Some good holiday news for approximately 50 Saultites and their families.
“We are looking to hire approximately 50 additional positions (at the Sault’s tube mill),” confirmed Jennifer Werbicki of Tenaris Global Services communications (Canada), in an email to SooToday Monday.
The reply comes amid reports within the community of more hirings at the Sault’s Tenaris mill.
“We remain cautiously optimistic as the market continues to recover and imports are trending downward. Tenaris Algoma Tubes is an important facility for us…currently, there are approximately 450 employees working at our Tenaris Algoma Tubes facility,” Werbicki wrote.
Such news is encouraging, as the tube mill has had its share of woes in recent times.
Low oil prices and a resulting decline in oil drilling activity in North America, along with dumping of foreign imports into Canada, led to the layoff of 510 Tenaris Algoma Tubes employees, beginning in waves in Dec. 2014.
The implementation of anti-dumping measures and a recovering market led to 240 tube mill workers being called back in May 2015, with conditions improving since.