May 10, 2012
TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has begun development of a 69,000-sq.-ft. facility in Odessa, Texas. Consisting of two main buildings, the new facility will host ULTRA™ Premium connection manufacturing, including both pipe preprocessing and threading.
The site, projected to be fully operational by the end of 2012, will streamline the company's Premium operations, which are currently spread out over many sites and buildings. Equipment in the new construction will include quality labs, laser length measuring systems, a bar code pipe tracking system, climate-controlled operations, and modern employee amenities.
The site will contain three pipe threading lines and one tubing line that will maintain the plant's current capabilities of 2.375 to 13.375 in.