Very soon, 150 new jobs could be coming to St. Joseph County.
On Tuesday night, the county council unanimously approved a tax abatement request for a Texas-based company called Tejas Tubular.
Final approval will not come until the council votes on the request one more time at its September meeting.
Tejas has its sights set on moving into the former Scott Brass plant near New Carlisle. It anticipates hiring 150 workers to make tubing for the oil and natural gas industry.