CHICAGO CHRG Metals is
preparing to move to a facility that is twice the size of its
current operation, citing growing business and the need for
additional equipment and inventory.
The relocation will take place
over the coming weekend, with business set to return to normal
Feb. 11, general manager Tate Forrester said. "The move will be
totally seamless as far as customer service is concerned," he
CHRG, a specialty division of
Birmingham, Ala.-based ONeal Steel Inc., distributes
corrosion- and heat-resistant grades of specialty stainless
steel and nickel alloy plate products to customers throughout
North America in such industries as oil and gas exploration,
chemical manufacturing and power generation.
The new facility will boost the
companys warehouse space to 34,000 square feet plus 4,200
square feet of office space, allowing for the installation of a
high-definition, high-efficiency plasma machine capable of
cutting stainless and nickel plate up to 6 inches thick with
extremely tight tolerances, CHRG said. The company performs
water jet and laser-cutting services in addition to plasma
Houston-based CHRG also plans to stock additional sizes of
the various grades of material it already inventories and
create a dedicated quality-assurance area in the new shop.