Stelco Inc. commissioned a state-of-the-art batch annealing facility in Hamilton, Ontario, and is starting shipment of fully processed, annealed cold-rolled steel sheet. The restart of a modernized and upgraded temper mill, along with installation of new annealing furnaces, will allow the company to add up to 200,000 net tons of fully processed cold-rolled steel to its product mix. With completion of this $30 million project, Stelco will be able to increase service to the automotive and appliance markets.

Annealed cold-rolled steel sheet has historically commanded higher prices than the full-hard cold-rolled products previously offered by Stelco.