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Pacesetter, NSBA to Build Houston Service Center

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Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Americas Inc. and Pacesetter have formed a partnership to build a new service center facility in Houston. The joint venture will strengthen both companies’ positions in the Southwestern United States, the companies claim.

This joint venture will spark innovation and maximize the talent, resources, and assets of NSBA and Pacesetter while driving efficiency in procurement, marketing, supply chains, and operations, executives say.

The partnership is a strong strategic fit, leveraging the two organizations respective strengths.  NSBA will provide certain assets, technical expertise and substantial resources from their global relationships. Pacesetter will provide several of its talented associates, equipment and other assets, its strong customer relationships and its service center operational expertise.   

For many years, both companies have forged OEM, fabricator, and trading company relationships in which NSBA will provide its international reputation and Pacesetter will provide more than years of service to major corporations throughout the United States.  

“The relationship with NSBA represents a powerful opportunity for Pacesetter to significantly expand our market presence and our product offerings. I am excited to see everything this partnership will bring as we embark on our new future together,” said Aviva Leebow Wolmer, Pacesetter CEO.

“NSBA has been serving the U.S. metals market for more than 60 years and is looking forward to strengthening our position in the U.S. market via this partnership with Pacesetter. NSBA’s goal is to continue to grow in the ever changing and challenging U.S. market by providing value added services to customers in the Southwestern market utilizing the synergies this joint venture creates,” said Yoshiharu Tsurumi, president and CEO of NSBA.

NSBA is the U.S. subsidiary of Nippon Steel and Sumikin Bussan Corp., a Tokyo-based company. Pacesetter operates service centers in Atlanta and Chicago.

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