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Esmark Starts Flat Rolled Supply Business in Mexico

Written by Ethan Bernard

Esmark Steel Group has established Esmark Steel International, a business focused on supplying the Mexican industrial steel market.

Located in Monclova, Coahuila state, Esmark Steel International will supply flat-rolled steel products for the construction, metal products, rail cars, auto machinery, tin plate, and electrical equipment markets, Jim Bouchard, Esmark chairman and CEO, said in a press release on Monday.

Esmark Steel International’s flat-rolled steel products include hot-rolled, cold-rolled, tin plate, metallic-coated, painted, and digital-printed coils. Product is immediately available, the company said.

“Over the last few years, we have seen the Mexican industrial steel market face significant challenges, especially with the reliability of its suppliers for flat-rolled products,” Bouchard  said.

“We know customers are actively seeking alternative sources that can offer reliable and continuous supply of products, as well as local service and North American origin,” he added. “We are focused on creating consistent supply for our customers, leveraging localized service, processing, and logistics support.”

“Esmark has been consistently buying steel products from Mexico for more than a decade. We know the market and understand its current challenges,” Alvarez added.

Esmark Steel International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esmark Steel Group.


Luis Landois has joined Esmark Steel International as its president. He will report to Esmark Steel Group CEO Roberto Alvarez.

Landois has more than 30 years of experience in the Mexican steel and industrial markets, according to the release.

Other Promotions

Additionally, Esmark Steel Group announced several promotions of its global business operations:

Dominic Grossmann, currently COO of Esmark Steel Group, has been named president of Esmark Steel Group, effective immediately. He joined Esmark in 2008 and will report to Alvarez.

John Dergentis, currently VP of operations, has been promoted to VP and general manager at Esmark Steel Group, effective immediately. In this role, Dergentis will be responsible for the Chicago Heights and University Park, Ill., division operations and will report directly to Grossmann. Dergentis joined Esmark in 2019 after 30 years in management and operations.

Patrick Frey, currently VP and general manager of Esmark Steel Group University Park, Ill., division, has been promoted to SVP of purchasing and will report to Grossmann. He joined Esmark in 2005 and has more than 35 years of experience in the steel industry, the release said.

Esmark Steel Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Esmark Inc., is a US processor and distributor of value-added flat-rolled steel. Its affiliate Ohio Coatings Co. is the third-largest US producer of tin plate steel, the release said.

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