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In the 1930’s,...

Chester A. Mathey began building saddle-type portable machines for cutting and beveling pipe, making his first sale in August 1936. Mr. Mathey’s customer profile was remarkably similar to today’s: pipeline and heavy construction contractors, pipeline operators, refineries, shipyards, oilfield operators, and the suppliers to those segments of the market.

Then, around 1952,...

Mr. Mathey re-designed the original saddle machine, and introduced to the market the more compact, one-piece cast aluminum design that the company refers to today as the original short saddle.

At about the same time, Mr. Mathey developed and patented several designs for wireline winching equipment for oil and gas exploration and production. In 1954, when the company changed its name to the Mathey Manufacturing Company, the Mathey name was known around the world for both winching devices and pipe cutting and beveling machines.

Tim Dearman, with 25...

years of experience in welding and pipeline construction, designed a number of tools to help welders and pipefitters do a better job in less time. In 1970, encouraged by enthusiastic response from welders who used these tools, Mr. Dearman withdrew $2,200 from his savings account and started to manufacture these devices. In 1974, he moved the company to the Houston suburb of Pearland, Texas, where his manufacturing operation grew into a global, multi-million dollar business.

In 1985, Mathey Manufacturing...

was purchased by Hinderliter Tool Company, a Tulsa-based manufacturer of oil-field well-drilling products. Then, only 2 years later, Mr. Donald Lockhart, a ten-year Hinderliter executive, bought the business from his former employer. Shortly after that, he also acquired the Leland Truck equipment line, known for its expertise in winching, and changed the company’s name to Mathey Leland. In the late 1980s, the company decided to focus on the cutting and beveling business and sold the Leland division and the company’s name changed once again, to Mathey International, LTD. Meanwhile, in 1986, Cogsdill Tool Products of Camden, SC, a manufacturer of mechanical deburring and roller burnishing tools, had acquired the clamping systems product line of Dearman International, Inc.

One of the most important...

changes to the structure and business model of Mathey came in 1996, when the company acquired the rights to the Dearman clamping systems from Cogsdill Tool Products, and changed its name once more, this time to Mathey Dearman, Inc. Then, in 1998, a 10-year working relationship with C.I.A. Italiana culminated in the acquisition of the Milan-based company by Mathey Dearman, adding additional pipe cutting machines to the company’s product lines.

International Growth...

from its Tulsa headquarters, Mathey Dearman focused on international growth. It expanded its global presence by adding key distribution partners throughout the world, and as of the end of 2009, almost 40% of the company’s sales were outside the US and Canada.

Ground Breaking CNC Saddle Machines...

new state-of-the-art Saddle Machines are introduced giving field pipefitters CNC control for pipe cutting and fitting. The new saddle machines are controlled by laptop computers running simple step-by-step software providing welders unparallel precision and a new level of productivity.

The Mathey Sleeve Clamp improves pipeline safety...

rewriting industry standards. A safer, quicker and more precise solution for installing pipe half sleeves – Dearman Sleeve Clamps. Using our industry-leading clamping technology, these extreme duty clamps provide virtually 360 degrees of uniform clamping pressure for perfect fit-ups.

Come and see us at industry Events...

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
November 18 - 20, 2020


Meet the team...


Group CEO & President -



Chief Financial Officer -



Vice President of US Sales -


Van Vlem

Vice President of
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Meet the team...

Quentin Trollip

National Sales Manager


Al Smith

Area Sales Manager
Central & Eastern US -


Chris Patterson

Area Sales Manager
Western USA & Canada -


Debbie Brace

Customer Service
Manager -


Carmen Stacy

Accounts Payable -


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Mathey Dearman Inc., B&B Pipe and Industrial Tools LLC, and TAG Pipe Equipment Specialist Ltd. are proud to announce the merging of the three companies into one business. While the strong brand names will continue, the new organization will be named Specialized Fabrication Equipment Group, or The S.F.E. Group.

The synergies of these three global brands enable S.F.E Group to offer a much broader range of products to our distribution partners along with an improved, proactive sales and marketing approach. The combined businesses will have an increased infrastructure and customer support providing enhanced service to our customers.

With the financial backing of The Gladstone Companies, a publicly traded investment business; The S.F.E. Group will proactively look to expand into the Welding and Industrial Equipment channels with several add on acquisitions of other leading brands. In addition, we will continue to grow our existing brands and product portfolio.

The retention of Senior Management from within the three companies has been prioritized and we are pleased to announce the following postings to the S.F.E.

Group Management Team:
Joel Hansen – Chairman
Aidan Tagliaferro – Group CEO & President
Dan Dellelis – Group CFO
Andrew Bush – Vice President of US Sales.
Jochen Van Vlem – Vice President of International Sales.

We would like to thank our distribution partners, end users, employees and suppliers for their continued support in sharing this vision and look forward to working together to ensure benefits and favourable results for all. If you have any questions, please speak with your current contacts. All ordering, shipping and accounting communication channels will remain unchanged within Mathey, B&B and TAG until otherwise notified.