SMS Meer Inc. and SMS Millcraft LLC combined their North American operations into one service provider, SMS Technical Services LLC, in an effort to better serve customers. SMS Technical Services will provide comprehensive maintenance and spare-part services for steelworks and continuous casting technology, tube plants, section mills, forging technology, nonferrous metals and heat treatment.

This merger combines resources within both companies to create a world leader in outsourced maintenance services for the metals industry. In addition to traditional refurbishment services, the company will offer maintenance-based engineered solutions, comprehensive field services and modernization projects. Based in Cranberry Twp., Pa., SMS Technical Services consists of more than 700 employees and has 18 operating locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama.