Brock Solutions is excited to be kicking off the next stage of an automation system modernization effort at Stupp Corporation. Stupp is one of the leading US manufacturers of pipe with two pipe mills in Baton Rouge, LA employing nearly 500 people. Stupp has a long history of providing HFW and spiral welded pipe at high quality and meeting industry standards including holding the longest active API 5L license in the United States.
Stupp is looking to enhance their plant operational environment on a modern control system platform that will position them for ongoing continuous improvement, enhanced information supply, and high value enhancements in continued production of high quality product.
Working closely with stakeholders within the HFW mill and continuous improvement team, Brock Solutions is delivering an updated Rockwell ControlLogix platform including enhanced drawing and automation standards. Brock Solutions completed the Forming section of the HFW in 2014 with benefits around increased reliability, reduced downtime, improved troubleshooting and maintainability, and an easier platform for training new personnel. Brock Solutions is now working with Stupp on the Finishing section of the HFW, along with other opportunities to improve pipe tracking and data capture.
Stupp selected Brock Solutions due to their approach of working with Stupp to determine how to positively impact Stupp’s business and position their operations environment to meet the demand and high quality product standards from their customers.
Brock Solutions is an engineering solutions and professional services company specializing in the design, build and implementation of real-time automation solutions for broad-based industrial/manufacturing and transportation/logistics organizations globally. With 400 employees in Canada and the U.S., Brock Solutions is a privately held, employee-owned organization with over 25 years’ experience in the real-time solutions space.
Stupp Corporation’s mission is to support America’s goal of energy independence by responsibly producing high integrity pipe and services for the safe transportation of oil, gas, and associated products. As a division of Stupp Bros., Inc., they enjoy the rare stability of over 150 years of continuous family ownership giving their customers confidence in knowing that Stupp stands behind their products and services for the long haul.
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