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The Case:


The Case:

Viega LLC, a privately held subsidiary, is the expert in

Tri-State Coating and Machine has become one of the the manufacture and distribution of plumbing, heating world’s largest producers of hard-coated liner sleeves. TSC and pipe joining systems in North American ship build- knows the abuse that workboats, push boats, and tug boats ing. Only Viega offers press ? tting systems in multiple ma- endure from dirty, brackish, and corrosive salt water calls terials, such as MegaPress for carbon steel and stainless, for liners that are a cut above the rest.

ProPress for copper and stainless and MegaPress CuNi and

SeaPress systems for marine applications.

The Company:

Tri-State Coating And Machine Co., Inc., began operation The Company: in March 1987 under the direction of president and owner,

Viega started in Germany in 1899, founded by Franz

David M. Thompson, with the goal of producing long-last-

Anslem-Viegener, who created an innovative design for a ing parts to service the coal mine industry while creating jobs brass beer tap. By 1901, the company began to manufacture for a depressed economy. The company is located along the home plumbing products, growing and expanding inter-

Guyandotte River just 15 miles south of Huntington, West nationally as the authority in press technology during the

Virginia. Opportunity opened in the marine industry. The last century. In 1999, through the purchase of an interest in hard-coated tail shaft sleeves were very much in demand but an American company, Viega expanded to North America. very competitive. Tri-State Coating And Machine Company Today, Viega’s innovative products are produced at six inter-

Co., Inc., quickly became one of the world’s largest produc- national locations and distributed worldwide. The corrosive ers of hard-coated liner sleeves. The ? rm has sustained this environments of the shipbuilding market require extremely business by maintaining materials in stock which allows the high-performance piping systems. The material must with- manufacture of sleeves in the time frames required while ves- stand not only the applications on board the ship, but also sels are drydocked for short periods of maintenance.

the extreme external conditions of the ocean. Cramped in-

Tri-State Coating takes great pride in being a complete stallation spaces and strict safety regulations also place ex-

Thermal Spray Facility. The shop includes a complete Ma- traordinary demands on installation. Viega provides reliable chine Shop Department, complete Grinding Department performance in harsh conditions and protects installers.

and a state of the art Thermal Spray Facility featuring the

Viega offers more than 3,000 products in North Ameri-

HVOF thermal gun complete with waterfall dust collector. ca, including Viega ProPress for copper and stainless, Viega

Tri-State Coating is a production oriented Thermal Spray MegaPress, MegaPressG, MegaPress XL, as well as MegaPress company. Thermal Spray application using metallurgical CuNi and SeaPress systems, speci? cally for marine applica- and mechanical bond coatings are the ? rm’s specialty. The tions. The products are used in a variety of applications, from

Quality Assurance Program is strict and adheres to Mil-Std potable water to fuel to ? re mains. Viega MegaPress, Mega- 1687 A (SH) and to PMS-335 Quality Assurance Instruc-

PressG and MegaPress CuNi have received approvals from the tion and PMS-335 Training Guide. The training program American Bureau of Shipping and the U.S. Coast Guard that is vast and takes four to seven years to complete. Each em- enable them to be speci? ed throughout the entire vessel. With ployee is trained in individual departments under strict the widest range of options and maritime industry approvals, quality assurance steps to provide the customer with a qual-

Viega solutions can be installed in many applications, includ- ity product at a competitive price. ing potable water, fuel and ? re sprinklers.

August 2019

MN 86

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