1. Following a slowdown in 2019 due to reduced drilling activity and other factors, Tenaris is now ramping up activity at its Conroe plant, located at 188 FM 3083, according to a March 24 news release from the company. The ramp-up is due to Tenaris bringing its Bay City seamless mill to full capacity, and the Conroe facility will support processing loads.

For the ramp-up, Tenaris will bring 140 employees on board as well as invest $600,000 into IT and automation infrastructure. With the technology implemented, the Conroe location with have the capability to offer RunReady services, part of Tenaris' Rig Direct offer, according to the news release.

2. Pet Bar, a locally owned, self-service dog wash and grooming boutique, is targeting a late May or early June opening at 449 S. Loop 336 W., Conroe, owner Richard Ames said. 832-443-0816.

3. Partners in Primary Care, a senior-focused primary care provider that has a location in Conroe, will change its name April 5 to CenterWell Senior Primary Care. This is the only change the company will be making. The Conroe location is at 381 S. Loop 336 W. 832-330-4702. www.partnersinprimarycare.com