No sooner had we moved into our new facility then we realized that we would need more office space. Its current size is now being increased by 4,600 square feet with completion scheduled for this October. Besides a 30,000 square foot warehouse and a 10 acre pipe yard we are utilizing on the east side of town, we are now storing material in a one acre area outside our building. CRA's main office is located at 1310 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N., about 1/2 mile north of I-10 on the east side of the service road.
Big Diameter Nickel Alloy Pipe
CRA is pleased to announce that we have received our sixth order for large diameter (9-5/8" & 9-7/8") Alloy 28 (UNS# N08028) pipe in range three lengths. The pipe was pilgered on our large bore mill located at The Timken Company’s plant in Canton Ohio and has been supplied to four different international oil companies. We are now planning on providing those sizes in other high performance grades. Please contact us for more information. Other companies have approached us to pilger their cold-worked pipe for the oil and gas industry in addition to other applications.
Armando Alamos has accepted a position as an Order Management Coordinator. He comes from a similar position at a rental tool company where he was in charge of the day to day operations for drilling tools and OCTG products. He evaluated shipments, consolidated loads and verified documents and certificates. Armando is currently studying Supply Chain Management at the University of Houston main campus.
Erin Prescott has joined our team as the Quality Coordinator and, among other responsibilities, will focus on ISO compliance. In that capacity, she will be revising our quality procedures and will be visiting with various internal groups. Erin will be involved in both internal and external quality audits. She has held a number of positions at several companies including being responsible for all of the polymer compound testing labs at an ExxonMobil specialty compounding facility. Erin has had prior experience directing and supporting Quality Control and analytical issues and been instrumental in solving customer related problems. She has been heavily involved in organization and system improvements, streamlining process flows, and capacity and throughput recommendations. Erin holds a B.S. from LSU.
Ricardo Mendiola has taken a position with CRA as the Project Manager heading up our initiative to provide more full service manufacturing capabilities for corrosion resistant OCTG products. He brings over 15 years experience in management, operations, process control, training, business development, and distribution to CRA. Prior to joining the company, Ricardo was a Process Control Coordinator for a large pipe manufacturer where he started two heat treat facilities. Ricardo has also served as a Training Development Coordinator responsible for that function at four ERW mills and an FBE coating line. Ricardo graduated with a technician degree in Business and Administration from the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico and has an Associates degree in Graphic Design from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana.