NEW YORK Prolamsa Group is considering Bryan, Texas, as
a possible location for its new 300,000-ton-per-year tubular
products mill, AMM has learned.
Prolamsa was also considering Conroe, Texas, as a possible site
for the mill (amm.com, Aug. 16).
The Escobedo, Mexico-based steel tube and pipe maker said
previously that the $150-million plant is expected to begin
operations in 2014.
Prolamsa has three mills and a cut-to-length line in Laredo,
Texas, according to its website.
A number of other companiesincluding Luxembourg-based
Tenaris SA; Borusan Mannesmann, Istanbul; Benteler Steel/Tube
GmbH, Germany; United Metallurgical Co. OMK, Moscow; and TPCO
America Corp., a unit of Tianjin, China-based Tianjin Pipe
(Group) Corp.have recently announced plans or are in the
process of ramping up new pipe mills in the United
Spokesmen for Prolamsa and the city did not return requests for
comment, while a spokesman for the Research Valley Partnership
Inc., a local economic development group, declined to comment.