HOUSTON, TEXAS (April 5, 2016) – Thorpe Plant Maintenance and Engineering announced today that its subsidiary company, Clayburn Refractories LTD will now operate as Clayburn Services LTD. (“Clayburn”).

Clayburn is headquartered out of Edmonton, Alberta, with locations in Calgary and Fort McMurray, Alberta, along with extensive coverage in British Columbia with locations in Abbotsford, Prince George and Vancouver Island.

The name change reflects Clayburn’s current suite of additional services beyond its traditional core business of refractory and corrosion brick and tile.

“We have expanded Clayburn’s capabilities into the non-metallic corrosion service to provide many of our customers in the pulp and paper industry with a one-stop service experience,” said Tom Burns, CEO of Thorpe. “Our on-hand inventory, ability to access highly specialized supplies in the U.S. and skilled technicians mean that Clayburn can respond rapidly and expertly to customers’ needs in western Canada.”

In addition to our based corrosion services, which include brick and tile lining systems, monolithic coatings procurement and field services, Clayburn can now provide FRP pipe fabrication and field services, FRP relines, overlays and related services. Clayburn also now supplies and installs fiberglass pressurized vessels from Thorpe’s RTP-1 certified factory in Harrison, Ark.

The Clayburn acquisition marked Thorpe’s first entry into international territory. This growth was quickly followed by the acquisition of a second Canadian company, Chem-Star, whose services and products are now available under Clayburn.

About Thorpe Plant Maintenance and Engineering
Headquartered in Houston, Thorpe is a multi-craft industrial service provider and manufacturer, specializing in refractory, linings, insulation and non-metallic piping systems, flanges and vessels.

Thorpe is a portfolio company of the CapStreet Group (“CapStreet”) (, a private equity firm founded in 1990 that invests in owner-managed, lower middle market companies headquartered in Texas and surrounding states, with a particular emphasis on companies headquartered in the greater Houston area. CapStreet targets companies operating in the industrial distribution, industrial manufacturing and business service sectors and partners with management to accelerate growth and improve profitability.