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Darby Equipment has settled into recently completed offices immediately adjacent to their manufacturing plant in Tulsa, OK. The new 8,400 sq-ft building houses engineering, management, accounting and clerical support and features a fully equipped workout facility for all employees. Situated on 32-acres of land owned by the company, the new offices bring the total footage of the overall facility to more than 50,000 sq-ft. 
  With 45 years of sales experience in the construction and mining industries (both domestic  and international markets) Steve Clark recently started his own company. Business will be conducted as Steve Clark (dba) Clark International
  Services provided are: Selling and Renting Equipment; A Sourcing Service for Equipment, Parts and Service; Purchasing Consulting Service and Sales and Marketing Consulting for Products and Services. Clark can be reached at the following: Office:  (573) 335-6191;  Cell: (951) 312-7523; Email:

Christopher L. Mapes has joined Lincoln Electric as COO and a member of its executive management team. Mapes will be responsible for all of Lincoln Electric’s businesses as well as the company’s global product development initiatives. He is also a member of the Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. Board of Directors.  In his new position, he will remain a member of the board.

Weld Tooling Corporation has named Todd Clouser the new marketing and social media specialist for
  In other news, Norm Sted has been appointed sales and marketing director for
URS Corporation has established a new office at 115 North 4th Street in Bismarck, ND (58501). The new office will offer URS’ full life-cycle capabilities to the oil and gas, and pipeline industry, providing integrated service delivery for environmental, engineering, field services, procurement, construction, and operations and maintenance assignments for both traditional oil and gas projects and the unconventional gas and oil market.

CB&I has been awarded a contract, valued in excess of US$500 million, for the engineering, fabrication and construction of two 160,000 cubic meter LNG storage tanks, as well as additional work for a confidential LNG liquefaction project in the Asia Pacific region. CB&I’s contract is expected to be completed in 2015.

T.D. Williamson, Inc.
has opened a new office in Perth, Western Australia, to offer customers its full range of products and services.  Located on St. George’s Terrace, it serves as the administrative and engineering services center for all offshore operations currently being conducted in Western Australia and Victoria, and for supporting future operations in Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

Michael DeWare Cole died July 17, 2011. A pipeline veteran,  he began his career in the pipeline construction business in the 1960s working for a number of companies including Michael Curran and Associates, Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Inc., Gulf Interstate Engineering and others.
  Survivors include his wife, Cathy; two daughters, Jessica Buchanan (Dee) and Amanda McVean (Jeft); son Matthew and three grandchildren. A celebration of life was held at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brenham, TX. Additional information may be found at

Ricky Stephens, secretary/treasurer of Myoco Pipeline and Industrial Supply Inc.  passed away unexpectedly on July 10, 2011. Stephens is survived by his wife Debra and daughter Lauren.
  Services were held July 16 in his home town of Pennington, TX.

Thomas Fuller Golden, passed away August 12, 2011 from complications related to cancer.  He was born to A.C. (Court) and Loyce Golden on May 24, 1942 in New Orleans, LA.    
  He spent time on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System as well as on pipeline projects in South America and the Middle East. After retiring in 2004, he returned to the pipeline industry, joining his wife Beverly’s family business, Midwesco Industries, Inc. There he served as president with his partner, James A. Bost.
  He is survived by his wife, Beverly B. Golden and two daughters, Dathel Storey, husband Carl, and son Micah and Laura Golden Shannon, husband Kyle, and grandchildren Muriel and Fuller.  Golden also leaves a brother, Bert, and wife Mira; and sister Cathy and husband Jim Ryan.
  Golden was preceded in death by his daughter, Julianne.
Donations in his memory can be made to Tulsa Ballet or the Thomas F. Golden TU Law Scholarship Fund (P.O. Box 3445, Tulsa, OK 74101).