A lot more pipes

The Shaw Group plans to construct a new industrial pipe and structural steel fabrication facility in Matamoras, Mexico.

Shaw will fabricate custom piping systems and structural steel at the new 370,000 square feet facility, which is expected to be the company’s largest.

The planned facility is expected to be in operation by early 2008. Shaw also plans to add additional work shifts at certain existing facilities as part of its capacity expansion program.

‘With this facility in operation, combined with other expansion strategies we are engaged in, Shaw will increase its pipe fabrication and manufacturing volume capacity by approximately 50% from 2005,’ said J.M. Bernhard, Jr, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Shaw.

Shaw’s fabrication expansion program is expected to significantly increase its capacity to address the current and expected increase in demand for piping and structural steel fabrication from the fossil power, nuclear power, refining and petrochemical markets, as well as Canadian oil sands projects.

A Fortune 500 company with nearly $5b in annual revenues, Shaw is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and employs approximately 25,000 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.