Photo courtesy of GSS

Global Pipe Supply, a subsidiary of the Global Group of Companies, broke ground July 30th on a new, 62-acre pipe yard close to Global Group’s Houston headquarters.

The new project will be completed in two phases: the first half will be operational in November and the second half will be finished in January 2013. GPS says its remains bullish about the U.S. economy and, in particular, the energy industry.

The Houston headquarters is the home of Global Stainless Supply, Forgings, Flanges and Fittings and GPS’s operations. The new space will allow GPS to consolidate its products and provide better customer service. Only three years ago, GPS began as a division of Global Stainless Supply. Now, GPS has 15 employees and, when the pipe yard is completed, will double to 30 employees.

Pictured here(left to right): FFF President Stan Lee, GPS Vice President Mike Chambers, Global Group President and COO Art Shelton and Global Group CEO John Howard break ground on Global Pipe Supply’s new 62-acre pipe yard near Houston. Photo courtesy of GSS