TO BUILD $60 MILLION STEEL PIPE MILL
(St. Louis Business
Louis, Missouri - November 16, 2007 -- St. Louis-based Stupp
Bros., a holding company for several businesses, has a new
manufacturing facility in its development pipeline.
company's Stupp Corp. division plans to build a $60 million steel
pipe-making mill on its pipe-manufacturing campus in Baton Rouge,
La. The new facility, which is expected to be completed in
early 2009, will make products of a larger diameter than the company
can currently produce, according to Stupp Bros. President John
Stupp, Jr. With the new 220,000-square-foot mill, the company
will be able to produce pipe up to 60 inches in diameter. It
currently makes products up to 24 inches in diameter.
products are used in building pipelines for the natural gas and oil
currently a boom of larger piping projects being built around the
country, and it's having to be imported from countries like India,
Italy, Turkey and Greece," Stupp said. "With this new
facility, we should be able to make a competitive product for
clients, with a lot fewer logistical challenges."