NEW YORK Prolamsa Group
subsidiary Axis Pipe & Tube Inc. has applied to the Texas
Economic Development Bank to designate its new mill in the
state as an enterprise project under the Texas Enterprise Zone
Brazos County Commissioners
Court is scheduled to vote May 28 on Escobedo, Mexico-based
Under the guidelines for the
program published by the governors office, Prolamsa could
get a sales tax and use tax refund of up to $712,500.
To qualify for the program, the
mill has to be located in an enterprise zone, which is a
"census tract block group that has 20 percent or more poverty
rate based upon the most recent decennial census federal
poverty level information, a distressed county, a federally
designated zone or a renewal community," according to the
The $120-million mill is slated
to produce 300,000 tons of electric-resistance welded (ERW)
energy tubulars annually (
amm.com, April 30).
Prolamsa did not respond to a
request for comment.