Maruichi Plans Washington Mill
Maruichi American Corporation, a subsidiary of Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd., based in Japan, is looking into constructing a structural steel tubing mill in Washington. The mill, which would be built at the Port of Vancouver and would be the third United States location for Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd., is expected to be constructed starting this spring, with environmental and engineering work speculated to be completed in the winter, and it would be ready for operations by the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016.
The mill would make structural and ornamental tubing, expecting to range from small diameter to large diameter products. The facility is predicted to provide 50 jobs once the plant is fully-operational. The Port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners reviewed the plan for the 160,000 square-foot facility on 9.6 acres in October before approving it. The location of the mill will be in a prime location at an industrial site adjacent to the Columbia River, with both highway and railroad access. Maruichi American Corporation is planning on investing $30 million dollars into the constriction and completion of the Maruichi Northwest mill.