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Steel Pipe Company Reopens Plant in Conroe

The Tenaris plant is heat treating and finishing pipe from the company’s mill in Bay City

From lefto to right: Roberto DeHoyos, Tenaris Vice President of Public Affairs; Germán Curá, Vice Chairman, Tenaris Board of Directors; U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady; and Luca Zanotti, Tenaris President, USA tour the reopened plant in Conroe during an event held on October 19, 2018.

A steel pipe company has reopened a plant in Conroe after production was temporarily stopped in 2015 due to the collapse of the oil and gas market.

The company Tenaris has reactivated operations “as a result of improved market conditions and actions by the US government in support of domestic manufacturing,” according to a news release from the company. The company noted the 2015 closing of the Conroe plant was also motivated by record level imports of “unfairly traded oil country tubular goods.”

The Conroe mill is now heat treating and finishing pipe from Tenaris’ mill in Bay City, Texas, to support the ramp up of domestic production.

The company invested approximately $7 million to ready the plant for operations, including safety, training, equipment and systems upgrades.

“Our Conroe facility is playing an important role in the resurgence of US manufacturing,” said Luca Zanotti, Tenaris President USA, during an event held on October 19 that U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, Texas Senator Brandon Creighton, and Conroe Mayor Toby Powell also attended, along with community members and more than 100 employees.

 

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