MRC Global Inc. was incorporated in the state of Delaware on November 20, 2006. The Company is the global industrial distributor of pipe, valves and fittings and related products and services to the energy industry based on sales and hold the position in industry across each of the upstream (exploration, production and extraction of underground oil and natural gas), midstream (gathering and transmission of oil and natural gas, natural gas utilities and the storage and distribution of oil and natural gas) and downstream (petrochemical processing, crude oil refining and general industrials) sectors. Globally, it has two operating segments through which it serves its customers in over 400 service locations. The Company's North American segment includes over 175 branch locations, six distribution centers in the U.S., one distribution center in Canada, 12 valve automation service centers and over 160 pipe yards located in the active oil and natural gas regions in North America. The other is International segment which includes over 30 branch locations throughout Europe, Asia and Australasia with distribution centers in each of the United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia and 10 automation service centers in Europe and Asia. It offers an array of PVF and oilfield supplies encompassing a complete line of products from its global network of suppliers to more than 12,000 active customers. The Company is subject to a variety of federal, state, local, foreign and provincial environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, including those governing the discharge of pollutants into the air, soil or water, the management, storage and disposal of, or exposure to, hazardous substances and wastes, the responsibility to investigate, remediate, monitor and clean up contamination and occupational health and safety.