200 New Jobs Coming to Norfolk
NORFOLK - It’s hard to decide which announcement is more exciting for Norfolk – a Texas tubular products company is building a new plant just north of the city AND Black Hills Energy is increasing the area’s natural gas capacity by 50 percent. Both announcements were made this morning at a news conference in the Governor’s office in Lincoln. Max Tejeda, CEO of Tejas Tubular Products, talked about the plant that will be built in Madison County, along the Northeast Industrial Highway near Nucor Steel. The plant will employ about 200 workers and provide another market for steel produced by Nucor. Dirk Petersen, general manager of Nucor, helped bring Tejas to the area. He says failure was simply not an option, but in order for the plant to locate here the natural gas capacity needed to increase.Tejada says construction on the Tejas Tubular Products plant will begin in March or April, with the plant totally operational by the last quarter of 2015. He says a third phase in the project could mean even more jobs. And Petersen says the increased natural gas capacity makes it possible for more industries to locate in the Norfolk area.