JM Steel is expanding its footprint to Sinton, Texas near the new Steel Dynamics (SDI) facility. The plant and the slitter will be operational by June 30, 2021.
The new SDI mill near Corpus Christi, Texas, will have an estimated capacity of 3mn nt (2.7mn mt) at its next generation electric arc furnace.
JM Steel said in a statement that it will operate the largest most updated slitter in the US within the SDI industrial complex to service the regional target market of 27mn nt including automotive and construction. The location allows the company to service domestic and export customers.
The company’s facility will include three slitting lines capable of producing 30,000nt of steel a month. The first line will have capabilities of 0.500×84 inches with thickness ranging from 0.050-0.500 inches. The slitter will process large 105,000lbs coils and run up to 400 feet per minute.
JM Steel plans to expand service in the next three to four years to include lighter gauge slitter capabilities, laser cutting, and press braking capabilities.
The new facility will also operate two roll forming lines and a stamping press capable of producing 260,000 bolts monthly to serve mining markets in Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Chile and Peru.