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Vallourec will dedicate new state-of-the-art mill in Youngstown

Vallourec Star dedicated its new seamless pipe mill on June 12 in Youngstown.

First announced in February 2010 with an initial price tag of $650 million, the state-of-the-art facility, which cost more than $1 billion, was constructed in response to growing demand for small-diameter pipe used for hydraulic fracturing, a process that uses water, chemicals and sand to extract natural gas and oil from shale rock thousands of feet below the earth’s surface.

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