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Gerdau Selects SMS for Mill Upgrades

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Gerdau AmeriSteel Corp. has selected SMS group for the supply of rolling mill stands to upgrade the heavy section mill in Petersburg, Va., and the medium section mill in Cartersville, Ga. Both projects are slated for installation over multiple shorter shutdowns to minimize production impact. Completion of both is foreseen before the end of 2020.

“This important investment will enable Gerdau to leverage the synergies between its Petersburg, and Cartersville mills, allowing us to increase efficiencies and maintain our position as one of the leading suppliers of structural shapes in the market,” says Kevin Jilbert, procurement manager at Gerdau AmeriSteel Corp.