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Specialty Steel Works invests in advanced process technologies at its Indiana bar plant

September 14, 2018
Source: ASM Intenational

Specialty Steel Works Inc., Hammond, Ind., announces a multimillion dollar investment in new high-performance equipment and infrastructure at its Niagara LaSalle Corporation Cold Finish Steel facility in Hammond. The investment will enhance the Hammond facility's operating capabilities and make it the most modern bar-to-bar operation in North America. The Hammond facility processes cold finished steel bars in a wide range of sizes, shapes, grades, finishes and tolerances for a myriad of customer applications, predominately in the transportation, industrial equipment, and agriculture markets.

Joel Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer of SSWI said: "We continually look for innovative solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our manufacturing platform to achieve high quality, low cost production and superior customer service. The multimillion dollar investment is transformative to our Company and is part of a strategy to build a sustainable portfolio of assets across the Company's operational footprint. Our ability to find innovative solutions is a competitive advantage that helps position the Company for future growth."

Michael Salamon President and Chief Operating Officer of SSWI stated: "This investment demonstrates our commitment to leading edge processing and production efficiencies in order to always be in the best position to respond to our customers' changing needs. Innovation and process automation move SSWI into a market leadership position and we will continue to look for ways to meet our customers' stringent demands through enhancement of our processing capabilities, operational excellence and customer-centric culture." Salamon also noted, "In conjunction with our industry-leading coil-to-bar operation at Corey Steel, this investment solidifies our position as the low cost, high quality provider of engineered specialty steel solutions in North America."

The Hammond facility is the largest single site for cold drawn capacity in North America. The new equipment will be phased in over the next twelve months. This investment will enhance the long-term viability of this facility. 

Subject Classifications

Industries and Applications | Automobiles and Ground Transportation

Industries and Applications | Industrial Design

Industries and Applications | Metal Products and Machinery

Metals and Alloys | Carbon and Alloy Steels

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