MRC Global Opens Doors of New Operations Complex

MRC Global officially opened the doors of its new operations complex in La Porte, TX on Oct. 19

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 MRC Global officially opened the doors of its new operations complex in La Porte, TX on Oct. 19

This Regional Distribution Center (RDC) processes 600 pick tickets, or 1,700 individual line items, per day. Teams work around the clock to provide daily support to all of the branches in the Gulf Coast region as well as all branches across North America. This RDC can coordinate 80-100 hot shot orders per day.

“I’m very proud of the work and expertise that went into designing and opening this new location,”  Andrew Lane, MRC Global President & CEO, said. “We’ve taken the best practices from our 97 years in the PVF distribution business and the best processes in our operations in 22 countries to build this premier distribution and valve engineering facility. MRC Global is the best PVF distributor to the oil and gas industry in the world. Now, by combining our previous gulf coast service locations into this single operational complex, our largest distribution center and valve engineering and automation center in the world, we are perfectly positioned to serve our customers with the technology, tools and efficiency they have come to expect from MRC Global.”

“In 2019, we will continue to expand this complex by adding a premier valve engineering and modification shop,” Mr. Lane said. “Once that addition is completed, the Houston Operations Complex will comprise of a total of 620,000 ft2 in office and warehouse space and a ten acre pipe yard, and will be our industry’s largest PVF operations facility.” 

(L-R): Mayor Louis Rigby, Robert Stein, SVP – Business Development, Karl Witt, SVP – Operations Eastern and Gulf Coast US, Andrew Lane, President & CEO, Protus Onyango – Manager - Regional Distribution Center, John Bowhay, SVP Supply Chain Management, Valve and Technical Product Sales, and Terry Boyles, VP – Texas Gulf Coast(L-R): Mayor Louis Rigby, Robert Stein, SVP – Business Development, Karl Witt, SVP – Operations Eastern and Gulf Coast US, Andrew Lane, President & CEO, Protus Onyango – Manager - Regional Distribution Center, John Bowhay, SVP Supply Chain Management, Valve and Technical Product Sales, and Terry Boyles, VP – Texas Gulf Coast This three-story mezzanine holds 9,000 products on our three-story mezzanine and automatically sorts them to be shipped to a branch, directly to UPS or to be added to products located in the rest of our facility before being shipped out. Hand-held scanners identify the products needed and stops the tote automatically when more products are needed. Each tote also carries bar coding as well as RFID technology so we always know where materials are and the progress of every order that is being pulled.This three-story mezzanine holds 9,000 products on our three-story mezzanine and automatically sorts them to be shipped to a branch, directly to UPS or to be added to products located in the rest of our facility before being shipped out. Hand-held scanners identify the products needed and stops the tote automatically when more products are needed. Each tote also carries bar coding as well as RFID technology so we always know where materials are and the progress of every order that is being pulled. The Houston Operations Complex at La Porte is home to approximately 350 employees with more added every day.The Houston Operations Complex at La Porte is home to approximately 350 employees with more added every day.
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