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

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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”.

Western Regional Gas Association’s annual conference

Mears Group, Inc – Integrity Solutions will be attending the annual Western Regional Gas Association’s annual conference being held in Tempe, AZ  (Aug. 23rd & 24th). The Western Regional Gas Conference is a regional event featuring presentations and on pipeline safety issues, regulations, and operations & maintenance topics,  as well as exhibits. The WRGC also includes forums for an information exchange between natural gas companies, state & federal regulators, and with associated industry organizations, consultants, manufacturers and venders serving the natural gas pipeline industry. Attend by Bill Marshall

NACE International Central Area Conference

Mears Group, Inc – Integrity Solutions will be attending the NACE International Central Area Conference (CAC) being held in New Orleans (Aug 22nd – 24th). The Central Area Conference is an annual event featuring educational presentations, forums, and new technologies for corrosion prevention and maintenance of oil, gas, pipeline, transportation & infrastructure assets. Visit Mears Group, Inc – Integrity Solutions  at Booth #605. Attended by Scott Smith

Mears Attending SGA Conference

Mears Corrosion and Integrity Group attended the Southern Gas Association (SGA) meeting that took place July 25-27 at the George R Brown convention center in downtown Houston. Our participation was focused on:

  1. Attending and providing feedback during the round table discussions provided by experts in the gas pipeline industry, and
  2. Being part of the exhibits where we showcased our new and innovative services to the pipeline industry.

The SGA Operating conference was attended by over 700 people. Most all industries serving the Gas Industry were represented at this great event. SGA’s Members include over 100 natural gas distribution and transmission companies located primarily in 17 southern US states although the member companies have assets in 33 states.  Many non-member companies and service providers from across the country attended this conference.

Scott Smith and Bill Marshall represented Mears at this event.

Mears shows off BIG time in the Vancouver- NACE 2016 Conference

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Earlier in March, NACE International’s Annual Conference and Exposition, CORROSION 2016, brought together more than 6,000 leaders from industry, government, and academia who met in Vancouver, CA to discuss the latest technologies and issues along with making decisions on the most effective means of corrosion prevention.

This year, Mears took a significant exhibit presence showcasing its technology in an island booth (in a prominent location) on the main aisle of the exhibit hall.

The theme, based on our current marketing campaign “Under One Hat” focused on the four key market areas for Mears; EngineeringField ServicesConstruction, and Inline Inspection, defined in “Pod” areas. This clean and simple message gave us the opportunity to deliver complex communications in a simplified manner to the attendees both confidently and clearly, demonstrating the depth of services and technical expertise offered uniquely by Mears.

In addition Mears brought a 24” MFL ILI tool with adjoining caliper. This innovative tool was a shop-stopper, with many attendees wanting to learn more about the tool capabilities and Mears in general.

During the conference, technical members of the Mears staff spoke at several notable sessions on topics such as the PHMSA Pipeline Safety Forum, Corrosion and Punishment and CP of Nuclear Power Plant Buried Piping.   With heavy involvement in the technical committees and meetings, Mears, once again made a statement of being ahead of the curve when it comes to having a deep bench of technical experts.

Tuesday evening saw a hospitality event for clients, industry peers and a group of highly respected NACE members.

All in all, the NACE conference was “a huge success” in its true meaning of the phrase for Mears, and we look forward to further notable achievements coming ‘through the pipeline’ in the coming months as a result of our efforts at the NACE Annual Conference.

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