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New Slitting Facility at Heidtman Steel to Begin Production in September

Written by Sandy Williams

Ohio-based service center Heidtman Steel announced production for its new slitting facility in East Chicago, Ind. is expected to begin in early September. Installation of equipment is nearly complete and trial runs will begin later this month. Full production is anticipated by October.

The 120,000 sq. ft. facility houses an Alcos brand Advance High Strength Steel (AHSS) slitter capable of slitting material in thicknesses from .015 to .250, and in widths up to 78 inches. The line will handle coils up to 70,000 lbs., and 84 inches in diameter. In addition to AHSS products, the line will be able to precision-slit a full range of carbon flat rolled steel products, including surface critical HRPO, cold rolled, galvanized, galvannealed and galvalume.

“East Chicago is well suited for this type of slitter, and an ideal location for us to better serve our growing customer base,” said Tim Berra, Heidtman President. “The plant couldn’t be in any better location, in that it is in close proximity to mills that produce AHSS steels, and centrally located to the customer base that uses those products.” The plant is in the East Chicago Enterprise Center Complex, immediately adjacent to Electric Coating Technologies, is served by the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad and convenient to five Lake Michigan ports. (source: Heidtman Steel)

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