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Epic Piping spreads from U.S. to the Middle East

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Epic Piping, a U.S. company that makes products mainly for the oil and chemicals industry, plans to open a large plant in Abu Dhabi, its first outside North America.

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The Abu Dhabi facility will serve the Middle East region and, at 400,000 square feet, will be the company’s largest single facility, according to a local report in Epic’s homebase in southern Louisiana.

Epic Piping was created only last spring, just as oil prices were collapsing, with the backing of a private equity consortium led by Bernhard Capital Partners, a firm started by Jim Berhnard, the founder of the energy services conglomerate The Shaw Group, which was sold to CB&I in 2013.

The new Abu Dhabi plant will have production capacity of about 6,000 spools used for steel cabling a month, which will bring Epic’s total production to 20,000 spools from plant space that will exceed 1 million sq ft.

The company’s other plants are located at Livingston and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, San Marcos, Texas and a joint venture plant – Falcon Fabricators and Modular Builders – in Canada.

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