Smith Brothers Slitting grows capacity

Jun 10, 2013 | 05:25 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Smith Brothers Slitting, steel, processing, coils, Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — Smith Brothers Slitting, a toll processor that started up in 2007 in Detroit, has expanded its processing capacity for a niche product.

The company, which specializes in slit coil narrower than most service centers are willing to bother with, has expanded to a second location in a former Ford Motor Co. stamping plant in Maumee, Ohio, founder and sales director James Gannes told AMM.

"My family was in the split (breakbulk) and delivery business a long time," he said. Established in 1939, the previous company "bought steel, slit it, trucked it to customers and financed it. I am the third generation and my son, Alex, is the fourth."....

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