NEW YORK ThyssenKrupp
Stainless USA LLC has changed its name to Outokumpu Stainless
USA LLC following the completion of the merger between
stainless steel producer Outokumpu Oyj and ThyssenKrupp
Stainlesss parent company, Inoxum Group.
The Calvert, Ala.-based company
started up its melt shop just prior to the Dec. 28 merger (
amm.com, Dec. 10).
"We have started the ramp-up of
(the) new integrated production facility in Calvert ... and
will continue that in 2013 in order for the facility to be in
full production in 2014," Outokumpu said on its website.
"Calvert will be one of the lowest-cost stainless steel
production facilities in North America, and it will be the only
U.S. producer to be able to provide 72-inch-wide steel."
Espoo, Finland-based Outokumpu
also has taken over a cold-rolling mill in San Luis
Potosí, Mexico, a service center in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, and sales offices in Brazil, Mexico and the United
States, all of which were formerly part of Inoxum.
In addition to the former Inoxum
facilities, Outokumpus other North American production
facilities include a stainless pipe mill in Wildwood, Fla., a
stainless bar mill in Richburg, S.C., and a stainless plate
mill in New Castle, Ind., part of the companys
high-performance and special alloys segment.
The companys stainless
coil Americas business has about 2,000 employees, according to