T.D. Williamson (TDW), a global pipeline services provider, turned 100 on Jan. 2. The company will mark the milestone by hosting centennial festivities during the Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management (PPIM) in February in Houston, Texas and at the International Pipeline Expo (IPE) in September in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
T.D. Williamson Sr. established the company in 1920 as an electrical services contractor. By the 1930s, it had expanded into general oilfield products and services. After furnishing the cleaning tools for the War Emergency Pipeline Office during World War II—the steel, mandrel-bodied equipment known today as pipeline pigs—TDW evolved into a pipeline company with its first location in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Today, the company has a worldwide presence, providing pigging, advanced isolation and in-line inspection products and services from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia.