Oct. 31, 2012
MST Building Fifth Pickling House
Michigan Seamless Tube, a manufacturer of carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn pipe and tube, has begun construction on a new 9,600-square-foot pickling house. The pickling house, to be completed by the end of the year, will be the fifth of its kind at the company’s 320,000-square-foot facility in South Lyon, Mich.
The pickling house will allow MST to produce an additional 450 tons of product monthly. The process is a surface treatment that removes oxides and scale from the steel tubes, and is an integral part of the cold-drawn process.
“The addition of a fifth pickling house is part of our broad plan to invest capital and resources into our facility so that we can materially improve production capacity to better serve our customers,” says Les Whitver, vice president of operations for MST. “In addition to increasing our production capacity roughly 13 percent, the new pickling house will allow us to reduce material and maintenance costs, helping us to achieve a quick return on our initial investment.”