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Atlas Tube to Bring 100 New Jobs to Blytheville

OCTOBER 14, 2005 - Posted at 2:17 p.m. CDT

 

BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Atlas Tube, Inc., the largest manufacturer of hollow structural sections in the world, announced plans this morning to build a new manufacturing facility in Blytheville.

The 450,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art plant will employ 100 people.

The facility will house two state-of-the-art tube mills capable of producing tubing from two-inch to 12-inch 5/8 wall and rounds up to 16 inches in diameter.  The company's total investment will be $55 million.  Construction will begin immediately.  Production is expected to begin in the the late summer of 2006, and the plant should be fully operational by the end of 2006.

Atlas tubing products have been utilized in construction of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Kennedy Space station's Apollo Center. 

The company will utilize steel produced at Nucor Steel of Arkansas' Hickman plant, located just northeast of Blytheville along the Mississippi River.

 

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