CE Franklin Ltd. (CE Franklin) is a distributor of pipe, valves, flanges, fittings, production equipment, tubular products and other general industrial supplies, to the oil and gas industry in Canada through its 39 branch operations, which are situated in towns and cities, which serves particular oil and gas fields of the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. In addition, the Company distributes similar products to the oil sands, midstream, refining, petrochemical and non-oilfield related industries, such as forestry and mining. The Company�s branches act as a one stop shop for over 3,000 customers by providing over 25,000 regularly stocked stock keeping units of product, and related equipment services sourced from over 2,000 suppliers. Branches provide supply chain management services to enable customers to get the right products at the right time. In July 2012, NOV Distribution Services ULC (NDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of National Oilwell Varco, Inc., acquired CE Franklin Ltd.