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Forza to Build Mill in Brownsville

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Forza Steel is investing $60 million to build a new manufacturing facility at the Port of Brownsville in Texas. The Mexican company, which specializes in the manufacture of carbon steel pipe, plans to install equipment in July to begin rolling mill operations.

For more than 20 years, Forza Steel has serviced the Mexican and U.S.  steel markets from its manufacturing facility located in Salinas Victoria, Nuevo León. The company selected the Port of Brownsville to enhance operations in the U.S. by getting closer to their customer base to close gaps in the supply chain, the company said.

“The Port of Brownsville is the perfect location for Forza Steel’s entry into the American market. The location from Monterrey to Brownsville is ideal,” said Isidro Cantu, general manager for Forza Steel USA. “Forza Steel is very excited to be part of the Brownsville community and grow.”

The new 650,000-square-foot facility will manufacture steel pipes and tubes for the automotive, construction, and oil and gas industries.

“We are excited to expand our role in the steel industry as a major gateway for steel in both Mexico and the United States,” said Port of Brownsville Director and CEO Eduardo A. Campirano. “Our multimodal logistics allow companies to optimize the movement of goods via rail, truck and water to save time and money.”

The facility is located along State Highway 48 and will feature an automated tarping station to increase safety while loading cargo. The company plans to bring in 260,000 metric tons of steel a year while outputting 240,000 tons annually.