Axis Breaks Ground For Pipe, Tube Plant

October 2013, Vol. 240 No. 10

Officials of Axis Pipe and Tube Inc., The Prolamsa Group and state and local officials participated in groundbreaking ceremonies in Bryan, TX for a pipe and tube facility. The company will invest more than $150 million in the plant.

The plant will produce more than 300,000 tons a year of energy-related tubular products and begin production by mid-2014, employing more than 285 people at full capacity. The 183-acre site will produce electric resistance welded (ERW) pipe in diameters up to 16 inches with wall thicknesses up to 0.625 inch.

The plant will be fully integrated with a slitting line, mill, finishing floor and heat treatment facilities, and will have the capability to produce a wide range of API grades. The facility will operate as Axis Pipe and Tube Inc., a division of The Prolamsa Group.