Welded Tube Pros Company History



Welded Tube Pros was started in November of 2001 by W.B. "Bud" Graham.

Below are some articles about Mr. Graham and his work history.




The 31st annual TPA and FMA Industry Awards Banquet took place Nov. 13, 2001, at the Art Institute of Chicago. The event, held in conjunction with the FABTECH® International Exposition, celebrated the outstanding achievements of industry leaders.

W. B. "Bud" Graham
TPA Chairman's Award

2000-2001 TPA Chairman Len Steinmeyer personally selected this award recipient for his tremendous contributions to TPA.

W. B. "Bud" Graham, President of Welded Tube Pros LLC, has more than 25 years' experience in the metal process industry, with concentration in welded tube process and equipment development, cold roll forming equipment, tooling, and welding process technology. Bud has spoken at and chaired several TPA-sponsored conferences and authored numerous technical articles. He joined TPA's Tube and Pipe Producing Council in 1996, became council chair in 2000, and represents the council on TPA's board of directors. Bud was very instrumental in the development of Tube U's initial course offering, "Fundamentals of Tube Mill Operations." As content expert, Bud was the focal point for compiling information, diagrams, and photographs from industry colleagues. He employed his expertise to create presentation slides and a script that conveys the material clearly. The Tube U initiative is TPA's Internet-based approach to offering technical information to the tube and pipe industry. Without Bud's involvement, this exciting new training option would not have been possible.

Tube and Pipe Journal January/ February 2002.

For current contributions by Mr. Graham in industry trade publications, see Technical Articles.

Work History of Worth B. Graham

President, Welded Tube Pros LLC

Back Ground: Job responsibilities. Over 25 years experience in the Metal process Industry with special concentration in Welded Tube process and equipment development, Cold Roll-Forming equipment, Roll Tooling and Welding process technology.

PRESIDENT, Welded Tube Pros, LLC; Akron area, Ohio. Consulting firm for Welded Tube process applications, equipment design and production methods. Design and build equipment for specialty Coil Process, Tube / Pipe Forming process development, and related Cold Strip Continuous forming methods.

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Products: In-line Gauge Correction systems for Welded Tube / Cold Rollform production. Tube Mill alignment, installation, startup and operator training services for maximized production. Scrap reduction systems for process safety and cost reduction. Non-contact Thickness Gauge Systems for Welded Tube production.


CEO, Coil Joining Technologies; Cleveland, Ohio. Design and build specialty coil process and joining equipment for the welded tube, cold roll-form, stamping and strip process industries.

Director Welded Tube and Pipe, Yoder Mfg., Cleveland, Ohio. Product manager for welded tube production equipment development and application.

Director International Sales, Yoder Mfg., Cleveland, Ohio. Sales and licensee support world wide for Welded Tube and Cold Forming product lines. Licensees in: England, France, Germany, Turkey, Japan and Canada.

Director Roll-Forming Systems, Yoder Mfg., Cleveland, Ohio. Sales and product development for cold roll formed processes.

Sales Manager, Eastern United States, Krasny-Kaplan Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio. Heavy material handling systems for bar, billet, rail, beam and coil.

Sales Engineer, Northeast Machinery Sales, Akron, Ohio. Nationwide representative for American Electric Fusion, Roll Kraft and Northeast Roll Tools.

Application Specialist, Dauber Chemical, Chicago, ILL. Metal working lubricants, primary metals.

Director of Research and Development, Eaton Automotive Chemical, Cleveland, OH. Corrosion resistant coating methods and application process development.

Industry Associations:

Active Member in the following Professional Organizations:

North American Management Board for the International Tube Association (94 to 2001)
One of the 14 North American Board members. One of the four members of the Technical committee responsible for the selection of all technical papers presented at the semiannual International Tube association's "Tube 2000" conference held in Toronto, Ontario and the alternating specialty tube production conferences held in conjunction with Edison Welding Institute, Columbus, Ohio.

Elected to the Vice Chairman position of the Executive Management Board, International Tube Association, England. (1999 till 2000) Worldwide Vice Chairman for Dusseldorf trade fair and technical conference development in Welded Tube production processes.


Tube & Pipe Producers Council, TPA/FMA (96 to Present)
One of 9 council members. Responsible for the development and implementation of educational conferences on behalf of the Tube producing and fabricating industry. Annual major conferences, World Tube Congress in conjunction with FABTECH and regional conferences for the Automotive Industry, specialty ferrous and non-ferrous tube.

Elected to position of Chairman, Tube & Pipe Producers Council (1999 till present)
Responsible for conference development for Welded Tube Production. Responsible for authoring the Welded Tube tutorial for ‘Tube U” web based training.

Cleveland Growth Association

Cleveland Foreign Credit Group

Association of Iron and Steel Engineers

Tube and Pipe Association

Fabricators and Manufacturers Association

Precision Metal Forming Association