Canada's Nova Tube & Steel, LLC will install two new tube mills in Delta, Ohio. The new facility will produce hollow structural sections and standard pipe. The Montreal-based company will invest more than $70 million in the new facility.

“We are very excited to be back in the United States with a tube and pipe production facility. This strategic location in Northwest Ohio will help us serve our existing customer base more effectively and allow us to grow our business geographically," said Scott Jones, CEO of Nova Steel.

Founded in 1979, Nova Steel's operations include pickling, slitting, leveling and pipe and tube production as well as manufactured steel products including industrial racking and heavy fabricated attachments such as front loaders and excavators. The company supplies numerous industries including automotive, construction, mining, rail, agriculture, transportation and the defense sector.

In selecting Northwest Ohio for construction of the 250,000 square-foot plant, Mr. Jones pointed to several factors in the site decision. A primary advantage is Northwest Ohio’s proximity to excellent steel coil supply, with a North Star BlueScope facility less than one mile away from the site. Other factors include transportation advantages such as direct rail access and the heavy load limits on highways between Ohio, Michigan and Canada. Jones also emphasized the availability of suitable “ready to build” land in Fulton County as a major feature.