NEW YORK Phoenix Metals
Co., a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., will
construct a $4-million metal processing and warehousing
facility in Fort Smith, Ark.
The Norcross, Ga.-based
distributor will spend an addition $8 million on new equipment
for the facility, which will cover 11 acres at a development
complex at Chaffee Crossing in Arkansas.
"Phoenix Metals has been looking
to add a service center somewhere along the I-40 corridor from
Russellville to Tulsa to take care of our customers in that
region," Don Gray, Phoenixs branch manager, said in a
statement. "The Chaffee Crossing Development and the Fort Smith
Regional Chamber of Commerce sold us on the Fort Smith
Phoenix estimates the new
facility will create up to 40 jobs over the next three
Phoenix Metals distributes and
processes aluminum, stainless steel, copper and carbon steel
products, and can provide cut-to-length orders, precision
blanking, slitting, polishing, plasma cutting, shearing and
Phoenix Metals has operations in
Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Tampa, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; St.
Louis; Richmond, Va.; Birmingham, Ala.; Cincinnati;
Philadelphia; Kansas City, Kansas; Baton Rouge, La.;
Russellville, Ark.; and Gary, Ind.