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Fintube LLC / Headquarters: Tulsa, Okla. / Employees: 200 to 300 / Specialty: Heat transfer technology and equipment / Jack Rosa, president: “Anything that uses vapor, heat and steam will use one of our products.” ‘Nerves of Steel’ a heat transfer technology leader continues growing after 50 years of innovation and manufacturing in the industry. by marta jiménez-lutter every fintube worker understands the importance of safety and quality in the manufacturing process. “You have to have nerves of steel.” That is what Jack Rosa, President and CEO of Fintube LLC, tells his sales force during meetings about how to face the financial instability that has affected all sectors of the infrastructure industry for the past five years. Fintube LLC knows a thing or two about weathering storms in its industry. The company has survived and 70 WINTER 2012 thrived for 50 years while changing owners on several occasions in that time, and it is still the market leader in manufacturing and innovation of technology and equipment used in heat transfer applications. Fintube is a pioneer in the development of high frequency resistancewelded finned tubes in the United States and has contributed to the advancement of the processes in other countries, such as Japan, India and Italy. The company has four state-ofthe-art-facilities, three located in Tulsa, Okla., and one in Monterrey, Mexico. Rosa has been with Fintube since 2006 and believes in his company to such an extent that, when a private equity firm bought it from U.S. Steel Corp. in September 2010, he decid-

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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012
Wauseon Machine
Applied Energy Solutions
Carter Control Systems
Global Technology Systems
Positech Corp.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Carbide Products
Datacard Group
Fullerton Tool Co. Inc.
Honda of South Carolina
Fintube LLC
Sapa Extrusions North America
ACE Controls Inc.
Vendors Exchange International Inc.
EXEL North America
DJO Global
Capewell Components Co.
U.S. Sugar Corp.
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
Lakeside Plastics Ltd.
Norpak Handling Ltd.
Mid-State Machine Products
TenCate Protective Fabrics
The Dupps Co.
Western Manufacturing Ltd.
Wisconsin Plastics Inc.
Metrolina Greenhouses
LaSalle Bristol LP
Clarion Bathware
DAP Products Inc.
Honsa Ergonomic Technologies Inc.
Engineered Material Solutions LLC
Master Spas Inc.
Nypro Inc.
Kelly-Moore Paints
Palomar Technologies
U.S. Chemical & Plastics Inc.
Varflex Corporation
Votaw Precision Technologies
Watry Industries
Wigwam Mills
Banker Steel Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012