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Leeco Adds Messer Machine at Portage

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Leeco Steel, the largest supplier of steel plate in North America, has added a Messer MPC2000 MC combination cutting and drilling machine at the company’s Portage, Ind., distribution center.

This machine – which is capable of plasma cutting, oxy fuel cutting, beveling, drilling, tapping, counter sinking and etching – expands Leeco’s processing capabilities for U.S. Midwestern customers. Leeco can now readily supply customers in this region with steel plate parts, in addition to steel plate.  

“Adding a Messer combination machine to our Portage facility enables us to better serve Midwestern customers,” said Denton Nordhues, president and CEO of Leeco Steel. “We are always seeking ways to improve our efficiency and create value for customers and will continue investing in equipment that allows us to do so.”

Leeco recently added LISSMAC deburring machines to its Ambridge, Pa., and Portage distribution centers and a Messer MPC2000 to its Hamilton, Ont., facility. These machine upgrades were made to support Leeco’s expanded plate processing services.

Leeco Steel is an O’Neal Industries affiliate company with 11 strategically located distribution centers stocked with carbon, HSLA and alloy steel plate.