Tenaris welcomes Arkansas governor to local facility


Governor Beebe meets with Hernán Brondino, the plant’s Operations Director (left) and, Germán Curá Regional Manager – North America (right) before touring the facility in Blytheville, Arkansas

November 29, 2012

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe met with leadership at Tenaris’s welded facility in Blytheville, Arkansas on November 26. Led by Germán Curá, North America Regional Manager, the governor’s inaugural visit to the mill included discussion about trade issues, investments and the company’s involvement in the local community. 

Since Tenaris began manufacturing operations in the United States six years ago, the company has invested more than $200 million in the region. Investments in the Blytheville location, the largest plant for Tenaris in North America, have been a major focus. In addition, the company founded the Tenaris Academic Excellence Afterschool Program in partnership with the Blytheville Public Schools.

Throughout the meeting, Curá emphasized Tenaris’s commitment to the local community and industry through investment and resources, while highlighting the company’s global programs and multicultural workforce. Local community partners joined the meeting as well.

“Tenaris is a company that buys, not sells,” Curá said. “We are committed to Arkansas and the Blytheville community and are very pleased with what we have been able to achieve with this facility. We are happy to be here.”

Gov. Beebe commented that what Tenaris has been able to do is “impressive, and the state appreciates what the company has done.”

 The Governor later spoke at the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon and told the crowd of almost 200 people about his visit to Tenaris’s welded facility.  “I just made my first trip to Tenaris and they have created a magnificent operation out there,” said Beebe. “Their work with the school district and ANC [Arkansas Northeastern College] is impressive and what they are doing is an asset to the community.“

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