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Thursday, October 2, 2008, Houston, TX
SouthWest Pipe Services, Inc. announces its decision to open a new facility in Albuquerque, NM in the summer of 2009.  This new facility will consist of a large pipe yard for storage and a state-of-the-art O.D. pipe cleaning station.  SWP recognizes our client's requirements of a facility closer to their western US pipe lines.  Having this facility closer to our clients will also help to save money on the continual rising cost of transporting of pipe.  These cost saving will result in lower cost of cleaning pipe and higher prices paid to our clients for pipe.
 
SWP will start discussions with the state of New Mexico and the local environmental agencies early in 2009 to determine the best placement for the facility and to start the permitting process.
 
Friday, September 26, 2008, Washington, DC
SouthWest Pipe Services, Inc. is granted Associate Membership by the American Gas Association Board of Directors.  SWP has plans to be a very active sponsor of the Association in upcoming events.
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2008, Houston, TX
SouthWest Pipe Services, Inc. is awarded a contract by El Paso E & P Company for the removal and purchase of up to two miles of 16" pipe.  SWP plans the mobilize its crew and equipment the week of September 27, 2008
 
Friday, September 19, 2008, Alvin, TX
SouthWest Pipe Services' electricity, phones and fax are back on line 100%.  All damage to our facilities, as a result of Hurricane Ike, have be repaired.
 
Tuesday, September 16, 2008, Birmingham, AL
SouthWest Pipe Services attends and exhibits at the Investment Recovery Association's Trade Show as a first time exhibitor and was voted by attendees as having the "Best Booth".  Along with steaming video of our pipe cleaning processes and a scale model of our pipe cleaning machine, we were giving away two different hats, coffee mugs, multi tools and our pipe size chart booklets.
 
Congratulations to Drey Prescott of Material Management Resources, Inc. for winning our "drop your business card" give-a-way.  Drey won a soft cover Igloo cooler filled with four coffee mugs, a multi tool, two hats, a fishing shirt, and a sports bag package.
 
Sunday, September 14, 2008, Alvin, TX
Hurricane Ike:  For those that don’t know, the SouthWest Pipe Services facilities in Alvin, TX are only 27-1/4 miles from the seawall on Galveston Island were there has been so much devastation. Although we are so close, we sustained very little damage. We have lost a couple of rain gutters, one of our shop doors blew of its track and we are without electricity, phone and fax service. All our employees and their families are safe even though some are still without electricity.
 
Even though we are without electricity, we are operating at full capacity under generator power. If you require sending us a fax, contact Joe, John or Darin for an alternative method of communication.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those more affected by the devastation of this horrible storm. If there is something SWP can do to help please don’t hesitate to contact us.
 
Monday, September 1, 2008, Alvin, TX
SouthWest Pipe Services announces their new website. The website, created by Majestic Imaging, aside from valuable information has many user benefits such as calculators, pipe size & weight chart, pipe cleaning process video, and too many document downloads to mention. Phase-II of the website implementation will be a client logon section where we will delivery client specific information such as contract documents, contract pricing, project updates, project specific pipe tallies, and regulated waste manifests.

September, 2008
SouthWest Pipe Services to exhibit at and attend the Investment Recovery Association Conference & Tradeshow September 15-17, 2008 in Birmingham, AL. Please come see us at booth #115. Mention our new web site and receive a special gift package.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, Houston, TX
SouthWest Pipe Services is awarded 8,700 feet of 36” x 0.438 wall pipe in Tallahassee, FL. Removal to start as soon as weather permits.

Friday, August 15, 2008, Houston, TX
SouthWest Pipe Services is awarded over 5,000 feet of 30” new surplus pipe of various wall thicknesses in Indiana. Pipe will be removed from client’s site by the end of September.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008, Houston, TX
SouthWest Pipe Services Negotiates new contract rates with Panhandle Energy. Contract pricing will take effect immediately.

August, 2008, Alvin, TX
Texas Commission for Environmental Quality and Brazoria County Environmental Law Enforcement make a surprise visit and audit SouthWest Pipe Services’ facility and processes. No citations or fines resulted from this audit. Auditors mentioned the facility being “best in class” when rated against its peers and competitors.

June 25-27, 2008, Charlotte, NC
John Buckert attended the Southern Gas Association’s Environmental Roundtable. One major discussion point during the roundtable was PCBs in pipe coatings.

July 22-24, 2008, Atlanta, GA
John Buckert attended the Southern Gas Association’s Operating Conference & Supply Chain Roundtable. One major discussion point during the roundtable was the green supply chain.


    Downloads

SouthWest Pipe Services - Pipe Hauling Rig

EPA Explanation Regarding ACM
in Pipe Coatings
EPA Regulation 40 CFR 61
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants - Complete
EPA Regulation 40 CFR 61 Subpart M
National Emissions Standards for Asbestos
EPA Regulation 40 CFR 761
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution In Commerce, and Use Prohibitions
NACE-III Standard Description
SouthWest Pipe Services NACE-III Certification
NACE-II Standard Description
SouthWest Pipe Services NACE-II Certification
SouthWest Pipe Services Insurance Certificate
SouthWest Pipe Services 2008 HSE Manual
SouthWest Pipe Services
Procedure # SWP-OPS-01-01

Pipeline Excavation & Removal
Pipe Wall Thickness & Weight Chart
SouthWest Pipe Services Pipe Tally Report
SouthWest Pipe Services Pipe Sale Report
SouthWest Pipe Services Cleaning Video

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