History of Tri Tool

A History of Tri Tool, Inc.

Tri Tool’s company history begins in 1972 being co-founded by Dr. George J. Wernette, a local general surgeon who teamed up with a welder and a machinist to design, build, and sell the first Tri Tool product.  This original tool was designed for the construction of the Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant in California.

Building our first products in a garage, Tri Tool’s corporate facilities now encompass a 128,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on 11 acres of land and has three locations strategically placed throughout the United States.

1972

Tri Tool Established In 1972, Dr. George Wernette was one of three co-founders who responded to the...
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1974

Pipe Beveling Lathes – ID Mounted These three function end preparation lathes with integral pneum...
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1980

First Tube End Squaring Tools Tri Tool introduces the first of a series of Tube End Squaring tools....
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1981

First Clamshell OD Mounting Lathe The introduction of these clamshells allowed for single step seve...
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1987

1000th product produced of the 202A...
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1987

Ekofisk Platform Raised in the North Sea Norway’s Ekofisk oilfield was slowly sliding into the No...
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1989

BEVELMASTER® Tools The new BevelMASTER tools were the next evolution of the ID Mounted tools They ...
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1997

Durabit Introduced The patented Durabit is introduced to meet the industry’s need for premium cut...
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1997

Rancho Seco Project Tri Tool is contracted to assist with the Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant decom...
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2001

9/11 Relief Efforts After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), f...
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2001

Tri Tool Power Services To provide a conduit to perform union machining work under the jurisdiction...
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2002

PFM Introduced To answer the growing global petroleum demand, Tri Tool introduces the PipeMASTER Pi...
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2004

Alaska Pipeline Project Tri Tool is called upon to work on the Alaska Pipeline, Pump Station #1 in ...
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2006

ASME Code Welding Tri Tool Power Services obtains in ASME Code welding stamps to perform turnkey we...
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2007

Tri Tool Expands Corporate Headquarters Tri Tool expands into a 128,000 square foot facility in Ran...
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2012

AdaptARC® Welding System First introduced for international sales, the durable and versatile mec...
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2014

Expanded Houston Facility Opens To meet the increasing demands of the onshore and offshore Pipeline...
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2014

Largest Tri Tool PFM One of our largest portable machines, this pipe facing machine can deliver opt...
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2014

Image of Welding Award Tri Tool was recognized with the prestigious Image of Welding award in the s...
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2015

High Production CNC Counterbore Service With no manual pipe handling, the CNC Counterbore delivers ...
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2016

CNC Deep Counterbore in Shell Appomattox Deep-water Project We first introduced the service to our customers with the Shell Appomattox Deep-water Project...
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2017

TRIMAX Machining System The TRIMAX Machining System was launched at FABTECH...
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