About Us


American Block was founded in 1979 in the heart of the oil patch – Houston, TX by an entrepreneurial mechanical engineer, Mr. Rajani Shah . Originally set up to be a general machine shop serving the local oilfield community,, the business has now expanded into an internationally recognized UEM manufacturing company providing a wide array of oilfield drilling and marine products. Over the years, and since our inception, the company has used its engineering skills and world class manufacturing techniques to improve on focused drilling products like Sheaves, Traveling Equipment, Triplex Mud Pumps and Drawworks.

In addition to these legacy products the company has also developed, and now distribute, a line of Flow Iron and Hammer Union products. New to our product line this year is well service pumping solutions in the form of 600 Triplex and 1000 and 2500HP quintuplex pumps.

Today, we stand alert and ready to tackle any challenge our clients’ face with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the industry. With our hands-on management team, expert engineers, and highly-skilled machinists, welders, and service men and women, we are equipped to handle any project large, small, or unique on a global scale. We are proud of our in-house team, a team with with decades of experience in design and manufacturing of highly engineered products.

Our number one priority is our customers, and we believe customer satisfaction is at the core of our business. As a company we strive to continue to increase efficiency, improve quality, and reduce project(change) overhead (total cost of ownership). By cultivating long-term relationships both internally and externally, we base our performance on service and customer experience. As a company, we will continue to innovate the market, improve design and manufacturing processes, and reduce costs to better serve our customers and the industries that we serve.