Blytheville welded pipe mill lays off 74 employees Kait 8 BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - Operations are halted at a welded pipe mill in Blytheville, laying off 74 employees. Tenaris announced Thursday operations the IPSCO welded pipe were suspended Thursday. The move follows the decision made by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification issued in November 2019. A skeleton crew will remain onboard to maintain the facility in an operational state. “A decision by Tenaris to reopen facilities among its expanded footprint will be guided by a more favorable market outlook and customer demand.” Tenaris acquired IPSCO from PAO TMK on Jan. 2, 2020.