EPIC Piping, Announces Executive Team & Kicks Off Recruiting in San Marcos


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EPIC Piping, the World’s Fastest Growing Fabrication Company, Announces Executive Team & Kicks Off Recruiting in San Marcos

EPIC Piping Begins Operations, Creating 350 Jobs in San Marcos

March 11, 2015 – SAN MARCOS, TX – The  (GSMP), the economic development organization for the City of San Marcos, Hays and Caldwell Counties, today announced that San Marcos-based pipe fabrication company EPIC Piping, formerly known as United WELD Holdings, LLC, has begun recruiting after announcing its executive management team on March 4. Those looking for career opportunities with the company should visit the EPIC Piping career portal at epicpiping.com/epic-careers/. (Potential employees should not visit the EPIC Piping facility without an appointment.)  

“The City of San Marcos welcomes EPIC Piping,” San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero stated. “Their decision to invest in our community is just another sign that our city is a prime location not only for residential growth but also for commercial, industrial and manufacturing growth.”

“The Greater San Marcos Partnership is delighted that EPIC Piping has begun to hire here in San Marcos,” said Adriana Cruz, President, Greater San Marcos Partnership. “The City, County and GSMP staff worked diligently to raise awareness of and increase interest in San Marcos as this company was deciding where to launch its operations. We look forward to EPIC Piping becoming a fixture in the San Marcos business community.”

In a March 4th press release, EPIC Piping announced its executive management team, which will be responsible for driving growth at its two state-of-the-art facilities under construction. This leadership team will also drive the future international expansion of EPIC Piping. Together, the EPIC Piping management team has over 500 years of combined experience.

David Chapman, Sr. will lead the company as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chapman has been in the manufacturing and fabrication industry for over 45 years, managing the pipe and steel fabrication and distribution divisions for several global industry leaders. Mr. Chapman will be responsible for managing business and operational strategies across the entire organization.

Including Mr. Chapman, the EPIC Piping management team will include: Kent Shephard, President of Domestic Fabrication; Remi Bonnecaze, President of International Fabrication; Tom Calamia, Chief Financial Officer; and Jeremy Turner, Chief Administrative Officer & CIO. More information about the executive leadership team is available at epicpiping.com/epic-team/.

“We are proud to be the fastest-growing piping fabricator not only in the United States, but globally. Our facility expansion is currently on schedule and we are excited to kick-off recruiting in San Marcos, TX,” said David Chapman, Sr. Chief Executive Officer, EPIC Piping. “The Greater San Marcos Partnership, the City of San Marcos and Hays County were instrumental in getting us to this point. Adriana, the GSMP team, and community leaders are true professionals and we look forward to a bright future in San Marcos.”

To learn more about careers with EPIC Piping, visit epicpiping.com/epic-careers/.

In December 2014, the San Marcos City Council and Hays County Commissioners Court both unanimously approved Economic Development Incentive Agreements with EPIC Piping, formally known as United WELD Operations, LLC, and its affiliated entities, providing incentives in the form of annual refunds of 80 percent of ad valorem taxes generated from newly added real and personal property over ten years. As a part of the agreement, EPIC Piping will create 350 jobs in San Marcos over ten years.

“Hays County is delighted to welcome EPIC Piping to the region,” said Hays County Commissioner Will Conley. “EPIC Piping will create more new jobs for our working families than have been created here in the last decade. We applaud San Marcos for attracting quality jobs and investment for its citizens."

The 221,500 square-foot manufacturing facility is located at 2301 N IH-35, the former Butler Manufacturing Facility which has been vacant since December 2013. EPIC is currently expanding the facility to over 300,000 square-feet.

Since the formation of GSMP in October 2010, the Partnership staff has worked 241 projects or requests for information (RFI) resulting in 23 announcements, 1,358 jobs announced and more than $29 million in capital investment in the two county footprint. Thirteen of these announcements were located in the city of San Marcos announcing 603 jobs and over $20 million of capital investment.  

About the Greater San Marcos Partnership

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is the formal 501(c)6 regional economic development corporation serving the city of San Marcos, Hays and Caldwell Counties focused on directing quality future growth and positioning the region for a wider diversity of industry jobs for all with higher wages. The GSMP mission is to promote sustainable, responsible and comprehensive economic development in the greater San Marcos region by implementing a five-year economic development strategic plan. Visitgreatersanmarcostx.com for more.

About Epic Piping

EPIC Piping is the fastest growing turn-key industrial pipe fabrication organization in the world. Our management team has been working together for over 26 years and has over 500 years combined experience servicing the power, chemical, refining, offshore and oil & gas industries. EPIC’s total fabrication capacity currently exceeds 360,000 sq.ft and will expand to 500,000 by 2016, growing production to 12,000 spools per month at multiple facilities. Our fabrication capabilities include: carbon steel, chrome moly, stainless steels, duplex steels, nickel based alloys, and jacketed piping. For more information, visit epicpiping.com.

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Press Contact:

Ashley Gossen | Director of Marketing & Communications | Greater San Marcos Partnership

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