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K&B industries Invests in New, State-of-the-Art, 5-Axis Machining Center

July 15, 2015, (Houma, Louisiana) – K&B Industries has expanded its machining capabilities with the purchase of a DMC U/FD 125 duoBLOCK® Series 5-Axis machining center. With the addition of this advanced, state-of-the-art equipment, K&B will be able to perform even the most complex and detailed machining processes found in aerospace, automotive, energy equipment, and general manufacturing.

The DMC U/FD 125 duoBLOCK Series – a third generation duoBLOCK model – provides the capabilities of 4 machines from a single set up. This means the duoBLOCK can operate as a vertical turret lathe, a horizontal lathe, a horizontal mill, or a vertical mill.

Offering high repeatability and 20% greater flexibility than previous models, the DMC 125 duoBLOCK can machine and deliver both simple and high-tech parts economically, efficiently, and with exceptional precision.

This machine can handle parts with dimensions up to 49.2” in diameter and 63” tall, weighing up to 5.500 lbs.

 Stated Kenny Wood Jr., President of K&B Industries, “By adding this cutting-edge machining center to our new, 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, we’re demonstrating our commitment to our customers’ evolving needs and fast-paced schedules. We always aim to exceed expectations, and this is just another way we’re accomplishing that goal.”

 

About K&B industries
K&B Industries is one of the most trusted names in oil and gas manufacturing. With facilities strategically located in Houston, Texas, Houma, Louisiana, and Montoursville, Pennsylvania, the company offers advanced computer-controlled manufacturing, real-world engineering expertise, and skilled master craftsmen, working together to build on the company’s reputation for superior quality and friendly, responsive customer service; what is known as The Plus Factor. To better serve its customer base, K&B is organized into five divisions: full-length threading, tubular accessories, welding and fabrication, manufacturing, and customer inventory control.

 

For more information, contact:

Whitney Bouterie
K&B Industries
Direct: 985-857-3076
Email: wbouterie@kb-industries.com

K&B INDUSTRIES COMPLETES NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO BETTER SERVE GROWING CUSTOMER BASE

K&B Industries has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Houma, Louisiana. This new facility was built in direct response to the rapid rate of growth the company has experienced over the past decade, and was designed specifically to accommodate K&B’s daily operations, optimizing efficiency, quality, and safety.

Featuring more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing and premium threading space organized for optimal access, the new facility houses over 60 mills, lathes, and 5-axis machines. Also on site are the UNISIG Deep Hole Drilling and Sunnen Honing machines, considered best-in-class for centerline-drilled holes customized to individual pipe specifications.

Stated Kenny Wood, Jr., President of K&B Industries, “All of us at K&B have worked very hard to make this new facility a reality. We’re already seeing improvements in lead times and process efficiencies – our customers have indicated that this will help their operations immensely.”
In addition to full-length premium threading, K&B will continue to offer a wide range of services and capabilities. These include manufacturing of tubular accessories, welding and fabrication, engineering services, and customer inventory services. The current East Houma location remains in operation, housing additional full-length threading of casing and tubing, as well as manufacturing of coupling.

ABOUT K&B INDUSTRIES

K&B Industries has a 40-year history of serving oilfield companies with a broad range of manufacturing services, a superior level of skill and craftsmanship, and the most advanced technology. It’s this ability to offer more – a unique, customer-centric approach to manufacturing services – that has earned K&B a reputation of providing The Plus Factor™. K&B serves as a single-source solution for the most recognized oil and gas companies in the world, with headquarters in Schriever, Louisiana (Houma), as well as locations in Houston, Texas, and Montoursville, Pennsylvania.

K&B Machine Works Celebrates 40 Years of Service with Updated Image, New Facilities

K&B Machine Works is introducing a new corporate identity beginning in January, 2014, coinciding with the company’s 40th anniversary celebration. The company has also announced its new name, which will be K&B Industries beginning January 1, 2014. To go along with the new, updated name, a fresh corporate identity has been developed. The centerpiece of this new image is a redesigned logo, developed to effectively represent K&B’s high standards for quality work and superior customer service, as well as for its forward-thinking, positive approach to the marketplace.

Said Kenny Wood, Jr., K&B President, “We feel we have worked hard to set the standard for superior workmanship and responsive service, and we want a name and brand image that reflects the overall quality and professionalism of our organization.”

The new name was chosen to reflect the company’s rapid growth and expansion of its scope and capabilities. Added Wood, “The addition of “Industries” to our K&B name more accurately represents our world-class capabilities and service offerings. We are continuing to deliver even greater services to our customers, and we wanted our name to better reflect the scope of what we bring to the marketplace.”

The new logo, an evolution of the company’s current mark, features a much more streamlined and modern graphic treatment of the letters “K” and “B.” A plus (+) sign, used to represent the positive direction of the company in its relationship with the oil and gas industry, replaces the ampersand (&) symbol used in the previous logo. In addition, this plus sign also reflects the equally positive outlook and attitude of the company’s staff, and the value-added level of service and effort provided to the company’s customers every day.

While K&B has long been known throughout the industry as a friendly, approachable source for manufacturing, threading, and fabrication services, the company has grown to the point where its capabilities and technology are world class. While communicating its growth in sophistication and capabilities, K&B will always emphasize a high level of responsiveness and customer-centric operation that is true to its roots as a service company.

According to Wood, “As we approach our fourth decade of operation, the timing is right for a new company image. Given our overall growth as a company, including new facilities opening next summer, the time couldn’t be better to unveil the new K&B brand.” Wood also added, “While we are proud of our growth in scope and capabilities, we remain fully focused on continuing to deliver the best in responsive customer support. We know that service, support, and a customer-first orientation have been key to our success.”

The company is opening a new 200,000 + sq. ft. corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Houma, Louisiana, in summer of 2014. In addition, K&B’s Houston facility will expand to include a large OD line, which is set to open in the spring of 2014.

“Our goal is, and has always been, to be the best at what we do,” stated Mr. Wood. “We need to look the part, too.”

About K&B Machine Works
K&B Machine is one of the most trusted names in oil and gas manufacturing. With facilities strategically located in Houston, Texas, Houma, Louisiana, and Montoursville, Pennsylvania, the company offers advanced computer-controlled manufacturing, real-world engineering expertise, and skilled master craftsmen, working together to build on the company’s reputation for superior quality and friendly, responsive customer service. To better serve its customer base, K&B is organized into five divisions: full-length threading, tubular accessories, welding and fabrication, manufacturing, and customer inventory control.