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Dura-Bond Announces New Executive Vice President, Commercial – Tubular Products

George Thompson has been announced as Dura-Bond’s new Executive Vice President, Commercial, Tubular Products.  He will be responsible for the Sales, Marketing and Sales Support of Dura-Bond’s LSAW and ERW pipe.   Prior to joining Dura-Bond, George was VP, Sales & Marketing at C P Industries. He spent most of his career at United States Steel, where he held positions of increasing responsibility throughout the organization over 27 years, ending his career at US Steel as VP, Commercial, Tubular Products, the same group he started with in 1987.

Mr. Thompson was responsible for leading U S Steel’s commercial organization as U S Steel Tubular changed from a pipe supplier to distribution within the energy industry to a solution provider for the Energy industry. He lead the commercial group as US Steel Tubular and the former Lone Star Tubular were combined in 2007 to create the largest Energy Tubular supplier in North America.

George’s strengths are his knowledge of the ever changing tubular supply chain that has become necessary to serve the energy industry in North America. He has strong relationships throughout the industry, developed in the field over his 30 years of service. He is a proven leader with strong team building skills that benefit company and customer alike. His record of accomplishment at every level speaks for itself, leading U S Steel Tubular Products to record revenue and income over his last seven years of service at U S Steel.

Mr. Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College, Meadville, PA.

George was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but has lived throughout the US. He currently lives on Oakmont, PA, and he enjoys everything about his two wonderful children, George, age 16, and Libby, age 14. In his free time, he is an avid golfer and runs for exercise.

New Employment Inquiries

Due to the overwhelming amount of calls received about future employment at Dura Bond, please refer to our online application.  Your resume will be automatically sent to Dura-Bond Industries for review.  You can also submit a scanned copy or direct any questions to a direct email listed below.

Thank you for your patience and interest in potential job growth from Dura-Bond.

LINK TO EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

mckeesporttubular@dura-bond.com

 

 

About Us

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Dura-Bond Industries was founded in 1960 by J.M. Norris to provide corrosion protection services for manufacturers of steel products at the customers’ facilities. In 1965 Dura-Bond established its headquarters and first coating plant in the historic Western Pennsylvania town of Export.

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Dura-Bond added to its reputation for quality and service by providing protective coatings for the fabricated steel and internal linings of underground storage tanks. During this time, the company also developed a close working relationship with Bethlehem Steel. Dura-Bond built on this business by opening satellite facilities in Buffalo, NY and Jacksonville, FL. Throughout the 70s, the success of these two operations led to new acquisitions of a plant in High Point, NC and the property of the former McKeesport Coatings near Export.

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Pipeline commodity products and tubular products divisions soon became important contributors to Dura-Bond’s growth. The company also began production of bridge and marine fabrication projects in North Carolina, leading to the creation of Dura-Bond Steel. Late in the 80s, Dura-Bond localized its area of operation by selling its North Carolina plant and acquiring a coating facility in Allentown, PA.

FBEsteeltonThe 90s started with important expansion projects for Dura-Bond. The company opened a state-of-the-art fusion bond epoxy (FBE) coating facility in McKeesport, PA that was strategically located near U.S. Steel’s Camp Hill ERW pipe manufacturing operation. The McKeesport coating plant established Dura-Bond as a regional leader in the protective coating market. During this period, the company also began management of an FBE coating plant adjacent to Bethlehem Steel’s pipe manufacturing operation in Steelton, PA. Extrusion (X-Tec) coating followed in 1996 at McKeesport and soon all Dura-Bond facilities were able to coat, fabricate and furnish products to the oil and gas, heavy highway and marine industries.AROmckeesport

The year 2003 marked another turning point for Dura-Bond as Bethlehem Steel abandoned its Steelton facility. In a bold move, Dura-Bond purchased the Bethlehem Steel plant and resumed pipe making operations at the Steelton plant. This unique mill manufactures dual submerged arc weld (DSAW) straight seam pipe utilizing a UOE forming process. The Dura-Bond API approved pipe mill can produce OD and ID coated straight seam pipe ranging from 24 to 42 inches in diameter.

Dura-Bond Industries today controls four wholly-owned companies. Dura-Bond Steel, Inc. is headquartered in Export, PA where it fabricates structural steel for the marine and heavy highway markets. The company also offers protective specialty coatings for steel products. Dura-Bond Pipe, LLC is located in Steelton, PA and manufactures steel line pipe in sizes ranging from 24” to 42”. This company also provides internal and external epoxy coating and double jointing.  Dura Bond Pipe McKeesport LLC manufactures ERW Steel Line Pipe from 4″ to 20″.  Dura-Bond Coating, Inc. is based in Duquense, PA where its facility applies fusion bond epoxy to steel pipe 4” to 36” in diameter and extruded polyethylene coatings to pipe 1” through 20” in diameter. Dura-Bond Coating also offers ARO plant-applied coatings and a complete line of pipeline products.

Dura-Bond is API approved for steel pipe manufacturing, holds AISC Level II certification for steel fabrication and is SSPC certified for the application of protective coatings to steel products. The company maintains active membership and leadership positions in the National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators and the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors.

Through the years, Dura-Bond has invested heavily in its facilities to add innovative new processes and enhance proven techniques and equipment. These investments provide our customers with the high degree of quality and services they have come to expect from our company.

Dura-Bond is a successful business built upon the proud accomplishments of Norris family members past and present and the entire Dura-Bond team. Our family and our company are optimistic that a bright future will continue to grow from this solid foundation.

Key Acquisitions:

  • 1980 – Acquired facility in Greensboro, NC

  • 1982 – Acquired 10.7 miles of track from Conrail and created a short-line railroad named Turtle Creek Industrial Railroad

  • 1983 – Acquired pipe coating mill in McKeesport, PA and formed Dura-Bond Coating, Inc

  • 1985 – Opened office in Jacksonville, FL and acquired steel fabricating plant. Formed Dura-Bond Steel Corp

  • 1993 – Acquired pipe coating facility in Steelton, PA

  • 2003 – Acquired pipe manufacturing plant in Steelton, PA formerly owned by Bethlehem Steel Corp. This facility is operated as Dura-Bond Pipe. LLC

  • 2013 – Opened Dura-Bond Coating in Duquesne, PA able to apply Fusion Bond and ARO with large storage capability with Barge, Rail, and Truck receiving / shipping.
  • 2016 – Acquired former USS McKeesport Tubular operations in McKeesport, PA  manufacturing ERW pipe 4-20 inches.

Four Marcellus Shale Pipeline Facilities

Four Facilities located within the heart of  Marcellus Shale gas country to better serve pipeline infrastructure and manufacturing.

Dura Bond Industries Corporate Headquarters

2658 PUCKETY DR

EXPORT, PA 15632

724-327-0782

Plant Capabilities dbi
  • Steel Fabrication
  • Custom Shapes Coating
  • ID Lining
  • Powercrete Mainline Coatings
  • Pipeline Products

Dura-Bond Coating Duquesne

5. NORTH LINDEN STREET

DUQUESNE, PA 15110

412-436-2411

 Plant Capabilitiesduquesne-overhead
  • FBE/ARO Manufactured Coating Applicator
  • Barge / Rail Car / Truck Receivable
  • Coated Pipe Storage

 

Dura-Bond Pipe Steelton

2716 FRONT STREET

STEELTON, PA 17113

717-986-1100

Plant Capabilitiesdbpipe
  • DSAW Pipe Manufacturer
  • Ultrasonic Weld Inspection
  • Hydrostatic Expansion Process
  • Industry Leader in Large Diameter Pipemaking

 

Dura-Bond Pipe McKeesport

301 4TH AVENUE

MCKEESPORT, PA 15132

Plant Capabilities
  • ERW Pipe Manufacturer