MRC Global Inc. opens distribution center in Shafter

Central California

THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Published June 9, 2017

The U.S. subsidiary of MRC Global Inc. has opened a new regional distribution center in Shafter that will hold about $15 million in inventory to support the company’s operations on the West Coast and Alaska, officials announced Friday.

The new facility at 4000 Fanucchi Way includes about 80,000 square feet of warehouse space, including a 5,000-square-foot valve and engineering center, a 15-acre pipe yard that has a state-of-the-art pipe cutting facility, and a two-story, 11,000-square-foot office building, MRC Global said in the release.

 The center will employ about 36 people and support 19 MRC Global branches.

“This new RDC is a demonstration of our commitment to our customers in this region,” MRC Global President & CEO Andrew R. Lane said in the release. “As the energy industry enters into a recovery, we are well positioned to support our customers.”

 Headquartered in Houston, MRC Global Inc. is the largest worldwide distributor, in terms of sales, of pipe, valves and fittings and related products and services to the energy industry, the company said in the release.