Mill Steel Opens Service Center in Texas
By Metal Center News Staff
on Jun 21, 2017
Flat-rolled steel specialist Mill Steel has opened a new facility in Houston. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based service center will expand its operations and geographic presence with the new 100,000-square-foot facility.
The new facility has slitting and cut-to-length capabilities. Mill Steel can slit 50,000-pound master coils up to 60 inches wide and 0.015-0.250 inch thick. Mill Steel plans to add additional lines in the future.
With the investment, the Houston operation will serve as one of the company’s flagship service centers, executives say. Mill Steel also operates facilities in Grand Rapids and Detroit, Anderson and Jeffersonville, Ind., and Birmingham, Ala.
“The addition of this location represents Mill Steel's entry into the significant Southern United States market and furthers our customer and product diversification,” says David Samrick, chairman and CEO of Mill Steel, North America’s 20th-largest service center with 2015 revenues of $600 million. “We are very pleased to enter this robust commercial territory, which allows us to grow and support our existing customer base.”
Mill Steel will distribute its entire product line from this new location, including hot-rolled, cold-rolled, painted, and coated steel. It will maintain a large painted product inventory, with a full complement of paint systems and codes. Executives say the development will support Mill Steel's construction, automotive, oil country tubular goods, agriculture and HVAC business in the Southern United States and Mexico. Furthermore, the geographic advantages and strategic proximity to the Port of Houston will enhance Mill Steel’s distribution efforts.