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Vallourec making steel tubes in Youngstown

By Bob Downing Published: November 6, 2012

From Crain's Cleveland Business:

 

By SCOTT SUTTELL
8:00 am, November 6, 2012

 

Vallourec, one of the world's largest makers of steel tubes for the energy market, said it has produced its first pipes at its new mill in Youngstown.

 

The mill, which has 350 employees, primarily will produce small-diameter Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) to support the long-term development of shale oil and gas exploitation in the United States, Vallourec said.

 

Following the piercing of the first billet last June 29 and the commissioning of mill's equipment, continuous production began Oct. 26. That puts the mill on schedule for sales to occur in the beginning of 2013, Vallourec said.

The company expects to produce 350,000 tons of seamless pipe per year in the Youngstown mill.

Pipe produced in the new Youngstown mill “can be equipped with the latest-generation premium connections dedicated to exploitation in demanding conditions,” Vallourec said.

Vallourec, based in France, employs more than 2,300 people in 19 manufacturing facilities and service operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Worldwide, it has 22,000 employees in 20 countries.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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