• Steel tube manufacturer to invest $6 million in first U.S. production facility 
  • Memphis to gain nearly 130 new jobs through project  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter and MSS Steel Tubes USA LLC officials announced today the company will invest $6 million to locate its first U.S. production facility in Memphis, Tennessee.  

MSS Steel Tubes will create 129 new jobs in Shelby County as the company establishes manufacturing operations in an existing facility on Outland Road.  

The Memphis location will position MSS Steel Tubes to better serve its U.S. customer base of solar panel manufacturers by providing a more cost-effective and efficient way to meet and exceed both production and delivery times. 

MSS Steel Tubes USA LLC is a subsidiary of MSS Steel Tubes SA, which is based in Portugal, with a participation from Metalogalva Group, from Portugal, and Soufer Group, from Brazil. Once MSS Steel Tubes becomes operational in Tennessee, Metalogalva Group will employ more than 1,800 people across its production facilities in four continents. 

Since 2018, TNECD has supported 70 economic development projects in Shelby County, resulting in approximately 9,200 job commitments and $3 billion in capital investment.  

“Our strong business climate and unmatched workforce make Tennessee the ideal place for global manufacturers like MSS Steel Tubes to thrive. I thank this company for its commitment to job creation across Memphis and look forward to this company’s continued success.” – Gov. Bill Lee 

“Centrally located in the Southeast and a hub for logistics, we can’t think of a better location for MSS Steel Tubes’ first U.S. production facility than Memphis, Tennessee. We appreciate MSS Steel Tubes for placing its confidence in Shelby County and look forward to the growth and prosperity that this project will bring to the region.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter 

“We are excited to open this new plant in Memphis and contribute to the development of the region and becoming part of the local community. Our business relies heavily on fast, affordable and reliable transportation, and Memphis is uniquely positioned to meet our requirements. This region is a destination of choice for manufacturers, and we believe that we will find locally the answer to a wide range of ancillary needs to our industrial activity.” Margarida Caetano, CFO, Metalogalva Group 

“I celebrate this news of another large economic investment coming to Memphis and Shelby County. We are on a roll, and this is another piece of great news for our local economy.”Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris 

“We’re so happy to welcome MSS Steel Tubes to Memphis. Bringing good jobs to our community is always a top priority, and with this announcement, that’s exactly what we’re doing. Thank you to MSS Steel Tubes and their team for this investment in Memphis.” – Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland  

“TVA and MLGW congratulate MSS Steel Tubes on its decision to establish operations and create new job opportunities in Memphis. Supporting companies, like MSS Steel Tubes, that create jobs and investment in the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Greater Memphis Chamber, Memphis Shelby County EDGE and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and celebrate this announcement together.” John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development 

“American manufacturing is experiencing a revival, and MSS Steel Tubes is bringing that energy and those good jobs to Memphis. We are proud to partner with them as we grow the jobs of the future right here in Tennessee.” Sen. London Lamar (D-Memphis) 

“We’re excited about the announcement by MSS Steel Tubes to come to Memphis. With the promise of more than 100 jobs and the company’s $6 million investment, this is a great news for South Memphis. I would like to thank MSS Steel Tubes and the local and state officials who worked to make this possible, and I would like to encourage the company to work with our growing minority and women-owned businesses to the extent that they can.” Rep. Joe Towns, Jr. (D-Memphis) 

About Metalogalva Group
Founded in 1971, the company Metalogalva – Irmãos Silvas S.A. is the oldest company of the VigentGroup and has industrial companies in four continents (Europe, South and North America, Africa, and Middle East) and industrial units in 17 locations in nine different countries, occupying a total area of more than 200.000m², having near 2000 employees. The reputation of Metalogalva exceeds its size, the result of sustained and continuous improvement, and dynamic carrier development of its people, are key factors in a globalization era, generating new challenges and opportunities. Metalogalva Group’s mission is to produce steel structures, consistently delivering the best products, maintaining the highest levels of service, and promoting responsible business and environmental management, welfare, motivation, and safety of employees. Achieving maximum productivity, ensuring high quality standards for customer satisfaction, based on a culture of research, development, and innovation of their products. 

For more information about Metalogalva visit https://metalogalva.pt/en/  

About Soufer
Founded in 1966, Soufer Industrial Ltda. is a company of the Soufer Group. Dedicated to the manufacture of steel products, tubes, sheets, profiles, metal tiles, thermo-acoustic tiles for varied and usual applications, it also develops innovative solutions in the use of steel products in Brazil for industrial, agro-industrial, and civil construction areas. Soufer’s history is marked by serious and quality work, which allowed the company to create and acquire new technologies and companies, expanding its range of activity. Today has units in Brazil, in the states of São Paulo (São João da Boa Vista) and Minas Gerais (Cambuí), Rio de Janeiro (Pinheiral). The Soufer Group participates in a joint venture in Portugal to manufacture tubes, our brand present in Europe. Soufer serves all Brazilian and international markets, exporting its products to South America, Africa, and Central America. Soufer is a consolidated brand in the market that, with the constant improvement of its logistics system and high-quality standards, strengthens its commitment to customers, suppliers, representatives, and society, on a daily basis, developing a work of partnership and trust as strong as the raw material used in its business. 

For more information about Soufer visit https://www.soufer.com.br/empresa  

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Like us on Facebook. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. 

TNECD Media Contact
Lindsey Tipton
Public Information Officer
(615) 339-6608
[email protected]  


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