Tenaris is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its welded pipe mill in Hickman, Arkansas, and the restart of its Blytheville facility. 2023 marks an industrial milestone at the Hickman plant – three decades of operations. Since producing its first pipe in March 1993, the mill has been serving the energy industry with high-quality welded pipe products, and, at the helm, a dedicated team.
The mill has been a key part of the company’s US industrial framework. Even during the pandemic, operations slowed but never stopped at the plant. Tenaris has invested approximately $275 million in the Hickman mill since 2006 in a wide range of projects to improve safety, quality, and process efficiency. In 2022, Tenaris started to scale up production at the Hickman plant which has led to the addition of about 350 new positions.
The latest part of the company’s ramp-up is the restart of its Hickman North Campus, the Blytheville facility that formed part of the Ipsco Tubulars acquisition. The North Campus, projected for a September start up, will support the company’s US operations by bringing additional heat treatment capacity online.
Courtesy of Tenaris.