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BENTELER Steel/Tube Manufacturing Expands Port of Caddo-Bossier, Louisiana, Operations

BENTELER Steel/Tube Manufacturing Corporation, a specialist in metal processing, plans to expand its operations at the Port of Caddo-Bossier, Louisiana. The $21 million project is expected to create 49 jobs.

The investment will include the construction of a new threading facility for hot rolled seamless steel tubes. Construction is scheduled to begin by the end of April.

“I’m excited that we are extending our vertical integration for Oil Country Tubular Good products in Shreveport with this threading facility,” said Kai Christian Zimmermann, Executive Vice President North America BENTELER Steel/Tube. “This will enable us to be even closer to our end-customers and our distributors. It is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to the industry and the region. Together with our partners, we will provide finished casing from the mill directly to the drilling locations. We will be able to reach both the Mid-Continent region and Rockies more competitively.”

The project is being supported by an incentives package including the comprehensive workforce development solutions of LED FastStart. The company is also expected to participate in the state’s Quality Jobs program.

“Economic development projects like this don’t only benefit the state’s economy through investment and job creation, but also by providing support to key industries in our state,” Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Susan B. Bourgeois noted. “I thank BENTELER for seeing and utilizing Louisiana’s unique business advantages, like our port system and skilled manufacturing workforce, and reaffirming its commitment to our state and our people.”

BENTELER serves customers in automotive technology, the energy sector and mechanical engineering. The company’s Shreveport facility currently manufactures a wide range of products including drill pipe, tubing, line pipe, structural pipe, couplingstock and casing.

“BENTELER’s continued growth and expansion at the Port of Caddo-Bossier is a sign of a healthy business ecosystem in northwest Louisiana,” North Louisiana Economic Partnership President and CEO Justyn Dixon added. “We’re extremely excited about this announcement and what the future holds for BENTELER and The Port of Caddo-Bossier.”

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