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May 2012 - PM achieves re-certification of ISO 9001:2008 system

Seeking an internationally recognized ISO registrar, PM's quality management system was recently re-certified by TUV SUD America. To download a copy of the certificate, please go <here>.

February 2012 - PM Sponsors Norwegian race car driver.

PM was proud to sponsor Anders Krohn at Rolex 24 in Daytona. To read about the exciting race and PM's support of Anders, read the press release <here>

PM sponsors Anders Krohn in Daytona Rolex 24

May 2011 - PM Florida moves into new building

The folks in PM's Lakeland, Florida office moved into their brand new location May 2nd 2011. This 9000 square feet building allows for the company's growth and endeavors to provide customers with ever-improving services. The building has 3 conference rooms all with video conferencing capabilities, energy saving and "smart building" systems, and open office layouts to facilitate optimal communications between employees.

And as a fun recognition of Petter Madsen's Norwegian heritage, the commercial area the new building is located in was named the "Viking Office Park"!

PS - All of PM Florida's contact information remains the same except the street address which is now 601 Mid-Florida Drive so make sure to update your contact information. Full contact info is here...

PM International Suppliers New Building

Copyright: Rogalands AvisMarch 2011 - Founder's story in Norwegian newspaper; Rogalands Avis

The leading newspaper for the west coast of Norway, Rogalands Avis, recently featured a story about Petter Madsen.

The article spoke about Petter's career in the oil industry in Norway, his emigration to the USA and the establishment of PM International Suppliers.

The story also included details about Petter's commitment to sports including training as a ice hockey referee and his current sponsorship of Anders Krohn, the Norwegian racing driver who is participating in the Indy Light which is the 2nd highest level of open-wheel racing in America.

Read the story online: Rogalands Avis, reporter Øyvind Ellingsen

Photo: Øyvind Ellingsen, Rogalands Avis. Reprinted with permission


November 2010 - PM breaks ground for new corporate offices

The PM Team recently celebrated the groundbreaking for their new 9000 square feet office building expected to be finished in May of 2011. The new offices will feature three meeting rooms with video conferencing capabilities, energy saving power management systems, and open office structuring. Everyone at PM looks forward to more room in an optimal layout and state-of-the-art technology to better serve their customers worldwide!

PM Groundbreaking

October 2010 - We announce PM Valves

We're pleased to announce our new valve lines and website at pmvalves.com.

Representing Brdr. Christensen, Colson Industries, BSM Valves, Valves of Norway, Za.Ve.Ro, Calobri and Fitech Italia, PM now brings you a wide and comprehensive selection of valve products.

With our diverse range of valve and fitting products for the petrochemical, offshore drilling, engineering and contracting industries, we are confident we can provide solutions to any application.

Please visit www.pmvalves.com today for more information!


May 2010 - PM lunches with ESPN Announcer and Publix Vice Chairman

PM enjoyed a lunch meeting with Lee Corso, the ESPN sports announcer and Publix official, Barney Barnett.

Lee Corso is a sports broadcaster and football analyst for ESPN where he has been featurued on College GameDay since is inception.

Barney Barnett is Vice Chairman of Publix Supermarkets, a Lakeland based supermarket chain with stores all over the Southeast, and one of the largest regional grocery chains in the USA.

From left to right: Jeff Walker (PM), Lee Corso, Eric Richardson and Petter Madsen (PM), Barney Barnett, Trever Saylor (PM) and Tom Cundy; a 50+ years friend of Lee.

It's probably safe to say that if you're interested in American football, the discussion during lunch was fascinating.

April 2010 - PM sponsors "Riding for a Cure"

PM was proud to be a Gold sponsor of the 27 bike team members from Shrader Engineering as they rode in the MS 150 Cyclist Riding for a Cure 2010 event.

The two-day fundraising bike ride from Houston to Austin Texas, was organized by National Muscular Sclerosis Society and is the largest non-profit event of its kind in North America with 13,000 riders, 4,000 volunteers and thousands of supporters. We're happy for the opportunity to help.

Next year, we hope to participate with a biker or two. Guess some workout is required for the 150 mile ride...phew!

March 2010 - PM attended NACE show

PM attended the NACE Corrosion 2010 Conference and Expo.

This year more than 5,900 attendees from 60+ countries joined together in San Antonio, Texas, for the world’s largest corrosion conference and exposition.

CORROSION 2010 was full of informational meetings, symposia, and forums, entertaining networking events, and an exhibit hall that featured over 550 exhibits from companies from around the world.

March 2010 - PM opens office in the United Kingdom

PM is happy to announce the opening of our Manchester UK location. Headed up by Paul Guerin, PM is better positioned to serve customers in the United Kingdom and Europe in general.

January 2010 - PM represents Brødrene Christensen

PM is proud to announce its agency for the Danish valve manufacturer, Brødrene Christensen. Known worldwide for it's robust and reliable metal-seated plugs, Christensen controls all aspects of their production from casting in their own foundry to final testing and certification to all relevant institutions and organizations.



December 2009 - PM attends POWER-GEN
Eric Richardson attended the 2009 POWER-GEN International event in Las Vegas. This annual event features expos and conferences on news and trends in the power sector. As the largest and most trusted power event in the industry, 18,000 professionals from around the world gather to network and share innovations.

April 2009 - We're pleased to announce our new Texas location!
To serve our clients in Texas, we have opened a location in Houston. Besides our regular product offerings, our Houston location specializes in tubing and pipe fittings, compression fittings, clamps, instrumentation tubing & valves, plus tubing tools. Our Houston location will also serve our USA warehousing needs.

Rodney Wilson and Alfonso Orozco in Houston will be supported by occassional visits from Eric Richardson from our Lakeland office. So, look out for the Houston guys in their eye-catching trucks!

March 2009 - PM attends NACE
Petter Madsen, Eric Richardson and April Madsen attended the 2009 NACE Corrosion Conference & Expo held in Atlanta, Georgia in March. They joined 4,500 corrosion industry professionals visiting over 300 booths.

January 2009 - PM receives Award from Doosan
Doosan Hydro Technology awarded PM with the 2008 Supplier of the Year Award for Outstanding Performance in Customer Service, Quality and On-Time Delivery. We are honored to be recognized for all our efforts and thank Doosan sincerely.


October 2008 - PM attends FABTECH/AWS Welding/METALFORM Show
PM attended the 2008 FABTECH/AWS Welding/METALFORM Show in Las Vegas. The show is the largest event in North America dedicated to showcasing a full spectrum of metal forming, fabricating, tube & pipe, and welding equipment and technology. More than 12,000 manufacturing and welding professionals attended the opening day of this first-ever show in Las Vegas, with more than 21,000 for the entire three-day event.

Group photo at the BellagioSeptember 2008 - Annual Company Trip this year to Las Vegas
A big thank-you to our staff for our best year yet!





May 2008 - PM attends OTC.08
PM entire sales staff attended the 2008 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. Along with over 70,000 offshore E&P professionals, the staff at PM learned the latest developments in the industry, forged valuable partnerships and enjoyed meeting customers from all over the world.

April 2008 - PM signs Worldwide Distributor Agreement with ESAB
PM is happy to announce to announce it's Worldwide Distributor Agreement with ESAB; a global leader in production of welding consumables and equipment. The brand is synonymous with world leading expertise in the following key areas; Manual welding and cutting equipment, Welding consumables, Welding automation, Cutting systems.

April 2008 - US' largest 2507 installation well underway
PM continues to provide technical support to CalEnergy's geothermal installation in California. Read more about the installation <here>. Click to enlarge any photo:

March 2008 - PM attends "Corrosion 2008" in New Orleans, Louisiana
Petter Madsen, April Madsen, Jeff Walker, Eric Richardson, Trever Saylor and April Black from PM' US office attended NACE's Corrosion 2008 event in New Orleans. They were joined there by Finn Bryne from PM Norway. Over 5,700 people attended the event this year; one of the highest attendances to date.

September 2007 - PM celebrates milestone sales
PM employees work hard but they also know how to relax! Every year, PM enjoys a get-a-way weekend with families. This year, the company traveled to beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. And with record-breaking sales this year, there was a lot to celebrate! PM knows that it is lucky to have a dedicated, conscientious staff who knows how to work in a team, and knows how to have a good time, too!




March 2007 - PM receives Achilles qualification
After vigorous reporting and documentation, PM was recently accepted into the Achilles Joint Qualification System. PM Achilles ID is 26348.

The Achilles Joint Qualification system is used by 20 oil companies and main contractors on the Norwegian and Danish continental shelves. The objective of the participating companies is to establish the majority of bidder lists by use of the qualification system. Since inception, the Achilles Group has developed into a leading global provider of supplier management information to a large number of major organizations. Their main services in the Nordic region consist of development and operation of joint sector specific supplier qualification systems on behalf of major Nordic corporations.

Form more info and to view our Achilles' Certificate in PDF, go here

February 2007 - PM' new website
Our new website contains many resources for our clients including industry reference charts, our linecard, credit application etc. We are constantly adding content so check back soon for new tools of our trade

October 2006 - Ribbon Cutting at PM's new offices
Lakeland's mayor, Buddy Fletcher and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce joined PM for a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new office location October 27th, 2006.

PM's new offices in South Lakeland were completely renovated and designed for maximum efficiency with open structuring between sales and expediting, shipping area, meeting and conference rooms, a state-of-the-art network server room, etc.

August 2006 - PM provides technical support for CalEnergy's Geothermal operations.
When US-based CalEnergy needed an economical alternative to Inconel 625 for its geothermal operations in Calipatria, California, PM International was asked to provided support for their selection of a mill able to meet their severe Super Duplex 2507 needs.

The brine CalEnergy uses to generate geothermal power, enough power to meet the energy needs of around 340,000 homes, is one of the worlds most hostile. With chloride levels between 106,000 - 167,000 ppm, pH levels between 4.5 and 5.7, and temperatures from 550° to 600° F, the demands on the materials used are extreme. The second part of the geothermal process transports this brine through over 33,000 feet of production pipes. A 340-ft trial production pipeline in 2507 was installed and after 13 months of production, no indication of stress corrosion, cracking or pitting was observed.

According to CalEnergy, the Super Duplex 2507 installation will be the largest ever in the USA. PM knew the mill selection was vital to the success of a Super Duplex installation of this size and specification. PM identified H. Butting GmbH & Co in Germany as the best solution for CalEnergy's stringent technical requirements. PM, along with Butting's sales office in Canada, supported CalEnergy throughout their trial. Consequently, CalEnergy placed their initial order for 30' Super Duplex 2507 pipe with Butting.

PM International will continue to provide support to both CalEnergy and Butting throughout the installation process which is expected to begin January 2008.

June 2006 - Our Quality System Certified to ISO 9001:2000
We are proud to announce that our Quality System was audited and found to be fully compliant to ISO 9001:2000. We have always run our systems to very high standards for quality and the certification process was very smooth. To read more about our QMS, go <here>

July 2006 - PM sponsors World Series Softball Team
PM was happy to sponsor the Twilight Twisters Red softball team who qualified for the 14 years and under division of the ISA Youth Fast Pitch World Series.




February 2006 - PM Project References
PM has an impressive list delivering to worldwide projects for companies such as ExxonMobil, Husky Energy, Statoil and Norsk Hydro. From Canada to Australia, from South America to Norway, PM delivers product around the glode. Please visit our <Project Reference> page for a full listing.

October 2005 - PM celebrates Champion Year together with the Stanley Cup Champions; Tampa Bay Lightning!
As one of the sponsors for "Glitz and Sticks" - an organization dedicated to providing enrichment opportunites for children, medical research and treatment to those in need - PM was very happy to support the fundraiser with the 2004 Stanley Cup Champions; ice-hockey team Tampa Bay Lightning.

To see the event program signed by the hockey players, click <here> for a pdf.

September 2005 - St. John's Open House a great success
Our reception in downtown St. John's Newfoundland September 23rd 2005 was a great success. Many attendees from local industries stopped by to help us celebrate the opening of our Canadian office and visit with attending manufacturers.




August 2005 - PM sponsors Charity Softball Tournament
We were very pleased to sponsor the annual Charity Softball tournament held in Marystown, Newfoundland, in memory of a former resident and Softball player, Clayton Dollimont. All proceeds goes to charity. Past donations - averaging $4,000 CAD - have gone to Canadian Cancer Society, Children?s Wish Foundation, Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation, etc.



July 2005 - PM International Suppliers Canada
PM International Suppliers is devoted to its customers and due to the increasing demand in Canada, we have decided to prove our commitment to the area by opening a Division of PM International Suppliers in St John's Newfoundland. Our customer's needs are our first priority, therefore in order to accommodate this growing opportunity we have selected to service our Canadian customers directly from their local environment and will also be quoted and invoiced in Canadian Dollars. This office will be opening June 1st, 2005. Please send your inquiries to sales@pmfirst.com.