One of the best ways of gauging the strength of an industrial economy is watching the return of the steel industry. As the shale revolution continues to evolve in the U.S. and eventually Canada, owners of steel mills are restarting furnaces, expanding and building new facilities to fashion the new pipelines that will carry oil and natural gas to market.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was awarded a contract to provide project management consulting services for a new pipe rolling mill near Corpus Christi for Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation (TPCO), a global leader in the manufacture of seamless pipe.
There might be better times to open a pipe mill, but don’t tell that to the folks at Welspun, the India-based conglomerate that cut the ribbon on its $150 million plant in the Arkansas city of Little Rock last April.
Welspun Gujarat Stahl Rohren Ltd. (WGSRL), commissioned its first manufacturing facility outside of India in Little Rock, AR on April 29.