Brawler Industries announced in a July 29 press release that it is investing more than $10 million to expand its Houston manufacturing facility.
The release described Houston-based Brawler as “a long-time industry leader in the development and manufacture of specialty-engineered liners for containment and fluid management applications.”
The release noted that the expansion will “enhance Brawler’s production capabilities and increase its capacity to formulate proprietary developed scrim reinforced and linear low- and high-density liners that meet or exceed GRI-GM13 and GRI-GM17 standards.”
When completed, the facility will include new multi-layer blown-film geomembrane and high-speed laminating lines to complement its existing polyethylene extrusion capacity. The expansion will be completed in stages and fully operational by late 2015, according to the press release.
The release said that Brawler has been producing customized quick-turn flexible reserve pit and frac liners used for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing for nearly 30 years, and that the new facility will allow Brawler to target flexible liner applications in many other industries.
“Brawler has decades of experience providing value-engineered liners on short lead times to the oil and gas industry,” said Kent Metzger, Brawler’s vice president of sales. “We want to build on our long-standing position in energy by providing superior quality, service, and choices to the customers in the agricultural, environmental, and constructions markets.”
Brawler Industries is a “portfolio company” with the private equity firm, Tailwind Capital. In addition to its Houston location, Brawler also has manufacturing facilities in Midland and Pleasanton, Texas, and in Miles City, Mont.
In other Brawler news, CEO Rick Gasser has announced he will be transitioning to a new role on Brawler’s Board of Directors. The company has appointed John Keating, former president of In-Line Plastics, to replace Gasser as CEO.