Evraz to Expand Portland Tubular Operations
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.