SOUTH LYON, MI (February 11, 2013) – MST Seamless Tube & Pipe (“MST” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of high-quality carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn pipe and tube, today announced that it has completed construction of a new 9,600 square foot pickle house, the fifth such structure at MST’s 320,000 square foot facility. Construction on the new facility commenced in October 2012.
The result of a $6 million capital investment, MST’s latest pickle house features modernized equipment and enables the Company to produce an additional 450 tons of product monthly. MST is currently one of South Lyon’s largest employers, and with the increased production capacity made possible by the expansion, the Company now has 284 employees.
“Pickling is an integral part of the cold-drawn process, and the completion of this project represents MST’s continued dedication and drive to improve its already world-class service for its global customer base,” said Les Whitver, Vice President of Operations for MST. “By reducing material costs and increasing total production capacity by approximately 13 percent, this investment will serve to expand the capabilities MST can offer.”
MST has been a part of the South Lyon community for over 85 years, with the city playing an instrumental role in the Company’s continued growth and success. As the new pickle house will significantly improve the wastewatertreatment process and cut into the amount of emissions and other pollutants produced, this expansion further cements MST’s commitment to the well-being of its surrounding environment and local community.
About MST Seamless Tube & Pipe:
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in South Lyon, MI, MST Seamless Tube & Pipe (“MST”) has grown to become a leading manufacturer of high-quality carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn pipe and tube for a variety of different industries including aerospace, mining, construction, automotive and agriculture. The Company’s modernized 320,000 square foot facility is capable of producing in excess of 40,000 tons of pipe and tube annually. Because of its size, advanced equipment and experienced workforce, MST is able to quickly process highly specialized orders – large or small – that meet clients’ exact specifications. The Company’s unparalleled flexibility, rigorous testing requirements, competitive pricing and logistical capabilities have allowed it to become the nation’s premier global supplier of cold-drawn carbon, alloy and high chrome mechanical and pressure tubing and piping. MST is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Miami-based Optima Specialty Steel, Inc.