McJunkin Red Man Corporation, Houston, TX, has acquired The South Texas Supply Company, Inc., as part of its strategic focus to increase its presence in the active shale plays across North America.
To support oil and gas exploration & production as well as the pipeline and transmission infrastructure, MRC will be expanding operations and inventory in these active shales both organically and through acquisition, such as South Texas Supply within the Eagle Ford Shale, according to a press release.
South Texas Supply operates two branch locations in the region, Carrizo Springs, TX and Dilley, TX, and has supplied oilfield products to the region since 1996. These two new branches enhance MRC’s coverage in South Texas from our existing branch locations in Laredo, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, Gonzales, TX, Mission, TX and Jourdanton, TX.
MRC will be making additional expansions in the region with a regional hub and major pipe yard, increasing inventories and enhancing logistics to serve MRC’s major customers in the region.
In addition to this acquisition supporting the company’s expansion in the Eagle Ford Shale, MRC recently opened a new facility in Horseheads, NY, supporting the northern activity in the Marcellus Shale and will soon be opening branches in Shreveport, LA, and in Center, TX, supporting the Haynesville Shale.