Turkey steel distributor debuts US joint venture

Feb 04, 2013 | 01:31 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  Agir Haddecilik, Kerem Vaizoglu, Intermetal Rebar, steel, Sean Davidson

ISTANBUL — The trading arm of a Turkish flat steel distributor has partnered with a U.S. service center to sell its products in the United States and surrounding markets.

Intermetal Rebar LLC, a joint venture between Istanbul-based Agir Haddecilik International LLP, a division of Agir Haddecilik AS, and Miami-based Intermetal LLC, was launched in late January.

"After trading on flats, longs and raw materials, we have taken (it) one step further and decided to be local in the U.S. market," Agir Haddecilik International partner Kerem Vaizoglu told AMM. "Intermetal is one of the biggest scrap collectors in south Florida and a very important player in steel trading for the Caribbean, Central and South American markets."....

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