Bull Moose Tube Co. has joined the list of companies planning to set up shop adjacent to Steel Dynamics’ new flat-rolled mill in Sinton, Texas. The tubing manufacturer announced plans to build a plant with an annual capacity of 350,000 tons to produce hollow structural sections (HSS) and sprinkler pipe. The new mill is expected to start production in early 2023.
“BMT is excited to build in Sinton, Texas, and partner with Steel Dynamics. It will expand our geographic footprint and allow us to better serve customers not only in the Southwest, West Coast and Mexico markets, but across the entire business,” said Tom Modrowski, Bull Moose president and CEO.
He called the new mill “transformational” in its wide range of product capabilities. It will produce tubing in sizes from 4” to 14” square, 5” to 18” round, up to 80 feet in length and thicknesses ranging from 0.187” to 0.750”. The SMS Group will provide the design, automation and implementation of the new mill.
“Expanding our capacity, capabilities and flexibility will increase BMT’s market share in large HSS sizes and ensure our continued and expanded leadership position in the sprinkler pipe market,” Modrowski added.
SDI expects to begin production on its new Texas EAF mill late this summer, which will offer a ready source of the flat-rolled steel BMT uses to make its pipe and tube products.
Bull Moose Tube, based in Chesterfield, Mo., is part of the Caparo Bull Moose group. The company operates from seven plants – six in the U.S. (Chicago Heights, Ill.; Elkhart, Ind.; Gerald, Mo.; Masury, Ohio; Trenton, Ga.; and Casa Grande, Ariz.) and one in Canada (Burlington, Ontario). The company offers one of the largest ranges of welded steel tubing in North America, serving such markets as construction, transportation, fire protection, and lawn and garden equipment.
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