As part of his recent nine-day business development mission in India, Governor Greg Abbott visited JSW Group Global Headquarters in Mumbai, India, and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to develop and augment the steel industry in Texas. With the agreement, JSW Steel (USA) Inc. has agreed to consider a $500 million investment to develop its steel manufacturing infrastructure in Baytown, TX. The investment will be used to expand the company’s Plate & Pipe Mill unit. The company has been offered a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $3.4 million.
“The Memorandum signed by Greg Abbott and JSW USA is part of our long term strategy to enhance our U.S. footprint,” said Parth Jindal of JSW Group. “It reiterates our commitment to stay invested and grow in the U.S. market. It also provides JSW USA an opportunity to participate in USA’s infrastructure development and job creation priorities. Access to natural gas at extremely economical prices and the abundant availability of scrap steel in Texas make conditions very conducive for manufacturing through the Electric Arc Furnace route. JSW Steel (USA) Inc. wishes to create a world class fully integrated steel complex that will bring precision manufacturing of high quality steel plate and pipe to Texas, USA.”
JSW USA operates one of the widest steel plate & pipe mills in North America. Strategically located in Baytown, the unit services the needs of U.S. energy, petrochemicals, defense and other heavy equipment industries that need high quality carbon plate.
“JSW’s motto is ‘Better Everyday,’ and that’s the same approach we take in Texas,” said Gov. Abbott. “The $500 million investment from JSW Steel to expand its operations in Texas shows what we can achieve when we work to be better every single day. Made in Texas is a powerful label, and I thank JSW for investing in our great state. We look forward to forging an even stronger partnership and continuing economic and job growth in the Lone Star State.”
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