January 23, 2012
Toledo, Ohio-based Heidtman Steel, a processor of flat rolled carbon steel, is building a 114,000 sq. ft. Steel processing facility in Calvert, Ala. The $18.5 million facility will be located on the campus of ThyssenKrupp Steel.
"ThyssenKrupp's Calvert mill is touted as the most technologically advanced steel mill in the world," said Tim Berra, Heidtman's president. “By locating on their campus, we continue our mill-adjacent business strategy that maximizes productivity while minimizing yield loss."
Phase one of the facility will include installation of a 0.250 in. x 78 in. slitter that is capable of handling 80,000-pound coils. Future expansion plans will be determined by market needs and are anticipated to include heavy gauge slitting capability. Phase one is planned to be operational in the first quarter of 2013.
Berra stated, "This decision was made to fulfill the requirements to better service our customers that have locations in the southern U.S. and Mexico. This facility completes a strategy that we have been exploring for several years in the south."