Tex-Isle Inc., headquartered in Houston, has announced plans to open a new tube steel mill in Texas. The plant, which will be located in Robstown, is due to begin operations in the third quarter of this year. The facility will be built adjacent to an existing 60,000 square foot OCTG heat treatment, inspection and cutting facility.
The new mill will bring the company’s total investment in the region to nearly $ 100 million, according to a company press release. He noted that the Robstown tube mill will supply its other facilities. The opening of the mill marks the successful completion of a vertical integration initiative launched in 2009.
The plant will be able to produce steel pipes with outside diameters ranging from 2.375 “to 8.625”. Of the 350,000 tons of pipes he intends to produce annually, 250,000 tons will be for materials from the American Petroleum Institute, and the remaining 100,000 tons will be reserved for building materials.
Billy Sias, Business Development Manager for Tex-Isle, noted that the location of the new facility has several strategic advantages. It is 20 minutes from Corpus Christi Deepwater Port. In addition, the opening of a new state-of-the-art EAF steel plant by Steel Dynamics in Sinton will further strengthen the supply chain, he added.
The new plant is in line with the company’s commitment to expanding its manufacturing capabilities while reducing its carbon footprint.