SAN ANTONIO — Alamo Tube Co. plans to build a $62.5 million pipe mill and finishing facility south of San Antonio to serve the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin oil and gas fields.
The privately held Houston company says will employ more than 200 workers.
The mill will be built at Alamo Junction Rail Park, a new 400-acre development in Elmendorf. Alamo Junction is served by both the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads.
Abbey Fives Bronx will supply the high-speed pipe rolling mill with U.S.-produced tube. Alamo Tube said its mill will produce 250,000 tons of oil field tubing yearly. It announced the project Tuesday night.
Alamo Junction Rail Park is located off Old Corpus Christi Road in Elmendorf. Part of the Eagle Ford-fueled rail boom, it’s geared for warehousing operations, manufacturing and oil field services such as crude oil storage and shipment, or the storage and shipment of sand used in hydraulic fracturing operations.