Wed. 12:12pm: V&M changing name

Tribune Chronicle

After successfully operating a number of entities worldwide under various names including V&M, Vallourec & Mannesmann in June will begin operations under the sole brand name Vallourec.

What has been known as V&M Star, Youngstown’s newest tubular mill, is among the companies that will operate under the new common name and logo.

A company announcement released today said the new single brand and visual identity will reinforce the company’s “global leadership and support its growth strategy.”

Vallourec will dedicate its newest local addition, a seamless pipe mill during a media event June 12 at the Youngstown plant. The billion dollar investment created the company’s first fully integrated site in the nation combining steel making, pipe rolling, heat treatment, threading, inspection, storage and shipping.