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MATCOR Celebrates 40 Years Protecting the World’s Infrastructure from Corrosion

Chalfont, PA (Jan 16) – MATCOR, Inc. the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems, and corrosion engineering solutions is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout 2015.

matcor-40th logoIn 1975, William R. Schutt founded MATCOR, setting out to develop a high quality, reliable source for cathodic protection products and equipment. That same year, the company designed and provided the first commercial cathodic protection system for reinforced concrete bridge decks. Today, Mr. Schutt serves as MATCOR’s Chairman.

MATCOR has built a broad portfolio of proprietary products. The company received its first patent in 1984 for its deep anode cathodic protection system, the predecessor to today’s Durammo™ Deep Anode System. Other patented products include Kynex® waterproof anode to cable connection technology, the SPL™-INT-Anode for internal pipeline cathodic protection, the ORB™ Marine Anode and a precast anode plate system for use in steel-in-concrete applications.

In 1987, MATCOR experts served as part of the White House delegation to the Soviet Union under Ronald Reagan, invited for their expertise in concrete and construction infrastructure. The company has also received numerous safety, technical and industry awards in its 40-year history.

The company has grown from manufacturing and supplying cathodic protection products to offering a full array of turnkey cathodic protection and AC mitigation services and products.

William Schutt Web-1MATCOR is located in a state-of-the-art ISO 9001:2008 certified facility in Chalfont, PA. With a service office in Texas since 2006, an office opened January 2015 in India and a growing list of international distributors, MATCOR has established global reach in the corrosion industry. In 2014, the company delivered products and services to over 25 countries.

MATCOR Chairman William Schutt said, “MATCOR’s 40th anniversary is a tremendous milestone for the company. We’ve succeeded not only in our vision to become a reliable source of cathodic protection products; MATCOR has become a trusted global leader for both products and engineering services throughout the corrosion industry.”

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Oil and Gas Sales and Marketing Expert Mandy Beavers Joins MATCOR’s Rocky Mountain Region

MATCOR welcomes new account manager in the Rocky Mountain Region 

Chalfont, PA – Dec. 17, 2014, MATCOR, Inc. the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems, and corrosion engineering solutions announces Mandy Beavers has joined MATCOR as the Account Manager in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Beavers brings 25 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution sector of the oil and gas industry to her new role. As Account Manager, she will develop new business relationships and represent MATCOR’s products and services in the Rocky Mountain region. She can be reached at mbeavers@matcor.com or 303-330-3002.

Douglas Fastuca, President of MATCOR, Inc. says, “Mandy has a great deal of experience selling technical solutions to our targeted customer base, particularly in the oil and gas industry. She has demonstrated her ability to build relationships that will benefit our clients in many ways. We’re very fortunate to have such a talented individual join the MATCOR team.”

Beavers served a 2-year term on the Board of the Rocky Mountain Gas Processors Association in Denver, CO and holds memberships in the Colorado Oil And Gas Association and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Beavers attended Texas A&M University where she graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and a Management Minor with an emphasis in Business.

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MATCOR to Present Two Technical Papers at Mumbai, India Corrosion Conference

Chalfont, PA – November 4, 2014, MATCOR, Inc., the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems and corrosion engineering solutions, will present two technical papers at CORCON, NACE International Gateway India Section’s premier conference, taking place at the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India November 12 – 15, 2014.

Continuous MMO Wire Deep Well Anode System

Shailesh Javia
November 13, 9:00 – 11:00
Hall A, Cathodic Protection 1, Paper CP11

This presentation examines a self-contained deep well anode system for cathodic protection of cross country pipelines, city gas pipelines, plant piping and well casings, ideal in congested areas where land is a constraint. The system utilizes a titanium wire with a mixed metal oxide thermally applied coating as the active anode element. The continuous anode element is factory assembled with continuous integral vent pipe and lowering rope to simplify installation.

Learn about MATCOR’s deep anode solution.

Pipeline Integrity Management – International Overview

Ted Huck & Shailesh Javia
November 14, 2014, 14:00 – 15:30

Hall D, Structural Integrity and Reliability Assessment, Paper SI11
This presentation will provide an overview of Pipeline Integrity Management programs utilized in the United States and around the world highlighting some of the key aspects of a successful program including; initial pre-assessment efforts, collecting and managing indirect survey data, the importance of direct examinations, risk assessment and reporting practices.

Learn about MATCOR’s Pipeline Integrity Management Services.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Mr. Ted Huck, Vice President International and Practice Lead for MATCOR is an electrical engineer and a recognized expert in cathodic protection, authoring over a dozen articles in a wide range of publications and speaking at corrosion conferences worldwide.

Mr. Shailesh Javia is an electronics engineer and NACE certified Cathodic Protection Technologist with 22 years of experience focused on corrosion engineering and cathodic protection. His diverse portfolio includes the design of cathodic protection systems and managing turnkey projects for cross country pipelines, plants, tank bottoms, tank and vessel internal cathodic protection, city gas pipelines, post commissioning surveys and handling complex interference problems on cross country pipelines.

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MATCOR Corrosion Experts Launch New App for Tank Cathodic Protection System Design

Design a Detailed Tank Ring Anode System for an Above Ground Storage Tank in Seconds with MATCOR’s Web Application.

Chalfont, PA – August 28, 2014, MATCOR, Inc., the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems and corrosion engineering solutions, launched a valuable, timesaving web application that enables corrosion professionals to design a cathodic protection system for their above ground storage tanks (ASTs) in seconds.
Isaac Renfro, NACE Workforce Development Program graduate and MATCOR Technician
“This web-based app makes it easy for our customers to design tank cathodic protection systems and enables rapid turnaround for a quote,” says Douglas Fastuca, President of MATCOR. “An ease-of-use and quick response philosophy is consistent with MATCOR’s Tank Ring Anode System, which is very easy and safe to install within a few hours. With this productivity tool MATCOR continues its tradition of innovation and enabling creative cathodic protection solutions.”

The MATCOR Tank Ring Anode System App is available at matcor.com/tankring. The user enters specifications for their above ground storage tank and installation environment, and the app delivers detailed tank ring anode cathodic protection system design specifications. MATCOR will then quickly quote and manufacture an accurate, reliable impressed current cathodic protection system, which utilizes patented Kynex® waterproof connection technology.
The factory-assembled MATCOR Tank Ring Anode System is fast and easy to install with no field anode assembly required. A small crew can install most systems in under two hours with no welding, hot permit, splicing of anode sections or special backfill required. MATCOR offers Tank Ring Anode Systems for new and retrofit tanks.


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MATCOR Promotes Patriotism, Sponsors Community Fourth of July Tradition

Chalfont, PA – June 25, 2014, MATCOR, Inc., the trusted fullservice provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems and corrosion engineering solutions, will celebrate America and the local community by sponsoring Fonthill Castle’s Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Festival taking place in Doylestown, PA.

“MATCOR has been sponsoring the Old Fashioned Fourth of July at Fonthill for many years. It is a wonderful return to the simple times with good, basic games and events for children and adults. A bicycle parade, watermelon eating contests and lawn games including horseshoes, stilt walking and more,” said William R. Schutt, MATCOR Chairman. “Henry Mercer would feel at home and it was his home. This has been a Doylestown favorite event and MATCOR is proud to be a sponsor as part of the company’s giving back to the community.”

The main event, the Children’s Decorated Bike Parade kicks off at 12:30 p.m., followed by wheelbarrow races, sack races, bucket brigade relays, tug-o-war, town ball (19th century baseball), and the cakewalk (a game more commonly known as “musical chairs”). In addition to obstacle courses and centuries-old games, activities will also include face painting and various crafts.

Guests will have the opportunity to explore the six-story Fonthill Castle and its many treasures- thousands of handmade objects essential to everyday American life prior to the Industrial Revolution. The collection includes a Conestoga wagon, stage coach, whale boat, horse-drawn vehicles and various hand tools.
Patriotic music will be provided by Barbershop quartets from the Bucks County Country Gentlemen, the Galena Brass, the Sellersville Merry Makers, and Marti Rogers, an autoharp prodigy. Summer snacks and treats will be available through select vendors. Attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets and blankets to enjoy Independence Day in true American style.

The celebration runs from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle. Gate admission is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for members, $1.00 for children ages 5 – 17, and is free for children four and younger. For more information, call 215-348-9461, email fhinfo@fonthillmuseum.org or visit www.MercerMuseum.org.

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MATCOR Joins Fight Against Bullying, Sponsors NOVA’s No Bullying Run

Chalfont, PA – June 3, 2014, MATCOR, Inc., the trusted fullservice provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems and corrosion engineering solutions, recently joined the fight against bullying by becoming a Silver Sponsor of the Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) Second Annual No Bullying Run, scheduled for June 14, 2014 at Doylestown’s Central Park.

Every day, an average of 160,000 American children miss school out of a fear of bullying,according to statistics from the National Education Association.

“We have learned through NOVA’s efforts that bullying among school age children has become a national epidemic. MATCOR believes in supporting the important work of local organizations like NOVA, and we are pleased to sponsor the No Bullying Run,” said Douglas Fastuca, President of MATCOR, Inc.

In addition to supporting NOVA financially, MATCOR encourages employees to get involved with local charities. Heather Davis, MATCOR human resources specialist, serves on NOVA’s Young Advisory Board and helped with planning and fundraising for this year’s No Bullying Run.

The No Bullying Run aims to raise community awareness on the dangers and prevalence of bullying. Proceeds will go towards NOVA’s Prevention Education initiatives to implement bullying prevention and intervention programs in several local schools. The No Bullying Run includes a 5 mile run, 1 mile fun run and various activities geared toward promoting healthy self-esteem and respect. The event will also features live entertainment raffles, silent auction, and other family- and child-friendly activities. Proceeds will benefit NOVA’s Prevention Education initiatives, which deliver schoolage programs on bullying prevention and intervention in local schools. Registration is open through June 9, 2014. To register, please visit NOVA’s No Bullying Run event profile on active.com. The cost is $25/person or $20/person in a team of 5 or more for the 5-mile race, which begins at 8:30 a.m. The 1-mile fun run kicks off at 8:00 a.m., and costs $10/person. An awards ceremony and raffle drawings will take place following the conclusion of both races. Participants in the 5 mile run will receive a free tshirt.
For more information, please contact NOVA via email or by calling 215.343.4563.

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MATCOR to Present at the First European Corrosion Conference

Chalfont, PA – April 28, 2014, MATCOR, Inc., the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems and corrosion engineering solutions, announces that Ted Huck, Vice President, will present Impressed Current Linear Anode Applications in Congested Plant Environments at the first NACE European Corrosion Conference & Expo, taking place May 14-16 at Monastery of San Lorenzo Del Escorial – a UNESCO World Heritage Site outside of Madrid, Spain.

Ted Huck, Vice President, MATCOR, Inc.Mr. Huck’s presentation will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 10:00 am – 10:30 am in Room A. Visitors can view the full conference agenda here.

Cathodic protection in congested underground environments such as those commonly found in plant environments can present challenges for cathodic protection designers and engineers. This is especially problematic when trying to design around plant earthing systems, which can render a cathodic protection system ineffective when electrically tied in to the structures that are intended to be protected. Cathodic protection system designs based on isolating piping and other structures from the plant earthing systems require constant testing over the entire life of the cathodic protection system – often not a practical strategy. One very effective strategy is the use of linear anodes placed in parallel to the piping systems during construction. These closely coupled low output systems can effectively provide cathodic protection even in the presence of significant plant earthing systems.

Mr. Huck’s presentation provides details on the proper application of linear anodes for these applications.

“We are very pleased to participate as a presenter at the inaugural NACE International European Corrosion Conference,” said Douglas Fastuca, president of MATCOR. “We have a solid track record of performance in Europe and view the European market as strategically important for MATCOR’s growth plans in cathodic protection and corrosion engineering.”
MATCOR Iron Gopher® HDD Cathodic ProtectionMATCOR’s most recent innovation is the patented Iron Gopher®, the industry’s first linear anode product developed specifically for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation.  For further technical and product information about Iron Gopher or any of MATCOR’s innovative cathodic protection products, or to contact your MATCOR Account Manager, visit www.matcor.com or call (US. & Canada) 1 800-215-4362 (Worldwide) +1-215-348-2974.

ABOUT MATCOR

MATCOR is a full-service, ISO 9001:2008 certified provider of customized cathodic protection systems to the oil & gas, power, water and other infrastructures industries. Cathodic Protection is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface through the application of electric current. MATCOR has an array of proprietary cathodic protection products and systems combined with high-quality corrosion engineering, installation and maintenance services.

In business for 40 years, MATCOR is considered the technology leader in the cathodic protection and corrosion engineering fields. MATCOR is headquartered in Chalfont, PA, has a service office in Houston, TX and recently established a presence in Ahmedabad, India. The company provides turnkey services throughout the United States and has a growing list of international distributors. MATCOR has been named to the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

MATCOR Supports NACE Foundation Workforce Development Program on Worldwide Corrosion Awareness Day

Chalfont, PA – April 24, 2014, MATCOR, Inc., the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems and corrosion engineering solutions, recently hired Isaac Renfro, a graduate of the NACE Foundation Workforce Development Program. The company also supports the program year-round through staff involvement and financial support.

Isaac Renfro, NACE Workforce Development Program graduate and MATCOR Technician
Isaac, who served previously in the US Coast Guard, completed the NACE Workforce Development Program in late 2013 and joined MATCOR in March 2014 as a technician working out of the company’s gulf coast office in Houston, Texas. In this position Isaac performs installation and testing of MATCOR’s proprietary cathodic protection products and systems. The NACE program prepared Isaac for the position with MATCOR by providing NACE Basic Corrosion and NACE Cathodic Protection Level 1 certifications
The NACE Foundation Workforce Development Program addresses the growing workforce needs in the corrosion field. In the first phase of this program, NACE provides job training, including scholarships for corrosion courses and placement assistance to military veterans. Each candidate is also matched with a mentor from the industry who provides advice on networking, training and career opportunities within the corrosion industry and assists in securing an internship or permanent position

In addition to hiring a recent program graduate, MATCOR supports the NACE Foundation on an ongoing basis by encouraging staff volunteerism. Jeff Didas, Practice Lead-Pipelines for MATCOR, serves on the NACE Foundation Board of Directors and as a mentor. Nickalaus Judd, Director – Field Operations for MATCOR, also serves as a mentor. And, in in honor of World Corrosion Awareness Day on April 24, MATCOR recently made a donation to financially support the ongoing efforts of the Workforce Development Program.

“I met recently with a new mentee from the NACE program, and I encouraged him to seriously consider the corrosion industry, where the ability to grow is only hindered by one’s desire to do so,” said Judd. “I look forward to connecting with him regularly so he can see what MATCOR does firsthand and grow into our industry.”
The World Corrosion Organization designated April 24 “Worldwide Corrosion Awareness Day” in 2010 to promote education and best practices in corrosion control for the socio-economic benefit of society, preservation of resources, and protection of the environment.

“Workforce development is one of the greatest challenges facing the corrosion industry, and the NACE program is taking important steps to ensure that candidates are aware of opportunities and qualified for available positions,” said Douglas Fastuca, President of MATCOR. “We are very pleased to support this important work of the NACE Foundation and the high-quality pool of military veterans. We are honored to highlight these efforts as part of Worldwide Corrosion Awareness Day this week.”

ABOUT MATCOR

MATCOR is a full-service, ISO 9001:2008 certified provider of customized cathodic protection systems to the oil & gas, power, water and other infrastructures industries. Cathodic Protection is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface through the application of electric current. MATCOR has an array of proprietary cathodic protection products and systems combined with high-quality corrosion engineering, installation and maintenance services.

In business for 40 years, MATCOR is considered the technology leader in the cathodic protection and corrosion engineering fields. MATCOR is headquartered in Chalfont, PA, has a service office in Houston, TX and recently established a presence in Ahmedabad, India. The company provides turnkey services throughout the United States and has a growing list of international distributors. MATCOR has been named to the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

MATCOR to Present at The Bakken | Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo

Chalfont, PA – February 7, 2014, MATCOR, Inc., the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems and corrosion engineering solutions, announces that Ted Huck, Vice President, will present Cathodic Protection and Corrosion Control for the Bakken Oil Infrastructure Build Out at The Bakken | Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo, taking place February 10-12 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Ted Huck, Vice President, MATCOR, Inc.Mr. Huck’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Track 3: Logistics & Downstream Infrastructure, from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm in Ballroom 1 at the Alerus Center. Visitors can view the full conference agenda here.

The rapidly expanding footprint of oil and gas infrastructure across the Bakken region is having a lasting impact on the economy and the landscape of the region.  Properly protecting these investments from the ravages of corrosion is essential to maximize the economic usefulness of these assets and to avoid devastating environmental damage that can result from corrosion of pipelines, storage tanks, and well casings.  Cathodic Protection is one of the surest and most cost effective means to halt corrosion activity and sustain the life of operating assets.

Mr. Huck’s presentation will discuss how cathodic protection works, the applications where cathodic protection is typically used, the common types of cathodic protection systems for these applications, and briefly discuss the regulations, testing and maintenance issues around cathodic protection.

“The Bakken region has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, and we expect this growth to continue,” said Douglas Fastuca, president of MATCOR. “The need for Bakken exploration & production, midstream and terminal operators to properly protect their assets from corrosion will become increasingly important. MATCOR is in unique position to support these companies with a full set of corrosion and cathodic protection solutions.”

MATCOR Iron Gopher® HDD Cathodic ProtectionMATCOR’s most recent innovation is the patented Iron Gopher®, the industry’s first linear anode product developed specifically for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation.  For further technical and product information about Iron Gopher or any of MATCOR’s innovative cathodic protection products, or to contact your MATCOR Account Manager, visit www.matcor.com or call (US. & Canada) 1 800-215-4362 (Worldwide) +1-215-348-2974.

ABOUT MATCOR

MATCOR is a full-service, ISO 9001:2008 certified provider of customized cathodic protection systems to the oil & gas, power, water and other infrastructures industries. Cathodic Protection is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface through the application of electric current. MATCOR has an array of proprietary cathodic protection products and systems combined with high-quality corrosion engineering, installation and maintenance services.

In business for 40 years, MATCOR is considered the technology leader in the cathodic protection and corrosion engineering fields. MATCOR is headquartered in Chalfont, PA, has a service office in Houston, TX and recently established a presence in Ahmedabad, India. The company provides turnkey services throughout the United States and has a growing list of international distributors. MATCOR has been named to the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

MATCOR to Participate in Middle East Corrosion Conference and Exhibition

Chalfont, PA – February 2, 2014, MATCOR, Inc. the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems and corrosion engineering solutions, announces the company’s participation in the 15th Annual Middle East Corrosion Conference and Exhibition in Bahrain from February 2th through 5th.

“MATCOR has a long history of providing proprietary anode solutions to clients around the world including North Africa, the Middle East and Asia,” said Douglas Fastuca, president of MATCOR. “We are pleased to be sending a representative to participate in this region’s largest corrosion conference.”

MATCOR is a respected innovator in the development of impressed current cathodic protection anode systems and has received numerous patents for its custom anode solutions that protect buried gas and water pipelines, above ground storage tanks, near shore marine structures including piers, docks and sheet pile walls, and reinforcing steel in concrete structures.  Featured as one of Forbes’ Magazine’s fastest growing small companies, MATCOR continues to expand its presence in markets globally while maintaining its leadership position as an industry innovator.

MATCOR Iron Gopher® HDD Cathodic ProtectionMATCOR’s most recent innovation is the patented Iron Gopher®, the industry’s first linear anode product developed specifically for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation.  For further technical and product information about Iron Gopher or any of MATCOR’s innovative cathodic protection products, or to contact your MATCOR Account Manager, visit www.matcor.com or call (US. & Canada) 1 800-215-4362 (Worldwide) +1-215-348-2974.

ABOUT MATCOR

MATCOR is a full-service, ISO 9001:2008 certified provider of customized cathodic protection systems to the oil & gas, power, water and other infrastructures industries. Cathodic Protection is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface through the application of electric current. MATCOR has an array of proprietary cathodic protection products and systems combined with high-quality corrosion engineering, installation and maintenance services.

In business for 40 years, MATCOR is considered the technology leader in the cathodic protection and corrosion engineering fields. MATCOR is headquartered in Chalfont, PA, has a service office in Houston, TX and recently established a presence in Ahmedabad, India. The company provides turnkey services throughout the United States and has a growing list of international distributors. MATCOR has been named to the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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