Leading provider of OCTG, Line Pipe, and associated services in US Tex Isle Inc announced plans to open a new steel tubular mill located in Robstown in Texas in the 3rd quarter of 2021. The mill will be housed in a 60,000 square foot facility, bringing the company's total under roof to 250,000 square feet, and is designed to produce steel tubes from 2.375- 8.625 inches OD. Overall, the facility will have the ability to produce 350,000 tons per year, of which, 250,000 tons is slated for API material with the remaining 100,000 tons reserved for structural products. The Greenfield project will be adjacent to the company's current OCTG heat treating, inspection, and threading facility in Robstown. When complete, the mill will build on Tex-Isle's Asset Based Distribution model and provide feedstock to its other facilities. The mill will add to Tex-Isle's growing footprint in the coastal bend area and bring Tex-Isle's total capital investment in the region to nearly USD 100 million. The addition of structural tubulars will deliver much needed supply to the rapidly growing Corpus Christi and South Texas regions.
The project is another step for Tex-Isle in an ongoing effort to be a leader in the industrywide push for greater ESG stewardship The facility is designed to run on 100% electric technology; allowing for the use of renewable energy to power the mill. In addition to all electric manufacturing, the pipe mill's raw material, hot-rolled coil, will be supplied by manufacturers using EAF technology, which produce their product from as much as 85% recycled material.
Tex-Isle is a third generation, family owned business, founded by Mr Hans Kayem in 1959 as a distributor of oil country tubular goods and line pipe. In 2009 Tex-Isle embarked on a vertical integration initiative, which, over the past decade has included the creation of two new divisions: Tex-Isle Coating in George West in Texas and Tex-Isle Processing in Robstown in Texas.