DECEMBER 2010
                                        

Liberty Steel sends stamping, assembly work to Mexico

North Jackson, Ohio-based Liberty Steel Products, Inc. has signed a contract with The Offshore Group for the provision of outsourced manufacturing support, or “shelter,” services in Mexico. The company will build a 40,000 square foot industrial building that will be located in the city of Saltillo in the Alianza industrial park. At its maturity, the project will employ 40 laborers.

According to Liberty Steel’s general manager of operations, Joe Dubaj, “Our new facility will be initially dedicated to stamping and assembly. We will have press capacity up through 2,000 tons and be able to run both progressive and transfer operations.

“We explored various locations and options for establishing an operation in Mexico. Being a midsized, lean company presents many challenges to establish a facility outside the United States. The list of services provided by the Offshore Group allowed us to overcome many unknown factors.”

Liberty Steel was founded in 1965, and since then has grown from a single 4,000 square foot location to include 3 plants with a combined total of over 425,000 square feet. Liberty Steel processes coated, cold rolled and hot rolled steel, as well as provides stamping and blanking services.

The Offshore Group is the largest provider of outsourced manufacturing support, or shelter services in Mexico. Currently 53 manufacturers, employing approximately 11,000 workers, are in production at The Offshore Group’s 3 industrial parks, and additional industrial areas, in Sonora and the city of Saltillo, Coahuila. Through its Vangtel subsidiary, The Offshore Group also offers services to companies occupying the call center, IT development and BPO markets.