From 1947 to Now
Allan Edwards, Inc. began serving the oil and gas industry in 1947, during the booming post-war era that followed Word War II. Throughout our robust 74-year history, we have rooted ourselves in a timeless principle: putting our customers first, wherever that takes us. Our portfolio of buoyancy and repair solutions empowers us to help our customers optimize their pipeline operations and maintenance.
As a new company growing in a bustling post-war economy, the family-owned and operated Allan Edwards business recognized exploding demand for the safe transportation of oil and gas. With countless miles of new pipeline under construction, we fulfilled a unique industry need when we invented and patented the first concrete river weight. This achievement quickly gained traction as a faster, more cost-effective alternative to the cast iron weights commonly used at the time.
Allan Edwards actively sought to meet the evolving needs of the oil and gas industry. We cultivated valuable relationships with our customers founded on integrity, quickly becoming leaders in pipeline buoyancy solutions. By 1950, Allan Edwards had expanded into the pipeline repair space, offering structural and pressure vessel-quality quality steel repair sleeves.
Today, Allan Edwards proudly supplies almost every major pipeline company in North America and many more worldwide. Decades-long relationships with the majority of our customers have enriched our business and enabled our growth. We remain a family-owned and operated business in our fourth generation.
What’s changed? We’ve had a busy few years for innovation. In 2021, we released the new OmegaWrap™ EG (E-glass) composite repair system, along with our new patent pending induction-heated Compression Sleeve. These products complement our existing line of steel repair sleeves. We will continue to move forward from here, developing new products and solutions according to opportunity and need. Most importantly, we plan to keep listening to our customers, fitting our products to their problems.
As of April 2019, Allan Edwards has relocated to a new facility within Tulsa. Our upgraded, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities will serve to enhance our efficiency to better serve our customers.
ALLAN EDWARDS FACILITIES
Allan Edwards headquarters are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the city where we got our start. Our office building and fab shop sit side by side, facilitating the kind of cohesive work environment that allows us to rub shoulders the way a family-run company should.
In the 1950’s, Allan Edwards began fabricating additional products for the industry. Along with rush orders came requests for custom fabrication projects. Allan Edwards, Jr., created an industry-first on-site manufacturing service, developing the technology and expertise necessary to manufacture river weights and pipeline coatings on location. This on-site manufacturing continues to result in considerable savings for our customers. It also stimulates the local economies where we perform this work: on-site local labor is hired, materials are purchased locally and the on-site manufacturing proves more cost-efficient than shipping materials.
Allan Edwards is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the general public. We strive to safeguard the environment within every community we operate by conducting ourselves with integrity in all that we do. We facilitate a safe work environment for all Allan Edwards employees, contractors and supply vendors by quickly identifying hazards at the workplace and taking swift steps to minimize or eliminate them. Our culture encourages all employees and partners to communicate any observations that mitigate potential risks or un-safe practices. We are in this together.