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SDI Rolls First Coil Melted and Cast at Sinton

Written by Michael Cowden

Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) has melted, cast and rolled the first coil at its new steel mill in Sinton, Texas.

Employees of the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based steelmaker celebrated the occasion on social media platforms such as LinkedIn.

SDIThe first coil both melted and rolled at Sinton was produced on Wednesday. SDI had previously been running Sinton’s hot strip mill with slabs melted at other company facilities or purchased from third parties.

The Sinton mill is expected to have annual capacity of 3 million tons. But it is not expected to reach its full run rate until the middle of 2022.

It will offer a full range of hot-rolled, pickled-and-oiled, cold-rolled and coated products – including not only hot-dipped galvanized and Galvalume but painted material as well.

By Michael Cowden, Michael@SteelMarketUpdate

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