Established in 1942, Oil States Industries is a manufacturer of deepwater production products and subsea pipelines. It serves the defense and oil and gas industries. The company offers a range of clutches and brakes for the mining, paper, logging and marine markets. Oil States Industries also manufactures fabric- and metal-reinforced pipe plugs. The company s divisions include Offshore Construction Group, Elastomer Group and Marine Pipelines Group. It offers products under the ElastaFlex and FlexJoint brands. The company s products are used for drilling, mooring and structural applications. It manages a staff of more than 1,800 employees worldwide. The company offers pipeline maintenance and repair services. Oil States Industries is a subsidiary of Oil States International.