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Kloeckner to build light gauge flat rolled processing facility

Kloeckner Metals, a metal distributor in North America, will build a light gauge flat rolled processing center on a greenfield site in the Southeast. The facility will be located on-campus with ThyssenKrupp’s state-of-the-art carbon flat rolled mill in Calvert, Alabama.

The 100,000 sq.ft. service center will initially offer slitting and will eventually expand its processes to include cut-to-length, blanking and multi-blanking. Along with construction, Kloeckner will focus on developing a first-rate workforce to operate the facility, which will require approximately 40 people.

“The focus of this facility will be three-fold: growth of our traditional value-added flat-rolled business, entry into the value-added automotive processing business and toll-processing for the mill,” said Russ Delaney, president of the Flat Rolled Group for Kloeckner Metals.

The newly constructed processing center can be expanded to over 400,000 sq.ft., if required. It will be the second Kloeckner Metals location in Alabama. The company currently operates a 78,000 sq.ft. general line service center in Bessemer, Alabama, part of the company’s Heavy Carbon Group.