Tenaris will restart select areas of its mill in Conroe, Texas, following a three-year suspension of operations. At this stage, the mill will support the company’s ramp-up of seamless activity in the U.S. with the heat treatment and finishing of pipe products. At Conroe, Tenaris pipe products will be heat treated and then finished, which includes threading, inspecting, testing, stenciling and prepping the pipe before being dispatched.

In preparation for the restart, which is expected to take place by September, Tenaris will form a team of more than 100 employees, both internal and external hires. These workers will be trained to operate the two areas of production, bring equipment back online and perform tests to ensure the lines are operating as required. Tenaris will also hire approximately 150 additional personnel for its seamless pipe mill in Bay City, Texas, and its threading facility in Houston to support the production ramp-up.