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Bri-Steel Establishes New Benchmark in Large Seamless Pipe Manufacturing in North America

Jun 21 2013 12:00AM

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EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/21/13 -- Bri-Chem Corp. ("Bri-Chem") (TSX: BRY), a leading North American wholesale distributor and manufacturer of oil and gas drilling fluids and steel pipe announces that Bri-Steel Manufacturing, the company's Thermal Pipe Expansion (TPE) division, has successfully produced 36 inch diameter seamless carbon steel pipe which is the largest seamless steel pipe manufactured to date in North America. Bri-Chem previously announced that it successfully produced 30 inch seamless pipe however today establishes a new benchmark with the completion of the first 36 inch seamless pipe. In addition, the 36 inch pipe manufactured was a standard wall thickness which is generally the most difficult to produce utilizing the TPE manufacturing process and as a result we can now focus on producing heavier wall thickness 36 inch steel pipes and expand into 32 and 34 inch pipe diameters as well.

"The successful production of the 36 inch seamless pipe solidifies our position as the next generation of pioneers for large diameter steel pipe manufacturing" commented Don Caron, Chief Executive Officer of Bri-Chem, "This now opens the door to create more options and opportunities for Bri-Chem as we continually achieve new levels of production."

About Bri-Chem

Since our formation in 1985, Bri-Chem has established two primary segments of business through a combination of internal growth and acquisitions: Bri-Chem's Drilling Fluid Division is North America's largest independent wholesale supplier of drilling fluids for the oil and gas industry. We provide over 100 drilling fluid products, cementing, acidizing and stimulation additives from 29 strategically located warehouses throughout Canada and the United States; Bri-Chem's Steel Pipe Division is the first company to introduce and construct a Thermal Pipe Expansion (TPE) facility in North America for manufacturing, testing and supply of large diameter seamless steel pipe for the energy industry. Additional information about Bri-Chem is available at www.sedar.com or at Bri-Chem's website at www.brichem.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements or information ("forward-looking statements"), including statements which may contain words such as "could", "should", "expect", "anticipate", "believe", "will", and similar expressions and statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are forward looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond the Company's control, including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, environmental risks, demand for oilfield services for drilling and completion of oil and natural gas wells; volatility in market prices for steel, oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids and the effect of this volatility on the demand for oilfield services generally, competition from other industry participants, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, stock market volatility and the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Although the Company believes that the expectations in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, our forward-looking statements have been based on factors and assumptions concerning future events which may prove to be inaccurate. Those factors and assumptions are based upon currently available information. Such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results or events and cause actual results or events to differ materially from those stated, anticipated or implied in the forward looking information. As such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward looking information, as no assurance can be provided as to future results, levels of activity or achievements. The risks, uncertainties, material assumptions and other factors that could affect actual results are discussed in our Annual Information Form and other documents available at www.sedar.com. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date of this document and, except as required by applicable law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

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Contacts:
Bri-Chem Corp.
Jason Theiss
CFO
(780) 577-0595
jtheiss@brichem.com

CHF Investor Relations
Juliet Heading
Account Manager
(416) 868-1079 x239
juliet@chfir.com

CHF Investor Relations
Cathy Hume
CEO
(416) 868-1079 x231
cathy@chfir.com





Source: Marketwire


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