TORONTO Metal-Matic Inc.
plans to start production at a new drawn-over-mandrel tubing
plant in Middletown, Ohio, this September, a company executive
The facility will initially
employ 20 people, vice president of operations Robert Baldauff
said. "Over a period of time it will, of course, be more," he
Baldauff declined to provide a
specific numbers, but said published reports of as many as 200
employees were too high.
bought the former Misa Metals Inc. plant in Middletown from
Columbus, Ohio-based Worthington Industries Inc. in a deal that
closed April 25, Baldauff said, declining to provide financial
terms of the transaction.
Bruce Petschen, a company
veteran and supervisor at Metal-Matic in Minneapolis, will
serve as the plant supervisor in Middleton, Baldauff said.
The company announced plans in
February to purchase a 245,000-square foot plant in Middletown
that would allow it to boost DOM capacity by between 30,000 and
40,000 tons per year (AMM, Feb. 14).