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JDF/HDM Spiralweld Mill to Kick Off Operations in June

Written by Laura Miller

Production is revving up at the new JDF/HDM spiral-weld pipe mill in Houston, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for later in June.

spiral weld pipeOriginally slated to be built on or near the campus of Steel Dynamics Inc.’s new sheet mill in Sinton, Texas, joint venture partners JD Fields and Turkey’s HDM Steel Pipe opted for new construction plans after numerous challenges and delays stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The joint venture mill is now being built at the recently-leased 130,000-square-foot building at the Greens Port Industrial Park on the Houston Ship Channel. The site offers existing overhead cranes, as well as inbound and outbound access to water, rail, and truck transport.

The new pipe mill is forecast to annually produce 30,000–40,000 tons of structural pipe piling to serve the heavy civil and marine markets in North America. The site has the capacity and space to add another line and grow to 60,000 tons per year as the market demands. Onsite fabrication and coating services will be available to reduce handling and transport costs as well as delivery times.

JD Fields told SMU that the mill will have the unique capability to turn small-diameter, heavy-wall sizes that are not currently made in the US.

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