AMERICAN Steel Pipe plans new processing facility

AMERICAN Steel Pipe, a division of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, is expanding its steel pipe operations with the addition of a processing facility to its North Mill.
The facility will cost more than $55 million to construct. AMERICAN manufactures electric-resistance-welded (ERW) steel pipe in diameters from 10.75” to 20” in its South Mill, and 16” to 24” in its North Mill. AMERICAN produces ERW pipe up to 84ft in length for the oil and gas industries.
The new, 150,000-square-foot facility, to be constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie, will house state-of-the-art testing equipment including two hydrotesters, two ultrasonic testing machines and a new end facing system to bevel the ends of the pipe.
 The current processing facility will be decoupled from the North Mill and adjoined to the plant’s South Mill, doubling its processing capacity.
Jon Noland, division sales manager for AMERICAN Steel Pipe, said, “By doubling our processing capacity for both mills, it’s feasible we could double our output; that would mean an annual capacity of around 700,000 net tons.” The expansion is slated for completion in 2014.
The company is also making other upgrades to its North Mill, including a new marking system, steel skelp leveller, weld stand, flying cut-off and seam annealers.
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