, the company acquired Heaton Valves. In 1998, FCX Performance was formed with operating companies in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Rounding out the decade, in 1999, Transmark acquired Fortim Engineering, Singapore. Charles Baynes sold two other divisions, and continued as FCX. Ubel was renamed to Ubel FCX.
McJunkin had a positive beginning in the 1980s, with the construction of new corporate headquarters in Charleston, West Virginia. Unfortunately, a new recession was settling in due to a major downturn in the industry. This forced the company to make significant team member layoffs, as sales dropped to a new low. With the addition of Grant Supply Company in the Southwest, as well as Appalachian Oilfield Pipe & Supply in the oil country business at the end of the eighties, McJunkin was able to rebound once again and find new ways to expand. In the 1980s, Ubel was sold to Pegler, one of the company’s suppliers, which was later sold to Tomkins (English Multinational). Ubel moved its company headquarters from the center of Amsterdam to Kabelweg in the north of Amsterdam. In 1988, Transmark also underwent some corporate transition as it was sold to Pon, a famous Dutch business family who imported brands like Volkswagen, Caterpillar and Continental Tires.
In 1971, McJunkin had annual sales of $74 million, 725 team members and 45 warehouse locations in 12 states. Celebrating their 50th year in business, McJunkin team members chose the slogan, “A proud past and a solid future” to represent their founders' broad vision and the company’s extraordinary growth. A significant expansion was made with the opening of a new central warehouse in Nitro, West Virginia. Unfortunately, disaster struck in 1975, when a devastating plane crash killed four McJunkin executives and two pilots. In 1977 in Tulsa, Oklahoma Lew Ketchum turned a dream into reality when he formed Red Man Pipe & Supply Co., the nation’s only full-service, minority-owned oil field supply company. As a businessman, Lew’s vision was to be the “Supplier of Choice” by offering quality products and excellent service. As a Delaware Tribe Native American, Lew envisioned his business as a way to give back by providing career opportunities and educational assistance to minorities.
The beginning of the 60s showed promise, as McJunkin now operated 18 branches, and had the ability to offer hospital insurance to its team members for just $10 a month. After company President Bernard Wehrle passed away in 1967, a new generation of leadership took the reins, with Henry B. Wehrle, Jr., Bernhard’s eldest son named the newly elected President, and R.S. Wehrle elected Executive Vice President. By 1969, 332 team members were receiving 11% of the company’s earnings through profit sharing. In 1965, Ubel acquired Prometal in Belgium. The company would eventually become part of Transmark Fcx and, ultimately, MRC Global.
The 1950s were prosperous for McJunkin, with new expansion and sales reaching $26 million. While continually broadening the scope of operations with three new branches—Columbus, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; and Atlanta, Georgia—it was decided that it was time to become the McJunkin Corporation. In 1957 and 1958, respectively, McJunkin purchased Chandler-Boyd Supply in Pittsburgh and Buffalo Industrial Supply in Houston, Texas. Transmark was founded in 1954 by the Van der Mark family in the Netherlands. It became, over the years, one of the leading Dutch suppliers of high quality valves, pumps and filters to the chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas, food, paper and power generation industries.
In 1941, as the US entered World War II, a new fabrication building in Charleston, West Virginia opened on Hansford Street, and the company began a profit sharing plan. During the war years, McJunkin shops began producing bomb casings and tracks for amphibious vehicles.
By 1931, a thriving McJunkin had sales well over $1 million, with branch and warehousing operations in Hamlin and Grantsville, West Virginia, and Allan, Kentucky. But rebounding from the Great Depression was tough for the entire country, including McJunkin. As sales dropped to a record low of $333,000 in the middle of the decade, many wondered if the company would recover at all. But in 1936 things began to turn for the better. Franklin Roosevelt was reelected, and the economy began to improve. By 1938, sales had rebounded to a record $1.2 million.
In 1921, Jerry McJunkin joined fellow Oil Well Supply Company team member and brother-in-law Bernard Wehrle to form a new business, McJunkin Supply Company, in Charleston, West Virginia. Short on capital but long on imagination, the two men served the thriving oil and gas industry of the early 20s well, and were equally well-rewarded. United Brass Engineers Ltd (UBEL) was founded in The Netherlands in 1921. The company would eventually become part of Transmark Fcx, and ultimately, MRC Global.