About Holly Pipe & NST

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Nugent Special Thread

Our Mission:

Personnel at Holly Pipe Corp. and Nugent Special Thread Corp. are committed to meet the drilling industry’s utmost performance, safety, and environmental standards which enable us to produce products that top customer satisfaction.

Holly Pipe Corporation and Nugent Special Thread Corporation (NST®) work in unison to deliver premium horizontal and directional drilling tools and tubulars required by the most discerning drillers. Since 1983, Holly Pipe has supplied all the necessary drilling components and accessories to complete any drill string.

NST was formed in 1993 in order to produce tools for the industry and assist with designing and manufacturing special products. NST has gone to great lengths in order to attain API standards and produce cutting edge products of precision machining methods. Our machine shop currently houses seven CNC lathes, seven manual lathes, one CNC mill, and three CNC/manual mills. If you need quality products in a hurry, it is our goal to to deliver your tools in the required time. We work a full staff on call that will meet or exceed requests for quick delivery.

Read our article in Trenchless Technology magazine: Selling Drill Pipe? You Need to Know the Industry

Holly Pipe headquarters, Lafayette, LAHolly Pipe satellite, Breaux Bridge, LA

Industry Links

Louisiana Pipeliners AssociationLouisiana Pipeliners Association

The Louisiana Pipeliners Association is a non-political and non-profit corporation formed in 1996 for the purpose of promoting all aspects of the pipeline industry in Louisiana. Please visit www.louisianapipeliners.org

North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)NASTT logo

NASTT is a not for profit society dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of Trenchless Technology for the public benefit; for the development of industry standards; and for the promotion of Trenchless Technology through education, training, research, publishing and distributing information by public forums. The NASTT No-Dig Show is North America’s premier trenchless event. Please visit www.nastt.org and www.nodigshow.com

Distribution Contractors Association (DCA)NASTT logo

The Distribution Contractors Association is a member-centered association where members participate in a variety of committees and annual activities that ultimately benefit the HDD / utility / construction industry. Members also look to the association as an advocate for safety, technological advances, a venue for networking and a voice in labor relations. Please visit www.dca-online.org


Sales Team

Our sales department works rigorously to provide an array of tubular goods for any of the major markets (i.e. oilfield, HDD, geothermal, and water well). Employees in our company wear several hats and have proved themselves over high bar standards we face daily. Our key people, combined with 20 highly skilled employees allow Holly Pipe and NST to excel upon producing quality products in an appropriate time.

Jerry Nugent Sr., Owner, started Holly Pipe in 1983 at a two acre yard off of Verot School Road in Lafayette, Louisiana. A small start with a mobile home for an office on a bed of gravel was the rudiments of the establishment. At first, there were a few trusted assistants and family members who toiled daily in the pipe yard. In the early 1980’s, Jerry’s sales team consisted of one other person and the office manager and now he brings over 40 years of experience in the drilling business to the table. During this time he also developed Holly Pipe's sister company, NST Corporation.

In Memory of Our Founder, Jerry Nugent Sr

Not gone… just gone before.

Holly Pipe Corp. and NST Corp. grants farewell wishes to an outstanding president, father and mentor of his life-long family business--a business which will continue to honor the most prominent aspect of the two companies combined: superior quality service. Over forty years in the drill pipe and oilfield accessory business afforded him many wholesome relationships with hard working folks like himself and live what most people would call the American dream: work hard before you play hard, pipe dream a little, and keep calm by the river.

Jerry Nugent Jr, President, came to work for Holly Pipe in 1993 while in high school and has learned the business from the ground up. Presently, he is using his background in nondestructive testing (NDT), welding, and machine shop operations to further the efforts of Holly Pipe and NST.

Barry Hollier, Vice President of Manufacturing, began in 1995 with 15 years of machine shop experience. Through his involvement with Holly Pipe and NST he has accumulated over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and sales of tubular goods.

Chad Miller, Manufacturing Superintendent, Chad's experience in the manufacturing industry started at a large pipe threading facility in 1996. He was well versed in precision manufacturing when he arrived at NST in 2000. He's moved up through the ranks learning virtually every aspect of the QMS which governs NST and he continues to serve as a key leader for all shop employees.

Brennan Hollier, NST Quality Manager, came to work in 2011. Utilizing his bachelor’s degree in finance, he performs various managerial tasks required in order to make quality a top priority. Since his arrival, Brennan has been instrumental for implementing, obtaining and maintaining the API Spec 7-1 license we currently hold.

Cindy Guidry, Office Manager, arrived at Holly Pipe in 1995 and contributes over 25 years of office management experience.