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Olympic Steel Expands in Georgia

Written by Sandy Williams

Olympic Steel is expanding its southeastern footprint with the opening of a new 120,000-square-foot metal processing facility in Buford, Ga., that will act as a primary flat rolled fabrication hub for the region, which also includes facilities in Locust, N.C., Winder, Ga.; and Hanceville, Ala.

Olympic Steel’s facilities in the Southeast offer a wide array of processing and distribution services for carbon, stainless and aluminum sheet, plate, coil, pipe and tube products. First-stage metal processing will be anchored in the Winder facility, metal distribution in both the Winder and Hanceville locations, and pipe and tube laser fabrication, bending and welding at the company’s Chicago Tube & Iron location in Locust, N.C.

As part of the expansion, the company has also added a new Mitsubishi fiber optic laser and a 600-ton Verson stamping press with a COE coil feed system. The additional equipment and processing capacity complement the region’s existing value-added fabrication capabilities and support the Olympic’s commitment to automotive OEMs and their tier 1 and 2 parts makers, the company said.

“The opening of the Buford facility strategically aligns our product and processing capabilities to efficiently meet our growing customer needs in the Southeast,” said David Gea, region vice president and general manager. “The expansion allows us to offer new processed products and additional just-in-time services to our customers.”

An official opening event and tours of the Buford facility will be scheduled for later this year.

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