Gerdau Completes Upgrade at Petersburg
By Metal Center News Staff
on Apr 30, 2021
Gerdau has completed the installation and cold commissioning of its rolling mill upgrade at its Petersburg, Va., structural steel mill. Initial hot-rolling trials have also taken place at the $33 million undertaking.
The project involved a variety of upgrades, including the installation of two new rougher stands. The project was designed to improve the mill’s capacity and productivity, while expanding its product offerings.
“As Gerdau celebrates its 120th anniversary, the company continues to enhance its operational capabilities and production efficiencies,” said Chia Yuan Wang, president of Gerdau Long Steel North America. “This investment reflects our commitment to our customers, as well as our desire to expand product line offerings in order to grow in attractive market segments.”
Gerdau’s Petersburg mill produces wide-flange beams, H-pile, sheet piling, and structural merchant products.