Evraz Group plans to expand Evraz Inc. NA’s structural
tubing facility in Portland, Ore., to add capacity to manufacture American
Petroleum Institute certified (API) pipe. This multi-million dollar investment is
scheduled for completion by August 2012 and will bring the mill’s total
capacity from 120,000 short tons up to 250,000 short tons of API pipe and
structural squares, rounds and rectangles. Evraz will supply steel for the API
pipe from its sister steel mill next door. The facility will continue to
support the structural tubing market in addition to the new OCTG product line.