ThyssenKrupp Runs First Galvanized Steel Coil in Alabama Mill
As promised, ThyssenKrupp Steel USA (TKS) produced their first coils off the #1 Hot-Dipped Galvanizing Line. TKS will ultimately have three coating lines and a Continuous Anneal Line (CAL) as we progress through 2011. The #1 HDG Line was constructed with the intention of servicing the automotive industry.
Based on our sources the mill expects to begin taking prime orders for galvanized product within the next four weeks. Over the next month the mill will be commissioned to insure everything is working properly and to prepare the mill for prime production.
TKS sent out a notice to their employees announcing the successful run of the first coil:
“After much anticipation this week from the entire ThyssenKrupp Steel USA Team, yesterday the Hot Dip Galvanizing Line successfully rolled out their first ever coated coil.
At 4:12 pm yesterday [Thursday, March 31, 2011], HDGL 1 successfully produced the first galvanized coil weighing 9,756 kgs. By 6 pm, 2 full weight coils and 2 half weight coils had been produced.