Steel Technologies announces Smyrna, TN laser blanking expansion
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 26, 2017) – Steel Technologies LLC (Steel Technologies) today announced an 80,000 sq. ft. expansion to its new greenfield facility in Smyrna, TN. The expansion will house coil-fed laser blanking capabilities, the most advanced combination of coil-fed automation and high-speed laser cutting for surface-sensitive metal blanking. Upon completion, the $36.6 million facility will total 163,000 sq. ft. for steel and aluminum slitting, conventional configured blanking and coil-fed laser blanking.
“We are excited by the opportunity to again expand Steel Technologies’ footprint in Rutherford County,” Destination Rutherford Chairman Bill Jones said. “Our partnership with Steel Technologies continues to be a testament of the ability of our community to meet the needs of industry. We wish Steel Technologies continued success.”
This second phase expansion includes adding 80,000 sq. ft. and a dual-head laser-blanking line from LaserCoil Technologies that will be operational in the first quarter of 2018. “These capabilities will bring substantial flexibility and incredible value to our customer base,” stated Randall Patterson, Vice President of U.S. Operations. “We have been working closely with customers in the region to expand our capabilities in line with their future needs.”
“When industry succeeds, we all succeed,” said Mayor Mary Esther Reed. The Town of Smyrna congratulates Steel Technologies on the expansion news in Smyrna.
Steel Technologies, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the leading steel processors in North America and leverages its broad geographic network of operations to deliver value-added products and services to customers. Steel Technologies processes flat-rolled steel to specific thickness, width, temper, finish and shape requirements for the automotive, appliance, lawn and garden, agriculture, construction, office furniture, hardware and consumer goods industries. More information about Steel Technologies can be found at www.steeltechnologies.com.