Walker Technical Joins Forces with Fairwinds International in US

Walker Technical has announced further expansion into Global markets having joined forces with Louisiana-based Fairwinds International. Fairwinds will be the Walker Technical distributor in the U.S.A and will operate under the name Technopipe America, L.L.C., providing composite pipe repair services to United States clientele.

Willie Rennie Chief Executive of Walker Technical said, "Diversification into new geographic locations and new market segments is an important part of our global expansion strategy.

"Around 50 percent of our business is now conducted internationally and having an American base and a strong relationship with Fairwinds will be massively beneficial to our future plans."

WTR's innovative Technowrap™ product line is engineered for high quality composite repair and maintenance of pipelines. "Technowrap products have application in a wide range of industries," said Glenn Mediamolle, Vice-President of Operations at Technopipe. "Our initial focus will be to serve the oil, gas, and petrochemical communities. The Technowrap™ products are the new industry standard for composite pipe technology. Having an American base of operations will make a tremendous market impact."

Bill Napier, CEO of Fairwinds International added, "We are honored and pleased to become Walker Technical's sole distributor in the U.S. This product line has already revolutionised pipe repair with its warranties, tremendous applications specifications and flexibility. We've completed operational training and are ready to begin servicing the company's worldwide clients within our domestic territory."

Based in Covington, Louisiana, Fairwinds International provides a full range of engineering, construction project management and inspection services to the oil & gas industry both offshore and onshore. F.I. has 40 full-time employees and has been named to the INC 5000 list for fastest growing private U.S. firms for three consecutive years, 2007-2009.



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