Dura-Bond Industries has purchased the former USS McKeesport Tubular operations. The former ERW mill was idled in 2014 eliminating around 260 positions.
This asset will be a great addition to Dura-Bond’s pipe making abilities. Now able to service the smaller diameter line pipe market in addition to larger 24-44″ diameter pipe making in Steelton, PA, with coating facilities nearby.
U.S. Steel idled the McKeesport mill because of the downturn in the oil and gas industry and a crush of cheap imports from overseas producers. More than half of the oil and gas pipe used domestically is imported.
“There is renewed optimism in the country for domestic manufacturing.” Jason Norris, President.