Marsh Bellofram Acquires Lowery Well Heads and EZ Flow Control/Talco
January 28, 2019—
Recent acquisitions are enabling Marsh Bellofram to round out its offering of products for the oil and gas industry. Marsh has acquired Lowery Well Heads Inc. and EZ Flow Control Inc./Talco Mfg. The ensuing product mix will serve multiple phases of a well’s service life—from fracking to free-flowing to pumping.
Slotted under the current BelGAS CP brand, Talco manufactures products for the flow-back market, EZ Flow Control’s choke assemblies serve free-flowing wells, and Lowery joins existing Marsh Bellofram company Whittle & Neher Systems (WNS) in offering products for wells outfitted with pumping units. WNS has a proud history of providing outstanding U.S.-made valves, stuffing boxes, pumping and flowing tees, and cone-type packing for the oil industry.
Because approximately half of Lowery’s product offerings overlap with WNS, these overlapping products will be marketed under the Whittle & Neher name, with the remainder retaining the Lowery name. “Lowery’s line of API Spec Q1-certified, made-in-the-USA well heads are a perfect complement to the WNS product mix,” said Jeff Smith, operations manager for WNS.
EZ Flow Control and Talco will remain standalone brands. “Each of these product types goes to market a little differently, which is why it makes sense to combine WNS and Lowery while keeping EZ Flow and Talco separate,” said Smith. “Consistency across all brands is our commitment to maintaining inventory and being aggressive in the market. We are building a one-stop stocking solution for our partners at the well head.”
With WNS headquartered in Oklahoma City, Lowery will move from Tulsa, Okla., and EZ Flow Control/Talco will move from Buda, Texas, to WNS’ recently expanded 40,000-square-foot facility in Oklahoma City.
“Oil and gas continues to be a key market for us,” said Smith. “It has been a remarkably sustained business, with extended periods of growth. We’re pleased to add these well-known, high-quality names to our arsenal.”