Wheeling Machine Products

Producing couplings and special couplings for premium applications related to oil country tubular goods (OCTG)


5411 Industrial Drive South
Pine Bluff, AR 71602

The Wheeling Machine Products facility was originally founded by a woodworker-turned-machinist named Ernie Kraus in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1918. Kraus began as a threaded coupling manufacturer shortly after the end of World War I and quickly elevated his company to the status of a worldwide leader in coupling technology for the petroleum, water well, heating, plumbing and air conditioning markets.


Acquired in 2007, U. S. Steel’s Wheeling Machine Products now operates in two locations: Hughes Springs, Texas and Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Continued excellence in coupling manufacturing

Wheeling Machine Products now supplies couplings and specialized couplings, ranging in size between 2.375” to 20”, used to connect individual sections of oilfield casing and tubing. These couplings are manufactured at two different locations: Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Hughes Springs, Texas.