Seamless pipe giant Tenaris is boosting production at its welded mill in Hickman in Arkansas in US, amid the company’s ongoing manufacturing growth across the US that it kick-started in early 2021. The mill is increasing manufacturing activity, producing a range of welded OCTG, including proprietary Wedge Series 400 connections, to support growing customer demand in the States. Tenaris US President Luca Zanotti said “Hot rolled coil prices have begun to drop following massive gains last year and customer demand continues to grow for domestically made pipe. These conditions make it the right time for a meaningful restart of welded production, part of the ramp up across the United States that began late 2020.”Activity at the Hickman plant had been maintained throughout 2020 and 2021 albeit at lower levels due the market downturn. During this period, employees in Hickman underwent cross training, enhancing skill sets in different areas of operations. Following improvements incorporated in the latter half of 2021 for a more efficient flow of the manufacturing processes, the mill will be steadily adding capacity and volumes in the coming months. Tenaris is looking to hire an additional 250 for the Hickman facility.