Plymouth Tube Co.

U.S. Department of Commerce Recognizes Plymouth Tube Company for Exporting Achievements

LogoOn June 1, 2011, Plymouth Tube Company was awarded the US Department of Commerce’s Export Achievement Certificate at the Valley Industrial Association Annual Banquet for their achievements in the export of their manufactured steel tubes and extrusions.

Plymouth Tube Company Aerospace Tubing and Nasa “fly With Integrity”

LogoMarvin Dunham, General Manager and Mel Chapman, Quality Assurance Manager at Plymouth Tube’s Salisbury, Maryland Mill was honored to present at NASA’s March 16-17 Quality Leadership Forum. The presentation consisted of the quality self-disclosure issue Plymouth Tube Salisbury experienced in 2008 and the recovery and continuous improvement efforts that followed at Salisbury. In 2008, the new management team at the Salisbury Mill discovered that certain testing of stainless steel tubing to aerospace specifications had either not occurred or was performed incorrectly, and that mill test reports had been sent to customers falsely stating compliance to expected testing. As a Plymouth Tube Salisbury customer, NASA’s White Sands Test Facility asked Dunham and Chapman to speak at the Quality Leadership Forum regarding Salisbury’s journey; specifically, how they were able to successfully overcome concerns, ensure proper testing, and continuously evolve their quality and production systems.

Plymouth Tube Co. Wins AME Manufacturing Excellence Award

LogoPlymouth Tube Company’s West Monroe, Louisiana Tubing Mill is a proud recipient of a 2010 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. To be selected, West Monroe demonstrated excellence in their operations with a focus on continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation.