Gerdau to upgrade its US mills in Virginia and Georgia

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 17:43:53 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul

German plantmaker SMS group has announced that it has received an order from Gerdau AmeriSteel Corp. for the supply of rolling mill stands to upgrade its heavy section mill in Petersburg, Virginia, US, and its medium section mill in Cartersville, Georgia, US.

“This important investment will enable Gerdau to leverage the synergies between its Petersburg, Virginia and Cartersville, Georgia mills, allowing us to increase efficiencies and maintain our position as one of the leading suppliers of structural shapes in the market,” stated Kevin Jilbert, procurement manager at Gerdau AmeriSteel Corp.

Both projects are scheduled for installation over multiple shorter shutdowns to minimize production impact. The completion of both is foreseen before the end of 2020.

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