Nick Sanders (left) and Todd Sumrall operate the friction welder at Helanbak. The tool joint (shiny part) is friction welded to the pipe tube (brown part). The heat generated causes the face of the tool joint and the pipe to weld together seamlessly.

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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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