Sabre Industries, Inc. opened its new Sabre/Brametal Testing Services on a 147-acre industrial complex in Alvarado, Texas.
In business since 1977, Sabre Industries, Inc. is a producer of highly-engineered products used for electric transmission and distribution and wireless telecommunications. Sabre developed its facility as a joint venture with Brazil-based Brametal S.A., a subsidiary of Hollmore Participacoes E Investimentos S.A.
Completely automated, the facility provides full scale structure testing on lattice towers and tubular steel poles. Also located on Sabre Industries’ industrial complex in Alvarado is Sabre Tubular Structures, Sabre’s steel pole division and Sabre Galvanizing Services.
“Working with Brametal to develop our new testing station has given Sabre the opportunity to build a best in class testing facility for our utility customers,” stated Peter J. Sandore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sabre Industries, Inc. “We will be the only company in the United States to offer this type of testing along with engineering, design, manufacturing and galvanizing of tubular steel structures all on one site.”
Sabre/Brametal Testing Services, said it utilizes the most advanced technology in the industry. Proprietary software allows for simulated loads that are automatically applied to provide realistic and accurate results. The facility offers both destructive and non-destructive testing, and has the ability to test towers up to 235’ high and 85’ wide at the base, and poles up to 235’ high and 12.5’ wide.
“Sabre/Brametal Testing Services, LLC is pleased to be able to bring full scale structure testing back to North America,” commented Ricardo Minatto Brandão, Chairman of the Board of Brametal. “Through our joint venture with Sabre, we can offer our customers in the United States testing without the added cost of shipping structures overseas.”