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MSP's New Line to be Operational in Spring

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Mississippi Steel Processing anticipates increased productivity and capacity following the installation of a new heavy gauge, cut-to-length line from Red Bud Industries. The line is expected to be operational in the spring of 2020.

“This investment demonstrates our total commitment to offering the highest quality products and best customer service available in our industry,” said Vice President and General Manager Mark Reynolds. “Our willingness to innovate and embrace technology has fueled our growth in the decade since our founding and will enable us to compete and succeed in the extremely challenging global marketplace in the years ahead.”

The 0.625-inch by 84-inch line will accommodate coils up to 80,000 pounds and will include unique features that reduce set up time and material handling, optimize throughput, and process more tons per hour. The 50-foot stretcher leveler system will produce the flattest, most stable material possible regardless of incoming strip shape and severity and will prevent spring back, MSP claimed.

“The Red Bud system will enable us to increase output, enhance quality, reduce production times, and hold the line on costs,” Mr. Reynolds said. “That’s a winning formula for MSP and, most importantly, for our customers.”

MSP offers slitting, leveling and cut-to-length products in gauges from 0.015 to 0.625 in its 245,000-square-foot facility. The investment in the Red Bud system is a component of the long-range business strategy established for MSP in 2018 when Liberty Steel Holdings of North Jackson, Ohio acquired a majority interest in the company.

“We’ve been enthused about our partnership with Liberty since Day One,” Reynolds said. “We worked collaboratively to formulate a strategic plan and vision for MSP, and now that vision is becoming an exciting reality that will enable us to build on our existing business, meet the evolving demands of our current customers, and help us attract new business throughout the southeast United States and adjacent markets.”

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