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