Oct. 31, 2012
Evraz Restarting Spiral Mill in Portland
Evraz North America plans to restart its Portland, Ore., spiral mill, which has been idled since July 2009. Once the installation of new equipment is completed in the first half of 2013, the company will hire up to 200 new employees.
Because of its proximity to the fast-growing Bakken and Western Canada oil and natural gas regions, as well as oil fields in the U.S. Rockies, Evraz Portland’s spiral mill is ideally positioned to supply pipe for exploration and transmission, the company claims.
“When we moved our corporate office to Chicago in 2010, I assured our employees, the citizens of Portland and public officials that Evraz remained committed to Portland and to Oregon,” says Mike Rehwinkel, CEO of Evraz North America. “Restarting this mill is evidence that we will continue to grow our business on the West Coast.”