2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting

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Sawyer Mfg. was honored to receive the 2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting The 2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting was presented at the 2018 Oklahoma World Trade Conference held at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Tulsa, OK on April 5, 2018. The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting annually recognizes […]

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Pipeline – 116 Years Ago

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  January 10, 1901 On the Pipeline – 116 years ago a gusher at Spindletop signaled the beginning of the modern U.S. oil industry. A well at the oil field known as Spindletop near Beaumont, Texas struck oil. This gusher “blew for nine days at a rate estimated at 100,000 barrels (16,000 m3) of oil […]

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Pipeline – 106 Years Ago

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January 12, 1911 On the Pipeline – 106 Years ago, court proceedings were in the process of breaking up a major monopoly. Rearguments began in Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States. When the case was decided four months later, the oil giant was declared a monopoly and forced to break up. Prior […]

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Meet the Sawyer Team – Kenny

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Our employees are a great group of skilled individuals that contribute to our unique culture at Sawyer. We would like everyone to Meet the Sawyer Team. HEY Kenny…. What do you do at Sawyer? I work on most manual machines. What is your favorite thing to work on? I like to run the boring machine. […]

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Underwater Renewable Energy

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        Last month, we discussed a rather interesting way of generating energy in an unconventional and renewable manner. However, the constant problem facing all energy producers is how to store it once it’s been “created.” Well, wouldn’t you know there are innovators out there designing new ways to do just that.   […]

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Hog manure into natural gas

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Smells like innovation   As part of the never-ending quest to produce renewable energy and reduce waste, one Missouri group is thinking outside the box, or maybe the more accurate way to put it is they’re thinking outside the pen. Their plan? Turning hog manure into usable natural gas that can go directly from the […]

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Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

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Sawyer employees were honored to receive the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from the Oklahoma Department of Labor.   Sawyer Mfg. Co. has been getting a lot of recognition lately. Hot on the heels of the company winning the Exporter of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, it received the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from the […]

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Arctic Gas Pipeline

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              This piece of pipe marks Polarled’s crossing of the Arctic Circle. It was laid down on the seabed at 05:04 Friday morning, 21 August. [Photo credit: Lars Chr. Henrichsen, Statoil]   “The Polarled gas pipeline crossed 66 degrees and 33 minutes north of the equator and became the […]

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Sawyer Spotlight

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  Welding Grasshopper Despite a robust lineup of products worthy of praise and admiration, from internal and external clamps to weld testing and beveling equipment, Sawyer is constantly seeking new and innovative product designs along with updates to current products. This innovation and improvement is done, in part, through quality communication and collaboration with customers […]

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Pipeline Pigging Robot

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The crawler pig enters a pipeline at Pump Station 9 near Delta Junction for an inspection in May, 2015. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. [photo credit: Alaska Dispatch News, adn.com] Pipeline Pigging Just a few weeks ago, we discussed the wonders of pipeline pigs and smart pigs and how they help prevent accidents in conjunction with quality […]

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Transporting Water via Pipeline

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Could piping in water be the solution to California’s drought? Credit: The remains of Cachuma Lake, the main water source for 200,000 people in southern Santa Barbara County, motherjones.com  When it rains, it pours In the midst of an epic drought and with an estimated one year’s worth of water remaining in its reservoirs, California just enacted […]

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Int’l Trade in Okla.

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Sawyer Vice President Dave Hembree was invited by the Nigh’s to accompany them to the ceremony where George Nigh received the Global Vision Award.   Exporter of the Year Sawyer’s recent distinction as the 2015 National Exporter of the Year is the first time this honor has been bestowed upon an Oklahoma company. Sawyer is […]

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Big Honor for Small Business

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    2015 Exporter of the Year In case you missed it, Sawyer Mfg. was fortunate enough to be featured in the Tulsa World this past week after winning the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Exporter of the Year award, which company representatives will be receiving in Washington D.C this Friday. The article is certainly worth […]

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Rosie the Riveter: Enduring Emblem

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  The iconic “We Can Do It” poster became the most recognizable image of Rosie because the original was copyrighted by Norman Rockwell.   Mary Keefe, the subject of Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter” painting, died this past week at the age of 92. The iconic portrait appeared on the cover of the Memorial Day […]

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Welding: A brief history

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  In a field where technology plays a large role, such as welding, one might be surprised to learn just how far back the history goes. Did you know that there have actually been welding processes used for at least 5000 years?   3000-2000 BCE   Some of the earliest instances of what can be […]

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