VAM® USA Celebrates 30th Anniversary

VAM® USA Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Houston, Texas - September 10, 2014

VAM USA celebrates 30th anniversary serving the oil and gas industry.

VAM USA LLC, the leading supplier of premium threaded connections for the oil and gas industry in the USA, celebrated its 30th anniversary today. The company hosted a gathering at its Houston headquarters to mark the event. Among the participants were customers, the board members from Vallourec, NSSMC and Sumitomo Corporation, the Group’s North American leadership, and all VAM USA executives.

“We are pleased to celebrate 30 great years, and are thankful to our customers, shareholders, and the energy industry for their lasting trust,” said Eric Shuster, President. “We are grateful for our dedicated personnel who helped our business reach this significant milestone. Over the years our investments have strengthened bonds with our community and are proof of our commitment to the North American energy industry.”

Since it was established in 1984, VAM USA has partnered with the onshore and offshore oil and gas sector. It has been a key product development and manufacturing center for the family of VAM® and Atlas Bradford® premium connections for shale oil and gas development, and the continued development of products for Gulf of Mexico operators’ toughest requirements.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, VAM USA, the leading supplier of premium threaded connections for the oil and gas industry in the USA, continuously extends its product offerings in response to the fast-growing demand for premium connections, and provides today a complete set of solutions to both the Shale Plays and the Gulf of Mexico. VAM USA product lines include Threaded and Coupled, Flush and Semi Flush integral joints for carbon, alloy, and stainless steel tubing and casing, that meet or exceed the technical requirements of the energy industry. VAM USA performs on-site product development and qualification tests at its own state of the art Connection Technology Center, and offers extensive field service and technical services in support of projects across North America.

VAM USA is a joint venture company between Vallourec, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, and Sumitomo Corporation. While affiliated with Vallourec, VAM USA is a separate operating entity from Vallourec Star, a seamless pipe manufacturer with facilities in Youngstown (OH), Houston (TX), and Muskogee (OK).

VAM® is a registered trademark of Vallourec Oil & Gas France.

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