PITTSBURGH Vallourec SA
merged two of its Canadian subsidiaries effective Jan. 1 as the
steel tube and pipe maker said it looks to "improve options"
for customers in the premium oil country tubular goods (OCTG)
France-based company said it had merged Vallourec Tubes Canada
Inc., a pipe and tubular goods supplier, and VAM Canada Inc., a
manufacturer of VAM premium threaded connections, into a new
firm called Vallourec Canada Inc.
Vallourec Canada has 66
employees at four locations in Calgary, Alberta; Nisku,
Alberta; Paradise, Newfoundland; and Burlington, Ontario, the
Vallourec said the move will
allow the company to take advantage of natural synergies
between the divisions sales forces and would not impact