What’s more fun to watch than the Carlyle Group? Nobody you say? That’s why we thought you’d be interested to know that on page 111 of the 112 page directory of large business contractors enrolled for work on the SBInet contract (Secure Border Initiative) is a Carlyle Company:
Wheatland Tube Co. is a leading U.S. manufacturer of
steel pipe and tubing. Wheatland Tube manufactures high strength galvanized fence framework (ASTM F1083 and ASTM F1043), electrical steel conduit, ASTM A53 schedule 40 and schedule 80 steel pipe sizes 1/2 nominal to 6 5/8 in both black and hot dip galvanized finish, steel fire protection pipe, galvanized mechanical tubing and pipe and electrical fittings. Wheatland operates 6 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and was purchased in March 2006 by The Carlyle Group, Washington, DC.
Wheatland partners in the SBInet venture will be: The Carlyle Group, Link Consulting LLC (as in chain link), and Seminole Tubular Products Company. See Dale Funk’s April 1 (no foolin’) story about the Carlyle takeover of Seminole and Wheatland.