Aida Garrity Awarded R.A. Bannon Award


Join Us in Congratulating  Aida Garrity
Winner of 2018  R.A. Bannon Award. 

Aida Garrity, Executive Director of Business Development is being awarded the R.A. Brannon Award from NACE International. The R.A. Brannon award is the signature award of the association and recognizes a current member of NACE International whose outstanding service has contributed to the development and improvement of the association that resulted in the promotion of the objectives of NACE.

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The R.A. Brannon Award is the signature award of the association. It recognizes a current member of NACE International whose outstanding service has contributed to the development and improvement of the association that resulted in the promotion of the objectives of NACE. To be outstanding contributions to NACE are evaluated on the basis of results achieved rather than effort expended.

Mears Cover Story


Mears Cover Story
Mears was recently interviewed by North American Oil and Gas Pipelines and featured as the March 2018 Cover Story

A lot has changed in the oil and gas transmission and distribution world since 1970, when Herbert L. “Herb” Fluharty formed Fluharty Engineering Inc. The company would eventually transform into the Mears Group Inc., one of the most highly respected service providers in the oil and gas industry.
Through name changes and ownership changes — Fluharty Engineering became Mears Group in 1975 and Mears Group joined Quanta Services Inc. in 2000 — one thing has remained the same: The culture of the company is squarely focused on placing a high value on its customers, employees and the services it provides. This culture extends beyond Mears Integrity Solutions but also to its horizontal directional drilling (HDD), gas distribution and sewer inspection divisions as well.
“The company became Mears around 1975, where it started the transition from civil engineering and surveying, to also focus on providing services to the pipeline industry,” says Alan Eastman, executive vice president at Mears Integrity Solutions. “Today, Mears Integrity Solutions is a premier provider of all aspects of pipeline and facility integrity management, including engineering, field corrosion surveys, integrity related construction and pipeline inspection.” – Read the Complete Article Here 

Quanta Rings Bell at New York Stock Exchange


HOUSTONFeb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Quanta Services, Inc. (Quanta) (NYSE: PWR) announced today that Duke Austin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quanta Services, will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange this morning at 9:30 a.m. EST, marking the company’s 20th anniversary of trading on the prestigious exchange.

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Mears Group, Inc. and JW’s Pipeline Integrity Services, LLC Join Forces


To better serve the needs of its expanding client base, the management of Mears Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jim Walton and his team at JW’s Pipeline Integrity Services, LLC have come on board.

Headquartered in Carrollton (Dallas), TX, JW’s has been providing pipeline integrity field services for over 14 years.  JW’s staff expertise includes multiple individuals with NACE and ASNT certifications in cathodic protection, coatings, corrosion and non-destructive examinations. Former military personnel make up over a quarter of the technical staff, some with over 20 years of military service.

Mears with a staff of 400 employees is an integrity service provider offering corrosion engineering, technical services and construction services and is headquartered in Rosebush, Michigan, USA. Mears also has US offices in San Ramon, CA, Plain City, OH and Houston, TX and was founded in 1970 and acquired by Quanta Services in 2000.

“The similar corporate philosophies and commitment to technical excellence and customer satisfaction provided an attractive option for JW’s to continue to pursue its goals under the Mears Banner” according to Jim Walton, Principal and Founder of JW’s Pipeline Integrity Services.  Jim will lead the Technical Services Division of Mears as Vice President.

“The synergies of the Mears approach to Integrity Management and JW’s approach to pipeline and integrity field services will allow the companies to better serve their respective client base  and expand into markets beyond their current core business”, according to Alan Eastman, Executive VP and senior executive of Mears Integrity Solutions. “We welcome with open arms JW’s outstanding team of professionals and will continue to provide quality services to our respective and collective clients”.

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