Tejas Tubular, a Texas-based manufacturer of Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) in the petroleum industry, announced today that it was expanding operations to Norfolk, Nebraska.
The company will add 200 jobs over the next several years.
“We’re impressed with Nebraska’s fiscally-conservative approach to doing business,” said Max Tejeda, owner of Tejas Tubular Products, Inc. “The City of Norfolk also was instrumental in convincing us to locate here. "
Construction is expected to begin on the new 350,000 sq. ft. facility in this year with completion projected by the third quarter of 2015.
Tejas Tubular is a primary supplier to oil and gas producers throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Securing additional natural gas capacity to Norfolk also was key to the success of this project. Black Hills Energy has been working with the city of Norfolk to ensure that Tejas Tubular has the natural gas supply it needs, by adding a new natural gas line to increase reliability and supply to northeast Nebraska.
The approximately 50 mile-long Northeast Nebraska line will increase the natural gas supply by more than 50% and connect to Northern Natural Gas Company’s interstate pipeline, allowing northeast Nebraska to receive gas from multiple interstate pipelines.
Tejas Tubular will apply for incentives under the Nebraska Advantage Tier six that requires a minimum investment of $109 million and 50 jobs. Additionally, the State of Nebraska is investing $1.4 million from its Site and Building Development Fund, and the City of Norfolk has earmarked $3.6 million in funds for the project.
The State’s Site and Building Development Fund provides financial assistance for such eligible activities as infrastructure development and improvements, and other preapproved costs. The Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act, allows communities to use local tax dollars for economic development.