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JDF/HDM Spiralweld Mill Officially Opens Its Doors in Houston

Written by Laura Miller

A new spiralweld pipe mill has officially opened its doors in Houston.

The JDF/HDM mill, a partnership between Houston-based JD Fields and Turkish pipe piling manufacturer HDM Çelik Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ, has been rolling pipe successfully for two months now. An official ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, to celebrate the opening of the facility at the Watco Greens Port Industrial Terminal.

JDF HDM Pipe Ribbon Cutting

“We could not be more excited to open this structural piling mill, which marks another significant step forward for this company as we continue to evolve our services from conventional steel distribution into the manufacturing sector,” said Jay Fields, president and CEO of The Fields Companies. “Importantly, this mill will create 60–70 quality manufacturing jobs and will be a major economic driver for the Houston region with its ability to produce tubular products for transportation, marine, and infrastructure foundation projects,” he added.

The mill, with an annual capacity of 30,000–40,000 tons of structural steel pipe piling, will handle structural fabrication as well as coatings for turnkey deliveries to jobsites. It has the unique capability to turn small-diameter, heavy-wall sizes that weren’t previously made in the US, the company said.

Installation of a second line to increase annual production to 60,000+ tons has already begun, Fields told SMU in an email.

The company expects demand for its product to remain strong. “We continue to receive inquiries for current and future projects to run the mill at capacity and have a very healthy backlog. We do not forecast this to change over the next several years,” Fields said.

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