September 5, 2008

Middletown Tube Works Selects Verticent ERP

Verticent, Inc., a vertically centric developer of enterprise software solutions for metal service centers and metal fabricators, announced today that Middletown Tube Works, Inc. (Middletown, Ohio) has begun implementing the Verticent ERP solution at its location, as well as at its sister plants - Shelby Welded Tube (Shelby, Ohio) and Dothan Tubular Products (Dothan, AL). A significant gain in congruency and flexibility are cited as the driving force for the change in information infrastructure.

Middletown Tube Works selected Verticent ERP for its built-in dimensional inventory manufacturing capabilities, which help to provide the company with improved inventory management, manufacturing process efficiency and increased production capacity.

Middletown Tube Works, Shelby Welded Tube, and Dothan Tubular Products are producers of high quality steel tubing products. Angela Phillips, Vice President of Middletown Tube Works commented, "In order for our operations to keep pace with our growth, we are taking major forward-looking steps in deciding how we run our business. Selecting a new ERP system is the foundation of that strategy and with Verticent ERP we anticipate significant improvements through enhanced operational efficiency and customer service. In Verticent, we have found a partner who not only more than meets our enterprise software requirements today, but also establishes a clear path to further improved operations through RF Bar Code Data Collection, EDI, CRM and Metals Intelligence Dashboards."

Scott Cranford, Vice President of Sales at Verticent stated, "Our metal service center presence in Ohio continues to grow with the addition of companies like Middletown Tube Works. Metal Service Centers, Fabricators, Mills and Brokers are embracing the Verticent ERP solution and are establishing a solid platform for metals industry market leadership. Already an industry leader, Middletown Tube Works will further enhance their position through their deployment of Verticent ERP."

About Middletown Tube Works:

Middletown Tube Works, Inc. is the high quality steel tube provider to a large variety of industries in the USA and beyond. They offer an extensive catalog of steel tubing, offer capabilities such as slitting and cut to length and pride themselves on an outstanding reputation for customer service and their quick turnaround time. For more information contact Angela Phillips at (800) 841-4207 or visit

About Verticent:

Verticent, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASA International, Ltd. (a private holding company), provides integrated enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, e-business and business intelligence software. For more information contact Verticent at (813) 226-2600 or visit