Nov. 26, 2014
Greer Steel Completes Major Capital Improvements
Greer Steel Co., Dover, Ohio, has completed a series of capital improvements. The 18-month project included installation of new equipment along with upgrades to existing operations at its Dover plant.
"Greer Steel has a long history of investing in its operations with a single goal in mind—helping our customers achieve success through the highest-quality products and services," said Chief Operations/Quality Officer Todd Daenzer. "The most recent capital improvements are part of a larger initiative to enhance our versatility from a product offering and technical expertise standpoint."
The recent improvements include:
• A packing line expansion and upgrade, which increases the capacity of the line to handle a greater breadth of material.
• Installation of a single-head oscillating line, which provides more options to serve customers with both mill quantities and service center quantities, while collapsing lead times.
• Upgrade of the 18-inch reversing mill, including software and hydraulic improvements. The project allows for faster mill speeds, better gauge performance, reductions in surface defects and positive impacts on customer yields.
• Upgrade of the 20-inch temper mill, which enhances the surface quality of material.
• Upgrade of the dual-head slitting line, which will increase capacity for larger coils up to 63 inches in diameter.
In addition, Greer undertook a range of infrastructure upgrades, such as crane enhancements and roofing projects.