Company

Sawyer Manufacturing Company

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An industry leader in the design and manufacture of pipeline and welding equipment since 1948. Sawyer equipment has become a standard in the industry and continues to set the benchmark for quality and durability.

Sawyer Manufacturing Company

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We manufacture our equipment in the USA

Sawyer Manufacturing equipment is reliable and easy to operate, found in a variety of industries from waste water and sewer line maintenance to agriculture, oil and gas pipeline construction. We manufacture our equipment in our facility in Tulsa, OK and continue to design, engineer and innovate the quality of our pipe and welding equipment.

We pride ourselves on service

We strive to exceed customer satisfaction, and we offer quick turnarounds on sales and repairs due in part to our staff whose extensive understanding of industry knowledge on pipeline and welding applications keeping our customers happy.

In addition, Sawyer Manufacturing offers conventional and custom machining, turning, boring and planning for custom equipment and parts. We design and manufacture small and large diameter hydraulic cylinders for heavy equipment and pipeline construction equipment. Sawyer Manufacturing also custom engineers and manufactures dies and bending sets for all makes and models.

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Sawyer Manufacturing products are sold exclusively through distributors in the U.S. and abroad. Please call or email us for the name of your nearest Sawyer Mfg. distributor. Also contact us for marketing material, catalogs and additional product information.

Sawyer Manufacturing builds a complete line of pipeline and welding equipment including:

  • Pipe beveling and cutting machines and accessories
  • Bending dies, sets and liners
  • Grasshopper for welding ground
  • Hydraulic cylinders for small and large diameter applications
  • Internal and external pipe alignment and clamps
  • Pipe hooks for pipe lifting
  • Bend and tensile testing machines for pipeline and welding inspection and training
  • Side boom mounted bending shoes
  • Manual pipe wrapping machines
  • Coupon cutter
  • Other auxiliary equipment

Our products can also be viewed and purchased at

www.pipelinedepot.com

Industry and Tradeshows

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Sawyer Manufacturing Company Is a member of AIWD, GAWDA, the Tulsa Regional Chamber and the Pipe Liners Club of Tulsa.

If you are attending any of these industry tradeshows and would like to meet with a Sawyer Manufacturing representative please contact us:

Domestic Tradeshows:

TULSA PIPELINE EXPO | August Tulsa, OK

This show has an emphasis on the oil and gas industries, as well as water energy, wind energy and clean energy and how these resources factor into the success of the Oklahoma business community.

GAWDA ANNUAL CONVENTION | September

Gases and Welding Distributors Association’s Annual Convention provides an opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of the constantly-changing industry.

PERMIAN BASIN INTERNATIONAL OIL SHOW | October

For the past 70 years, the oil and gas industry has attended this trade show to stay on top of the latest product developments, services and technologies.

Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition | October Lafayette, LA

One of the largest oil and gas industry expositions in the U.S., LAGCOE is held biannually in the heart of America’s energy corridor: Lafayette, Louisiana.

FABTECH EXPO | November

North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. This event rotates between Atlanta, Chicago and Las Vegas.

AIWD ANNUAL CONVENTION | November

The Association of Independent Welding Distributor’s annual convention integrates the growth of member business with focused vendor relationships.

International Tradeshows:

OTC | February

Find the latest offshore tools and technologies at this exhibition. Attendees have free time to explore the exhibit floor during special events and between the technical sessions.

E-WORLD ENERGY & WATER | Essen, Germany

The premier European fair in the energy and water industries held in Essen, Germany attracts visitors from over 70 countries.

ADIPEC | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference is a world class exhibition with 1362 exhibitors from 50 countries with 16 international pavilions.

STEEL FAB | Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

The Middle East trade show for the metal working, metal manufacturing and steel fabrication industry.

OSEA | Singapore

OSEA is the biennial tradeshow serving the offshore oil and gas market and its supporting industries.

OGA | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Engineering Exhibition hosts exhibitors from the oil and gas industry worldwide.

FABTECH MEXICO | Mexico

The largest manufacturing show in Latin America showcasing technologies from welding and cutting products, metal finishing, safety equipment, metal forming products and fabrication products.

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Our Company

Sawyer Manufacturing Company has approximately 40 employees all of whom share a dedication to quality and personalized service. This dedication has built a solid reputation and continues to drive growth. We are fortunate to have outstanding employees, whose average tenure is 20 years.

Employees

Sawyer employs an exceptional work force of office staff, machinists and welders. We embrace opportunities to support our staff and encourage personal growth while making an impact in an environment where people, quality and heritage are valued.

Sawyer is committed to building education partnerships. We offer internship opportunities; providing interns with a structured programs with real work goals and objectives. We also provide scholarship opportunities and support welding programs.

Join our team

We are always looking for exceptional people.

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History

Humble Beginnings

1943
Red Sawyer is employed by Manning, Maxwell and Moore and transferred from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1947
Red Sawyer begins exploring several business opportunities around Tulsa, including refinery work. He leases a building on King Street to refine and refurbish valves and fittings.
1948
200A Compact Beveling machine and Large Manual Internal Lineup Clamps Whitey Crose, Crose Manufacturing, approaches Red Sawyer about fulfilling the equipment needs of pipeliners. Red Sawyer and engineer AB Jensen form a partnership, Sawyer-Jensen Company, with their first location at the intersection of First and Lewis in Tulsa. To meet the basic pipeline requirements of aligning pipe and cutting and beveling, Sawyer-Jensen begins manufacturing the 200A Compact Beveling machine and the Large Manual Internal Lineup Clamps for Crose International.
1948
Sawyer Manufacturing Company builds its first facility, located at 1021 N. Columbia Place
1948
George Bright, Shop Manager, joins the Sawyer team to supervise manufacturing of the newly developed products.
1950
The Coupon Cutter is developed and manufactured to cut a consistent, quick sample for testing welds. On the pipeline, welders require an AC power source for the jobsite. Sawyer Manufacturing Company introduces Power Buggies, an AC generator. Slag Busters to clean welds between passes are also developed and released.
1955
Sawyer Manufacturing Company continues to manufacture equipment as Crose Manufacturing merges to form MJ Crose International.
1955
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the Pipe Grinder, which creates the land after the bevel.
1956
Thomas G. Sawyer, son of Red Sawyer, at age 14, begins working on the pipeline as a laborer. This time spent working on the pipeline would later prove beneficial when designing equipment for the pipeline.
1957
Pipelines were demanding a sturdier, quicker and more precise clamp on the job. Sawyer Manufacturing Company responded with the first generation of the External Ratchet Clamp.
1958
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the Tractor Bending Shoe as an alternative for small diameter pipe to be bent effectively.

Sawyer Hits Its Stride

1960-1970
As the demand for oil grows, so does the pipeline size and infrastructure along with environmental regulations. Sawyer Manufacturing Company diversifies alongside the increasing demand, developing more than 25 equipment solutions for the expanding industry.
1960
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures Pipeline Plugging Pigs and begins pig testing.
1960
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the Aluminum Line-Up Clamp as a small diameter clamp for pipe 6” and smaller. This clamp is popular for farmers and ranchers as well as pipeline welders.
1964
As the diameter of pipeline pipe increases, a larger band is required. Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the SMC Band and Crawler to accommodate pipe up to 60” and larger.
1965
For the toughest pipe reclamation requirements, Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the Dent Remover.
1967-68
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the Quick Set beveling machine, a lighter machine than the Compact to bevel smaller pipe. The Quick Set models 0, 1 and 2 bevel pipe 14” and smaller.
1967
Sawyer Manufacturing Company welcomes Elizabeth Logan, Office Manager, to the team.
1967
Thomas G. Sawyer began working full-time at Sawyer Manufacturing Company handling service and equipment design.
1967-1975
International Pipeline Equipment, IPECO, a subsidiary of Sawyer Manufacturing Company is established and begins manufacturing pipeline plugs that are able to pig the line at any time, eliminating the need to drain the pipe.
1968
Pipeline begins coating pipe with the modern coating instead of tar. Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and introduces the current design of the Pipe Hook manufactured with aluminum inserts that provide added protection of the pipe.
1969
Sawyer Manufacturing Company continues to diversify and designs a revolutionary approach to the manner in which cylinders are used on pipe bending machines. As a natural progression to building cylinders and bending machine components, Sawyer Manufacturing Company also begins manufacturing bending machines for Mid-Continent Pipeline Equipment Co (MidCon).
1969
Sawyer Manufacturing Company expands its distribution and begins to manufacture and sell equipment under the Sawyer brand.
1969
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the internal workings for side booms. Draw Works, a Double Spool Winch, is manufactured for MJ Crose Manufacturing to be used on an Alice Chalmers Pipe Layer.
1969
With the growing popularity of the Quick Set Beveling Machine, Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the #3 model to accommodate pipe 14” to 20”

Innovation Continues

1970
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the Friction Drive Beveler.
1971
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures improved Pipe Hooks.
1971
As a solution for testing welds in the field, Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the portable 20-Ton Strap Bender, Tensile Tester.
1972
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the Roller Cradle, a safe way to lower pipe into the ditch, for MidCon.
1973
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures a Ditch Pump to quickly remove water from a flooded ditch for CRC.
1974
Sawyer Manufacturing Company expands to its second facility, located at 1031 N. Columbia Place.
1974-77
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is built to combat the sharp rise in oil prices after the 1973 oil crisis. During this time, Sawyer Manufacturing Company continues to produce innovative pipeline equipment and expand their product line.
1975
Big pipeline projects are developing worldwide, especially in the Middle East. Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the External Segmented Hydraulic Clamp, solving the need for a large diameter clamp for pipe 72” and larger.
1975
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the second generation of the External Ratchet Clamp; designed for out-of-round pipe.
1975
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures polyurethane Lined Tractor Bending Shoes for added protection of pipe while bending.
1976
George Bright, Shop Manager, retires after 27 years with Sawyer Manufacturing Company.
1978
Sawyer Manufacturing Company reaches beyond the pipeline and develops and manufactures Backup Clamps for a Bell Telephone Company.
1979
The popularity of the portable tensile tester encourages Sawyer Manufacturing Company to develop and manufacture a larger model, the 30-Ton Tensile Tester.
1979
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures an 18” Tape Stand, a tape applicator for pipe coating protection, for CRC.
1979
Red Sawyer retires after 31 years; his son, Thomas G. Sawyer, succeeds as President.

Tepid Times

1980
Due to the effects of inflation and increased energy costs during the 1980's, Sawyer Manufacturing Company refocused on navigating the difficulties of a nationwide recession with a positive outlook on the future economic climate for better sales and more customer outreach.
1980
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures a Pipe Cutoff Machine for famous American oil well firefighter, Red Adaire.
1981
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the Accuwrap I, the portable answer to the larger tape stands already in production.
1981
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the Pipe Expander to combat pipe egging.
1982
Richard Mason, Shop Manager, joins the Sawyer team to supervise the manufacturing of Sawyer equipment.
1982
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures an Air/Hydraulic Clamp.
1994
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures an improved design of the Coupon Cutter.
1998
Sawyer Manufacturing Company celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Today

2000
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures the 25 & 50-Ton Tensile Testers in production today
2007
Sawyer Manufacturing Company welcomes Dave Hembree, Vice President.
2008
Sawyer Manufacturing Company redesigns motorization kits for beveling machines.
2009
Elizabeth Logan, Office Manager, retires after 45 years of service
2010
With safety in mind, Sawyer Manufacturing Company redesigns the pipe hooks to add handles for safe use.
2010
Scott Persson, grandson of Red Sawyer, starts working at Sawyer Manufacturing Company.
2012
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures an innovative Internal Band for our Band Beveling Machines, to bevel inside the pipe.
2013
Sawyer Manufacturing Company, in partnership with Charles Hicks, a West Virginia rig welder, develops and manufactures the Grasshopper to solve arc burn, a common welding deformity that costs time and money on the pipeline.
2013
Sawyer Manufacturing Company moves to a new 54,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and office facility
2013
Sawyer Manufacturing Company invests in global manufacturing and acquires PSW Consultants Engineering LTD, adding products and providing global support.
2014
Richard Mason, Shop Manager, retires after 32 years with Sawyer Manufacturing Company
2014
Sawyer Manufacturing Company develops and manufactures two sizes of the Spacing Wedge.