CHICAGO Stainless Sales
Corp. has opened a 40,000-square-foot warehouse addition in
The distributor began moving
master coils June 1 from its main slitting operation to an
existing crane building four miles away. The new warehouse has
four overhead cranes, plus two overhead doors to allow trucks
to pull inside the facility for deliveries.
The additional space gives
Chicago-based Stainless Sales the capacity to store up to 20
million pounds of stainless steel coil, freeing up space at its
main slitting operation for manufacturing equipment.
"The new coil-storage facility
is a real game-changer for us and our customers," Stainless
Sales president Brad Hite told AMM. "The new facility
has high ceilings with heavy-capacity cranes. This means we can
store more material vertically, freeing up valuable space for
more value-added services."
"It also means we can purchase
larger master coils for our customers who desire larger
diameter coils," Hite said, noting that larger coils "mean less
machine setup time for our customers."
All mill deliveries will now go to the new location, with
master coils for slitting trucked throughout the day to the
primary slitting operation, he said.