SGL Group – The Carbon Company – is investing approximately $26 million in its Ozark, Ark., facility for the construction of new state-of-the-art graphitization for the manufacture of graphite electrodes, which are used for the production of steel in electric-arc furnaces. This investment will yield cleaner technology and reduce energy consumption by approximately 20%. Ozark currently has 90 employees and is the only facility within SGL Group’s global network to produce the full range of electrode sizes (14-32 inches), with feedstock coming from SGL Group’s Hickman, Ky., facility. Graphite electrodes are used in the EAF steel production route to recycle steel scrap.
SGL Group Invests in Arkansas Facility
April 18, 2013