JD Fields and HDM Tubes Building Spiralweld Mill in Texas

JD Fields & Company, a leading U.S. steel products distributor for oil & gas pipeline and civil infrastructure, is continuing its path into steel manufacturing, announcing plans for JDF/HDM Spiralweld Mill in Sinton, Texas. The facility represents a material partnership between Houston-based JD Fields and the integrated Turkish manufacturing company HDM Tubes LTD, one of the top pipe piling producers.

Spiralwelded pipe
Spiralwelded pipe

JDF and HDM formed a partnership in 2012 to successfully supply contractors and owners spiralwelded pipe for marine piling and deep foundation applications throughout North America, Canada, and the Caribbean. The two companies formed their latest joint venture to bring the spiralweld manufacturing capabilities to North America while creating up to 50 quality manufacturing jobs in the region. The JDF/HDM Spiralweld mill will become a highly efficient source for heavy civil and marine pile foundation projects when completed in late 2021.

“HDM has been a perfect manufacturing partner for us over the past several years,” said Jay Fields, President and COO of JD Fields & Company. “This was a prime opportunity for both of our companies to branch out together to create something unique right here in the United States.”

The JD Fields HDM SpiralWeld mill represents HDM’s first venture in the U.S., giving both companies the ability to manufacture wall thicknesses currently unavailable in the marketplace from other domestic manufacturers. The Sinton location will primarily serve North American markets delivering high quality, low-cost steel piling via truck, rail and barge to US DOT, Buy American, private, and commercial projects.

The mill will provide tubular products for transportation, marine and infrastructure foundation projects as well as other related specialty structural steel. These diverse capabilities from a domestic producer will be a welcomed option to meet the engineering specifications often required by FHWA, DOT, USACOE and NAVFAC agencies as well as public and private port authorities.               

“Over the past 35 years, we have established ourselves as a foremost supplier of steel foundation systems and solutions,” Fields said. “Those experiences and successes have led our business model down this path of vertical integration as a manufacturer, and we could not have a better partner than our good friends at HDM.”

Construction on the new mill will begin in the next few months at the Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) steel production facility in Sinton, one of only a few downstream campus partners on the domestic steel giant’s 2,600-acre campus. A location at the source of the coil production will offer numerous efficiencies and manufacturing advantages. Furthermore, campus neighbor and steel processor JM Steel has agreed to slit coil for the joint venture pipe producer. 

The new spiralweld mill will further increase JD Field’s production and fabrication capabilities to continue supplying top-quality niche steel products with better domestic options for contractors and engineers.

HDM’s proprietary spiralweld mill technology offers advantages to rolling smaller diameters in heavy wall thicknesses. The mill will also produce rolled & welded cans, offer structural fabrication, and coatings for turnkey deliveries to the jobsite.

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