Evraz Relocates HQ to Chicago
Evraz Group will relocate its North American operations from Portland, Ore., to Chicago in June. Evraz selected Chicago primarily for its logistical advantages, which will provide easier access to customers, manufacturing operations and its employees across North America. Evraz will continue to operate its Portland steel mill.
“We believe this relocation supports our strategic vision as a commercially driven, customer-focused enterprise,” says Evraz North American President and CEO Mike Rehwinkel. “We are focused on how our steel meets our customer's needs. Moving to Chicago will enable us to spend more time with customers, which will help us better understand their needs to deliver the best possible service and value.”
The headquarters relocation is part of the Evraz Group’s ongoing work to transform its North American organization. In 2010, Evraz Inc. NA restructured its manufacturing and sales organization along major product groups—flat-rolled, tubular, and long products—to be more responsive to customers and market conditions. The relocation also supports the company’s continuing drive to integrate and create further efficiencies at its manufacturing operations by making it easier for Evraz leadership to travel to its mills and collaborate with employees, the company says.