The Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, visited Tenaris’s pipe manufacturing facility in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, and got a firsthand look at the construction progress of the company’s investments of more than $137M over the past two years.
This includes a new premium threading line, upgrades for sour service steel grades and other productivity improvements, now completed, and an $81M investment nearing completion that will transform its industrial footprint in the country.
Premier Ford, joined by Minister Greg Rickford, Minister Ross Romano, and Tenaris Institutional Relations Director, Dave McHattie, among other company executives, walked the plant to view the construction, which is about 80% complete, and interacted with Tenaris employees.
“The commitment that Tenaris has made to Sault Ste Marie is on full display here at their world class pipe manufacturing facility,” said Premier Doug Ford. “With our highly skilled workforce and plan to make Ontario the greatest jurisdiction in the world for business, we are confident that Tenaris will continue to grow their presence here for many years to come.”
Tenaris is finalizing its investment to centralize all its Canadian pipe manufacturing operations, integrating a new ERW line to the plants existing seamless production, under a single roof for greater efficiency in production, flexibility, reliability and in costs. The overall project will expand Tenaris’s product portfolio and improves safety, reliability, quality and efficiency through new technologies and automation, while strengthening its supply chain logistics.
“We are building on our 20-year history in Sault Ste Marie, transforming our facility to a hub for pipe manufacturing, creating more value for our customers and also for our community, where we are expanding our team and advancing local partnerships for sustainable growth. There is a great deal of opportunity ahead in energy and we are uniquely positioned to serve the Canadian market,” said Ricardo Prosperi, Tenaris President in Canada.
“We are growing our local production to best and competitively serve Canada’s oil and gas industry, and these investments have been made possible by the contributions from all orders of government, federal, provincial and municipal, and a shared vision to help advance Canada’s energy sector,” said Dave McHattie, Tenaris Institutional Relations Director.