Tenaris celebrates three decades of excellence in Hickman, AR

Tenaris' mill in Hickman celebrates industrial milestone, 30 years of operations Tenaris

Tenaris is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its welded pipe mill in Hickman, Arkansas, and the restart of its Blytheville facility.

2023 marks an industrial milestone at the Hickman plant – three decades of operations. Since producing its first pipe in March 1993, the mill has been serving the energy industry with high quality welded pipe products, and, at the helm, a dedicated team.

“This has been an incredible run, 30 years, and the longevity of the mill, through the lows and highs of what is a cyclical industry, is a testament to the resilience of our team here in Arkansas,” said Luca Zanotti, Tenaris US President, who joined the employee base in Hickman to recognize the hard work that has led to this achievement.

Tenaris US President recognizes team at Hickman, AR, mill for milestone achievement. Tenaris

The mill has been a key part of the company’s US industrial framework. Even during the pandemic, operations slowed but never stopped at the plant.

Tenaris has invested approximately $275 million in the Hickman mill since 2006 in a wide range of projects to improve safety, quality, and process efficiency. In 2022, Tenaris started to scale up production at the Hickman plant that has led to the addition of about 350 new positions.

The latest part of the company’s ramp up is the restart of its Hickman North Campus, the Blytheville facility that formed part of the Ipsco Tubulars acquisition.  The North Campus, projected for a September start up, will support the company’s US operations by bringing additional heat treatment capacity online.

In addition to plant infrastructure and employee training and development, Tenaris has continued to strengthen its partnership with the community in Mississippi County where Tenaris has invested about $4.6 million in education-based programs since 2010 with the launch of its Academic Excellence Afterschool Program, and strategic donations. 

“The team set the bar high; I want to congratulate our employees for an incredible 30-year-run,” added Zanotti. “We will continue to build on this excellence and advance our vision to serve the energy sector through innovation, quality and differentiated products and services.”

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