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SDI’s New Mill Gets Rolling
Posted by MSC on November 4, 2008 at 11:30 AM.

Structural steel producer Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI), based in Ft. Wayne, Ind., has added a new wide-flange beam mill to its Columbia City, Ind. location. The new mill has been running since late August, producing 10´53∕4 beams on a five-day, around-the-clock schedule.

 

“Many service centers expressed a need for a wider product capability or range of products from us, and thus we made the decision to add a second rolling mill,” said Michael Busse, sales and marketing manager for SDI’s Columbia City Structural and Rail Division. The mill’s first shipment was approximately 20 tons of wide-flange, to Chicago-area service center Sugar Steel.

 

The mill is still in the commissioning stage, and its range of capability will be 3- to 14-in. wide-flange. “We’re fine-tuning each size,” Busse said. He also noted that the capacity of the new mill will depend on SDI’s product mix, and the market demand will determine what and how much the mill will produce.


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