K&B Industries Inc. has completed its 97,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in Houston to include a large OD (outside diameter) line. The new finishing room for 20″ diameter casing pipe includes custom handling equipment designed and manufactured by Automation Engineering Co.
K&B Industries, formerly K&B Machine Works LLC, offers threading, fabrication, inventory control, tubular, manufacturing and design control services. In addition to the Houston expansion, the company recently opened a new 220,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Houma, La.
These expansion projects total more than $80 million in investments. The Houston expansion is expected to create 33 jobs.
Meanwhile in Houma, the city was recently ranked the second most-exciting city in Louisiana (behind New Orleans) by Movoto, a national online real estate firm. Joining K&B Industries in expanding or improving their facilities in Houma are Barracuda Oil Tools, Dishman & Bennett Specialty Tools, Performance Energy Services, PHI, Safe Zone Safety and Training Consultants, and Settoon Towing.
K&B Industries was founded in 1974. In addition to Houma and Houston, K&B Industries has a manufacturing facility in Montoursville, Pa. K&B is organized into five divisions: full-length threading, tubular accessories, welding and fabrication, manufacturing and customer inventory control.