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Mathey Dearman, Inc.

When Mathey was established in 1935 by Frank Mathey, the company not only did pipe beveling machines, but also wireline units and measuring tools that would be used in the drilling and exploration of well sites. The company prides itself on being the world’s foremost authority on preparing pipe for joining together by welding.

Mathey was a family-owned business until 1985, when it was purchased. However, the company still operates as a family-style business. In 1997, the company purchased Dearman Products, becoming Mathey Dearman and expanding its portfolio to include the clamping and fit up of pipe.

In 2019, the company was encompassed into the SFE Group, growing the business even more and including offerings such as complete pipe jack range of products, as well as cold cutting and purging equipment.

“We work hard to build and maintain relationships,” says Al Smith, Sales and Technical Assistance. “Even though we sell through distribution; we are regularly in the trenches with the end users seeing firsthand what it will take to get the job done.  We also support Unions and work with companies like Hypertherm.”

The SFE Group has three locations, Houston corporate, a satellite sales and accounting office in Tulsa and an international office in the UK outside of London.  It has approximately 60 employees.

“I believe with the merger into the SFE Group that Mathey will continue to grow our product portfolio and broaden our scope of equipment and service that we offer to the industry,” says Smith. “Mathey plans on remaining the market leader in pipe flame cutting and beveling, pipe clamping and alignment solutions for another 85 years to come.”



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