BENTELER invests $21 million to build new metal processing plant in Louisiana 

BENTELER invests $21 million to build new metal processing plant in Louisiana 

May 30, 2024
The project will expand the company’s presence at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Louisiana.

BENTELER Steel/Tube Manufacturing Corporation has announced plans to build a new threading facility for hot rolled seamless steel tubes. The project will expand the company’s presence at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Louisiana. The company, which specializes in metal processing, will invest $21 million into the project, creating 49 new jobs for the surrounding area. BENTELER hopes the project will allow the company to streamline supply chains for customers in the oil and gas, energy and engineering sectors. Construction on the new facility begins in April and includes the installation of a threading line focused on threaded and coupled connections. A second threading line is planned for 2026. To aid the project, BENTELER will receive a competitive incentives package from the state, which includes the comprehensive workforce development solutions of LED FastStart. The company is also expected to participate in the state’s Quality Jobs program. 

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Kai Christian Zimmermann, Executive Vice President North America BENTELER Steel/Tube, said, “I’m excited that we are extending our vertical integration for Oil Country Tubular Good products in Shreveport with this threading facility. This will enable us to be even closer to our end-customers and our distributors. It is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to the industry and the region. Together with our partners, we will provide finished casing from the mill directly to the drilling locations. We will be able to reach both the Mid-Continent region and Rockies more competitively.” 

Manufacturers investing in Louisiana

RoyOMartin invests $30 million to update its timber manufacturing facility in Louisiana 
RoyOMartin plans to add new components to its hydraulic press and complete planned maintenance projects.

Pipe and tube manufacturer invests $35 million to open first U.S. facility in Louisiana 
Operation at the new plant is expected to begin by the end of the year. 

Automation manufacturer invests $4.2 million to expand operations in Louisiana 
The new plant will feature a crane spanning the length of the facility, automated valve assembly work cells, vertical warehousing and a sensor assembly area.

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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