Severstal’s Miss. mill moving up value chain

May 17, 2013 | 01:15 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Severstal, pipe and tube, Columbus, Tom Marchak, Mark Pole, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Severstal North America Inc. is looking to move up the value chain in the products it supplies from its Columbus, Miss., mill to pipe makers, particularly as end-users in oil and gas ratchet increase their requirements.

"We’ve run X65 ... and we’re trialing X70 as we speak," Tom Marchak, vice president of commercial for the Dearborn, Mich.-based steelmaker, told AMM.

The move by pipe makers toward higher-strength flat-rolled steel is expected to continue, with some already looking at X100-grade product.....

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