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India-Based Global Seamless Tubes & Pipes Plans DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, Operations

India-based Global Seamless Tubes & Pipes, a manufacturer and exporter of carbon, alloy and stainless steel cold drawn and hot finish seamless tubes and pipes, plans to establish its first U.S. operations in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. The $35 million project is expected to create 135 jobs.

The new production facility will have advanced machinery that integrates both hot finishing and cold drawn manufacturing processes in the same unit, positioning the company to better meet growing demand and build a domestic supply chain for North American customers in engineering, oil and gas and power generation sectors. Operations are scheduled to begin by the end of the year.

“As a natural gas hub and a key player in the international energy supply chain, Louisiana is a natural choice for our second production facility, our first in the Western Hemisphere,” Global Seamless President A.R. Biswas said. “Global Seamless is dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality services and products, and this new plant will allow us to better serve those customers with a local supply chain.”

To secure the project the state of Louisiana offered Global Seamless an incentives package including the comprehensive workforce development solutions of LED FastStart. It also included a $1.25 million Performance-Based Matching Grant to be used for reimbursements of utility, road and facility improvement expenditures. The company is also expected to participate in Louisiana’s Quality Jobs program.

LED is dedicated to bringing jobs and economic opportunities to each and every corner of our state,” LED Secretary Susan B. Bourgeois noted. “This investment will promote growth in our rural communities while providing support to Louisiana’s oil and gas industry. I thank Global Seamless for investing in Louisiana and our skilled manufacturing workforce, and for recognizing the competitive advantages our state offers to expanding businesses.”

Global Seamless Tubes & Pipes, an eminent steel seamless piping mill in India, provides expertise in both hot-finishing and cold-drawn processes. The company manufactures a wide range of steel pipes for multiple industries.

“Few things in economic development are more satisfying than bringing back opportunity to an area that has lost jobs and a company,” North Louisiana Economic Partnership CEO Justyn Dixon added. “Doing that with a company like Global Seamless, which is making its first investment into the US here in north Louisiana, is even more exciting. Thanks again to LED and all the leadership in Desoto Parish and Mansfield for helping make this happen.”

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