NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Macsteel Service Centers USA expands its business operations in the Southeast with the opening of a new 60,000 square foot distribution center in Lakeland, Florida.
The Lakeland facility will service the state of Florida. The facility stocks a full range of ERW pipe in Grades A, B and seamless. Future plans call for the product line to include flat rolled products.
Clint Bitzer has been named Warehouse Supervisor at the new facility. Don Whalen, Sales Manager, Pipe Products for the Southeast Division of Macsteel, will manage sales in the Florida territory. In addition to Bitzer and Whalen, Macsteel has hired three employees to initially staff the Lakeland distribution center.
"We are excited about this expansion and believe that it will strongly enhance Macsteel's product and service offering in the Southeast U.S.," said Rich O'Toole, President of Eastern North American. "The location is ideal as it is close to Tampa, the ports and will allow us to capably service the major cities in the Florida market, with a full offering of pipe and flat rolled products."
The Lakeland, Florida facility will operate as part of Macsteel's Southeast Division under the leadership of Robert Cromley, Division President.
Macsteel Service Centers USA is one of the top companies in the North American metals Service Center Industry. The company has a network of 30 locations, which includes the former Edgcomb Metals, Regal Steel Company, Baldwin Steel, Ferro Union, Hokin Katz and Alpha Steel, all of which now operate as Macsteel Service Centers USA. Macsteel Service Centers USA processes and distributes carbon stainless, aluminum and specialty metals to customers throughout North America, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Products include a full range of flat rolled, plate, tubing, pipe, bar and structural steel with 2010 sales of approximately USD 1.3bn and 1.183 employees. The company also supplies a full range of steel building products as well as coated and prepainted metals. Macsteel Service Centers USA is headquartered in Newport Beach, CA and is owned by Macsteel Global B.V., a Macsteel Holdings Group Company which itself manages volumes of some 45mt annually.
In January, the Boards of Klockner & Co SE and Macsteel Global B.V. announced that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed for the acquisition of Macsteel Service Centers USA ("MSCUSA") by a US subsidiary of Klöckner & Co SE (Klockner USA Holdings).
In February, Macsteel Service Centers USA acquired the assets and business of Steel Coil Services in Catoosa, Oklahoma, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation.
SOURCE Macsteel Service Centers USA