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Paris, Texas, welcomed Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, for a groundbreaking ceremony for American SpiralWeld in Paris, Texas.

American SpiralWeld Pipe Company, LLC (ASWP), a subsidiary of American Cast Iron Pipe Company, is expanding its spiral-weld operations to Paris, Texas. ASWP estimates making a substantial initial capital investment in pipe making technology in the range of $70 million to $90 million. The company plans to initially staff the plant with approximately 60 employees.

In April, the Paris City Council unanimously approved the Paris Economic Development Corporation’s (PEDC) request to offer a $2.5 million incentive package to ASWP.  On September 24, the Paris City Council approved the Master Agreement between the PEDC, the City of Paris and ASWP.

Following the ceremony, eExtra News had an exclusive interview with Abbott.

Click below to watch the video.