CHICAGO MidWest Materials
Inc. has completed a multimillion-dollar investment in its
facility and equipment.
The installation of a Leveltek
stretch-leveling line "sets a new standard for the industry"
and has allowed MidWest Materials to hire more workers, Brian
Robbins, chief executive officer of the Perry, Ohio-based
processor and distributor of hot-rolled, cold-rolled and coated
sheet products, said in a statement.
The leveling system provides
steel consumers with flat, memory-free cut sheet up to
⅝-inch thick and 100 inches wide, in mild to
The company responded to a
growing demand for greater-quality leveled sheet to feed
customers newer, more sophisticated manufacturing and
MidWest Materials has also
purchased new Peterbilt trucks for its fleet, replaced facility
lighting with fixtures that are more energy efficient, made
property improvements and upgraded facility equipment and
technology, Robbins said. "In order to remain competitive, we
must listen to our customers needs and quickly find
efficient solutions," he added.
The company was founded in a one-room workshop in 1952 by
Joseph Koppelman, who died in September at age 94 (
amm.com, Sept. 10).