Pipe & Tube Conference Seeks Speakers for September Event in Houston

ROCKFORD, Ill.,  Feb. 14, 2014 – The Tube & Pipe Association, International® (TPA), USA, and the International Tube Association (ITA), Germany, join forces to host their 5th world-class conference devoted to updating seamless and welded tubular product technology and processes, scheduled for September 16-18, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Pipe & Tube Houston 2014 – Developing Technology for Enhanced Profitability will showcase innovative and engaging sessions that push the boundaries of tube and pipe technology across multiple industries such as, OCTG, medical, and automotive, and will feature tube and pipe related services and enabling technologies such as lubrication, degreasing, NDT, quality assurance, and metallurgical services from both developers and end users. An exclusive tour of Boomerang Tube in Liberty, Texas will also be offered.

Speaker solicitation is now open. Industry experts interested in presenting a session should submit a 75-word abstract no later than March 14. An application can be downloaded from the conference website

The conference organizing committee consists of industry professionals from equipment manufacturers to consultants. The International Tube Association is represented by Andrew Houghton; the Tube & Pipe Association, International® is represented by Audrey Long, CAE.

For more information about Pipe & Tube Houston 2014, contact Audrey Long at 815-227-8206 or by email at, or Birgit Goetz at +49-211-54009-26 or by email at, or visit

About FMA

Based in Rockford, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with nearly 2,300 members working together to improve the metal fabricating and forming industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH® trade show. FMA also has two technology affiliates, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating; and Sustainable Manufacturer Network, a professional organization of individual members dedicated to working toward environmentally-friendly manufacturing