November 17, 2012
Steel service center MidWest Materials, Perry, Ohio, has completed a multimillion-dollar technology, equipment, and facility investment project. The announcement was part of the company's 60th anniversary celebration. MidWest Materials was co-founded by Joseph Koppelman in 1952 in a one-room facility in Cleveland.
Added to the 240,000-sq.-ft. facility is a new, 1,400-ton Leveltek stretch leveling system, which provides flat, memory-free, cut sheet steel up to 0.625 in. thick and 100 in. wide, from mild to ultrahigh-strength steel. The company also invested in new Peterbilt trucks for the company fleet; replaced facility lighting with new, energy-efficient fixtures; made property improvements; and upgraded facility equipment and technology.