Steel pipe maker Tenaris plans to invest $600,000 to upgrade its IT and automation facilities at its Conroe, Texas plant to increase its output and efficiencies.
The company said in a Mar 24 media statement that it also plans to add 140 people to its heat treatment and finishing operations at the plant. The additional workforce will help the Conroe plant in supporting processing volumes from Tenaris’ Bay City, Texas’ seamless mill, which will be operating at full capacity in the near term.
Luca Zanotti, US president for Tenaris, said that the ramp-up of operations at Conroe was the first step towards expanding its reach and strengthening its supply chain in the US. The pipe manufacturer indicated that a large part of the $600,000 investment will go towards upgrading the plant’s Rig Direct technology to offer tracking and traceability proficiencies.