Vallourec Star LP is considering building an $81.5-million
pipe-threading facility with two lines on the former site of
the U.S. Steel Corp. works in Youngstown, Ohio, according to
David Bozanich, finance director for the city.
"Theyre in the
final stages of deciding whether theyre wanting to go
forward with this or not," Bozanich told AMM, adding
that the decision will be made in the next 90 days.
Bozanich said planned
construction time for the facility, which is near Vallourec
Stars Youngstown steelmaking complex and would employ
about 84 people, is about 16 months.
France-based Vallourec SA, Vallourec Stars parent
company, which has steelmaking facilities and two oil country
tubular goods (OCTG) mills in Youngstown and can produce about
1 million tonnes of predominantly seamless OCTG in North
America, declined to comment.
Vallourec Star has threading facilities in Houston and