Area Development
Mill Steel Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, expanded its operations with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas.

The facility is operational with slitting and cut-to-length capabilities in a 100,000 square-foot facility. This premier building houses three production lines with the capability of slitting 50,000 lb master coils up to 60" wide and .015-.250" thick. The company plans to add additional production lines in the near future. With these aggressive expansion plans, this will become one of Mill Steel's flagship service centers.

According to company officials, Mill Steel will distribute its entire product line from this new location, including hot-rolled, cold-rolled, painted, and coated steel. It will maintain a large painted product inventory, with a full complement of paint systems and codes. This development will support Mill Steel's construction, automotive, oil country tubular goods (OCTG), agriculture and HVAC business in the Southern United States and Mexico.

The geographic advantages and strategic proximity to the Port of Houston will enhance Mill Steel's distribution efforts, officials noted.

"The addition of this location represents Mill Steel's entry into the significant Southern United States market and furthers our customer and product diversification," said Mill Steel Chairman & CEO, David Samrick. "We are very pleased to enter this robust commercial territory, which allows us to grow and support our existing customer base."

Founded in 1959 by Harry Samrick, Mill Steel Co. is one of North America's premier flat-rolled steel suppliers. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mill Steel operates six service center locations including Grand Rapids and Melvindale, Michigan, Anderson and Jeffersonville, Indiana, Birmingham, Alabama, and now Houston, Texas.