MRC Global recently announced its US subsidiary MRC Global (US) Inc., has opened a new regional distribution center in Shafter, Calif., just outside Bakersfield. The new facility, located at 4000 Fanucchi Way, will hold about $15 million in inventory to support MRC Global’s operations on the West Coast and Alaska.

The new facility includes about 80,000 square feet of warehouse space, which includes a 5,000-square-foot valve and engineering center, a 15-acre pipe yard, which includes a state-of-the-art pipe-cutting facility and a two-story, 11,000-square-foot office building.

“This new RDC is a demonstration of our commitment to our customers in this region,” MRC Global President & CEO Andrew R. Lane said. “As the energy industry enters into a recovery, we are well-positioned to support our customers. With the additional capabilities and growing available inventory at the new RDC, we are confident MRC Global is the best choice for PVF on the West Coast.”

The location will employ about 36 people and support 19 MRC Global branches throughout the U.S. West Coast and Alaska.