CRW Expands in Coatings, Acquires CCI Inspection Services

CRW Consulting & Distribution, LLC (Houston, Texas, USA) announced the acquisition of CCI Inspection Services, Inc. (Conroe, Texas, USA). Financial terms were not disclosed. 

Based in Conroe, CCI was founded by Jonell Nixon, an AMPP CIP Level 3 Inspector, in 1986. The company serves the comprehensive inspection needs of major energy companies throughout the world including but not limited to Kinder Morgan, Shell Pipeline Company, LLC, Magellan Midstream, Enbridge, Explorer Pipeline, Williams Pipeline & Midstream, Baker Hughes, and more. 

CCI’s quality assurance program provides inspector training and calibrated state-of-the-art inspection equipment to ensure accurate and reliable test results and readings in the following areas: 

  • Coatings consulting 
  • TCEQ (survey existing water tanks for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) 
  • Welding (AWS trained and certified) 
  • In-plant inspections (steel, coatings, transportation) 
  • Pipelines (utility, welding, chief, drill, tie-ins, stringing, clerk) 
  • Railcars
  • QA coordination 
  • Lead removal maintenance (site supervision) 
  • Coating inspection (AMPP trained, certified) 
  • Construction services (project management, inspection, supervision)

According to CRW, the acquisition is a natural fit for both companies based on their shared history and is expected to significantly enhance the group’s oil and gas consulting offerings. With this change, CRW will be updating its name to CRW Companies to better encompass this expansion. 

CRW says it plans to bring on more inspectors and build the CCI customer base, with projections of doubling revenue within the first year.

“This acquisition allows CRW Companies to enter another segment of the oil and gas/industrial sector in the surface preparation industry,” says Gregg Taney, president of CRW. “Our focus over the last year has been to expand our offerings for products and consulting services, and the inspection realm was a perfect fit. We looked into a few different companies, and it didn’t take long to recognize CCI was the one that made the most sense.”

According to the company, this acquisition complements CRW’s strategy to mitigate the causes of coating failures and to provide comprehensive consulting and inspection services.

Source: CRW,