April 16, 2014
Wheatland to Upgrade Pennsylvania Plant
Wheatland Tube, a JMC Steel Group operating company, has launched a revitalization program for its Wheatland, Pa., facility. The company is adding new equipment, realigning the manufacturing footprint and automating many processes in the facility.
Over the next two years, the $35 million investment will create a safer, cleaner workplace, eliminate production bottlenecks, reduce work in process inventory levels, enhance production efficiencies, advance product quality and improve customer service, JMC claims.
"We know the products this facility produces are both unique to the industry and second to none in their quality. For years we have discussed the need to update the equipment and production environment of this facility in order to continue to successfully compete at a global level," says Barry Zekelman, chairman and CEO of JMC Steel Group.