U. S. Steel Tubular Products announced that it will exit the drawn-over-mandrel (DOM) tubular products business and close the DOM lines at its Texas Operations Division in Lone Star, TX.

In 2008, USS Tubular Products shipped about 50,000 tons of DOM products, which accounted for less than 3% of its tubular shipments for the year. All current booked orders will be produced and shipped consistent with original commitments. DOM products are used by automotive manufacturers, mining operations, fluid power component manufacturers and steel service centers.