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Construction is coming along on the new $975 million Benteler Steel mill at the Port of Caddo-Bossier. The manufacturer broke ground on the first phase in September. Benteler Steel is expected bringMore >>
Construction is coming along on the new $975 million Benteler Steel mill at the Port of Caddo-Bossier.More >>
Governor Bobby Jindal stopped in Shreveport Monday afternoon to welcome Benteler Steel Project to the area. Benteler Steel will set up shop in Northwest Louisiana.More >>
Governor Bobby Jindal stopped in Shreveport Monday afternoon to welcome Benteler Steel to the area as the manufacturer broke ground on the first phase of the $975 million mill at the Port of Caddo-Bossier.More >>
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At least 350 people are on the job at the new Benteler Steel and Tube Mill at the Port of Caddo-Bossier.
Construction started in May 2013, and Benteler broke ground on the first phase, a steel tube rolling facility, in September 2013. Plant operations started up last month once that phase was completed. The manufacturer is now in the process of ramping up production.
A second building will take several years to complete.
Benteler eventually plans to hire a total of 675 full-time employees, once their facility reaches full capacity. They say hiring and training is "on track."
The $975 million plant is the first project of its kind that the company has built outside of Germany.
The company also built a 65,000 square foot manufacturing training facility the campus of Bossier Parish Community College. The $21 million Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology opened in November 2014.
About Benteler Steel/Tube
Benteler Steel/Tube is a specialist in the manufacturing and processing of seamless hot-rolled steel tubes, and seamless cold-drawn precision steel tubes, serving international customers in the automotive, OCTG/line pipe, heat transfer, hydraulics/precision engineering, and construction sectors. Read more about the company here.