Soconord Corporation BTA Services Launches Precision Deep Hole Drilling Facility


New Plant Set to Begin Operations in Fourth Quarter of 2012



Houston, TX — The Soconord Group, a worldwide supplier of steel tubular products for the oil and gas industry, announces the launch of a precision deep hole drilling facility by one of its subsidiaries, Soconord Corporation BTA Services in Houston, Texas. The Houston facility and yard are being prepared and renovated for a massive, state-of-the-art precision deep hole boring drilling project.



The facility is set to take possession of new BTA machinery that will give Soconord the capability of drilling precision internal bores of various diameters from 2 to 3.5 inches into 31-foot-long solid alloy steel bars. The bars are 4145H modified, heat-treated alloy steel with outside diameters from 3 to 12 inches, manufactured to API 7-1 standards for usage in the oil and gas industries.



"We expect the machines to arrive soon," commented Saul Harriman, Business Development Manager at Soconord Corporation BTA Services. "The solid alloy steel bars are already in house, and we're looking forward to hitting the ground running in October."



The Soconord Group

Since its creation as a holding company in 1961, The Soconord Group has successfully expanded into a worldwide supplier of steel tubular products and now boasts an international presence in the industrial, trade, and financial sectors. The Group’s headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium, the capital of the European Union. The Group employs approximately 300 people and has four branches outside Europe with representation in more than 50 countries. The overall investment strategy is to focus on fundamentals by combining quality products with efficient marketing and financial equilibrium. Privately owned, the Group has grown without any subsidies, external participation, or outside influence, owing much of its success to its high-quality human resources.



Contact:

Saul Harriman

Business Development Manager

Soconord Corporation BTA Services

1115 Goodnight Trail

Houston, TX 77060

Phone: 281-820-9400, ext. 204

Direct Phone: 281-645-3003

Cell: 281-731-2249

Fax: 281-820-5800

shh@soconordcorp.com

www.soconord.com

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