Youngstown tube mill pierces its first shell

06/07/2012 - United States, Oil & gas, OCTG
The new Vallourec plant in Youngstown,Ohio, has just achieved a key step in its ramp up with the first piercing.

Teams are now working to start up the new FQM rolling mill. The piercing of the first shell comes at a time when Vallourec celebrates V & M Star’s anniversary, ten years after acquiring the company. V & M Star now has over 1,000 employees and is a leading producer of seamless pipes with locations in Muskogee (Oklahoma), Houston (Texas) and Youngstown (Ohio). The new rolling mill will produce small diameters tubes to supply the booming shale oil and gas market in North America.

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