Sabre Industries, Inc. last week celebrated a grand opening for its new testing facility, Sabre/Brametal Testing Services, LLC. Developed with Brametal’s testing experience, this new facility is the result of Sabre’s joint venture with Brametal, S.A. A subsidiary of Hollmore Participacoes E Investimentos S.A, Brametal is a Brazilian company with extensive experience in engineering, design and testing of lattice transmission towers.
Sabre/Brametal Testing Services, LLC is located on Sabre Industries’ 147 acre industrial complex in Alvarado, Texas, and is the only one of its kind in North America. 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, one of the most environmentally friendly galvanizers in the United States.
“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's 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.