Forged Components Inc., manufacturers of steel components and products for oil-and-gas and chemical processing at three locations in Texas, reported it purchased Western of Texas Forge & Flange Co. in late 2019. FCI did not announce the acquisition cost.
Western of Texas Forge & Flange, in Kountze, TX, has been manufacturing pipe flanges and forgings in alloy steels in standard and custom sizes for over 35 years, for oil-and-gas exploration and production, oil refining and processing, petrochemical, chemical, and power-generation industries, according to the announcement. Its production capabilities include open-die and rough forging, heat treating, and manual and CNC machining.
The new acquisition will continue to operate under the Western of Texas trade name.
“Western of Texas Forge & Flange Co. is particularly a good fit because FCI does not manufacture commodity flanges, as well as it expands our forging capabilities with an addition of 4,000 lb., 8,000 lb. and 12,000 lb. hammers,” stated Leon Zilberman, technical sales manager at FCI. “This purchase fills one of the few gaps within the range of products FCI provides for the oil and gas industry.”
FCI has over 300,000 square-feet of manufacturing space at Houston (including the former Forge USA, an open-die forging operation, acquired in 2017), Humble, and Navasota, TX, producing open-die and semi-closed die forged shapes weighing from five to 50,000 lbs., for oil-and-gas, petrochemical, and power-generation industries.