Premier began operations in 1990 and has grown to a position of leadership in the industry through devotion to quality control, product reliability, and a well-founded reputation for customer service. Unlike most HDD rod manufacturers, including several major rig OEM’s, Premier is not dependent on outside vendors or services for the production of our pipe. We do it all in-house. This not only allows Premier to produce and deliver the most cost-effective drill rod in the industry, it also allows complete control over each phase of the manufacturing process. We utilize a high strength low alloy steel specifically formulated to maximize fatigue resistance and rod longevity. We only buy raw pipe, certified to the exacting specifications of the American Petroleum Institute (API). The entire manufacturing process from forging and inertia welding to quenching and tempering, machining and inspection are performed at Premier facilities. Every step of the production process is monitored by rigorous quality control procedures, including stringent electromagnetic and dimensional testing required to meet the highest standard of API Q1. The API Q1 specification is a standard not frequently applied in our industry; however, it is one that goes into every rod manufactured at every Premier API licensed facility.
Houston, TX, USA