Illinois SBQ maker Alton Steel Inc. has coiled up the first bar on its newly installed coiler, the company said on Monday.
“We are excited about this new line and the benefits it brings to Alton Steel, its employees and the greater Alton (Illinois) community,” said Alton Steel president Jim Hrusovsky.
“A considerable amount of effort has gone into the installation of this equipment; I’m proud and thankful for our employees, area contractors and our board of directors who have contributed time, energy and dedication in seeing this project to completion.”
The US$4.75 million project allows the company to make coiled bar in diameters of between .75 and 1.812 inches and in weights of up to 5,000 pounds.
It said it has already received orders and is planning to ramp up production steadily over the next several months.