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Prolamsa mulls Texas site for new pipe mill

Keywords: Tags  Prolamsa Group, Bryan, Texas, pipe mill, tubulars, Research Valley Partnership, Thorsten Schier


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 it’s website.

A number of other companies—including 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 States.
 
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.

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