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Minster Moving its Expanding Automation Division

Monday, November 22, 2010
 
The Minster Machine Co. announced plans to relocate its growing automation division from its home in Beaufort, SC, to its global manufacturing headquarters in Minster, OH. “The decision was made to facilitate our automation initiative, which includes expanding our existing technologies and product offerings to include robotic-assisted part and blank handling, intelligent assembly and welding automation capabilities,” says executive vice president David Winch. The automation division, which will move into a newly renovated 15,000-sq.-ft. space, manufactures coil- and die-handling products, in addition to its new offerings; www.minster.com.

Yarde Metals Expands in Ohio, Pennsylvania

Monday, November 22, 2010
 
Metal-service center Yarde Metals, headquartered in Southington, CT, expanded its processing center in Streetsboro, OH, by adding a pair of plate saws to its equipment lineup—an Amada 1000 and a Kasto model. The facility stocks and processes aluminum rounds to 40-in. dia, and plate to 30 in. Also, the firm celebrated the grand opening of a new 46,000-sq-.ft. service center in Limerick, PA, to process bar, sheet and plate. The facility will maintain a 1.5-million-lb. inventory; www.yarde.com.

Olympic Steel Planning $25 Million Project in Gary

Thursday, November 18, 2010
 
National steel-service center Olympic Steel, Cleveland, OH, announced plans to purchase a 150,000-sq.-ft. facility at U.S. Steel’s Gary Works location in Gary, IN. It will outfit the facility to add 150,000 to 180,000 new tons of high-quality tempered sheet capacity, so it can better serve its customers in the Chicago market. The facility will house a new four-high temper mill (from I2S, LLC), a Butech cut-to-length line, and several pieces of plate-burning equipment. The new mill will allow Olympic’s temper mills in Cleveland and Iowa to expand their respective sales territories, according to company officials.

 

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