From Dubai to Western New York

September 10, 2013 Updated Sep 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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September 10, 2013 Updated Sep 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A steel-making company is ready to make the leap from Dubai to Western New York, bringing more than 170 jobs.

Alita USA Holdings chose Buffalo over a proposed location in Houston for it's new $102 million plant.

Alita will build it's Buffalo headquarters on Rittling Boulevard in South Buffalo at the old Republic Steel site.

The company makes steel piping used in the oil and hydrofracking industry. It plans to open in 2015.