Montreal, Quebec-based Nova Steel will open a production facility that includes two tube mills in Delta, Ohio. The facility will produce hollow structural sections (HSS) and standard pipe. Nova Steel will invest more than $70 million in the 250,000-square-foot plant and create approximately 100 new jobs. Groundbreaking will take place by mid-year, and the facility is expected to be fully operational in 2021. The company selected northwest Ohio because of its proximity to steel coil supply. Other factors include transportation advantages such as direct rail access and the heavy load limits on highways between Ohio, Michigan and Canada.
Samuel Associated Tube Group, a division of Samuel, Son & Co. (USA) Inc., plans to invest approximately $29 million and create about 50 new jobs by building a manufacturing facility in Jefferson County, Ala. The company manufactures small-diameter, electric-resistance-welded and fabricated carbon-steel tubing. The 284,000-square-foot facility will be used for the production of new business and the consolidation of other existing facilities. It will also include capacity for future growth. The facility is expected to be fully operational before Dec. 31, 2020.
Nucor Corp. acquired certain assets from Century Tube LLC. Based in Madison, Ind., Century Tube supplies carbon steel tubing for automotive and other mechanical and structural applications. The company offers round, square, rectangular, oval and other special welded shapes of mechanical steel tubing. Century Tube, which also supplies induction heat-treated tubes for automotive applications, operates from a 280,000-square-foot facility located on 33 acres.
SECO/WARWICK received an order for a roller-hearth tube heat-treatment furnace from Tube Investments of India Ltd., a leading Indian tube manufacturer. The furnace, which has been successfully commissioned, is custom-designed for bright annealing and normalizing of carbon-steel tubes (ERW and welded), cold-drawn welded precision steel tubes, mother hollow tubes and as-drawn tubes. It is equipped with single-ended, self-recuperative radiant-tube burners, automatic ignition system and flame monitoring system.
Check out the April 2020 issue of Industrial Heating, which features our cover story on "CF Lining Attachment Advances", "Heat-Treatment Influence on Recast-Layer Thickness from Nonconventional Machining", "Hot Isostatic Pressing with Integrated Heat Treatment", and much more.