CHICAGO Leeco Steel LLC,
which processes and distributes carbon, high-strength
low-alloy, heat-treated and alloy plate steel, has opened a
service center in Hamilton, Ontario, its first in Canada.
climate-controlled facility, which will begin shipping steel
plate by the end of March, includes an indoor rail siding,
three 50-ton overhead cranes, one 30-ton forklift and three
"Establishing a location in
Hamilton places our plate steel closer to where it needs to be
and, therefore, eases the pressure on freight," Leeco president
Denton Nordhues said in a statement.
Lisle, Ill.-based Leeco Steel is a subsidiary of ONeal
Industrial Metals Group, Birmingham, Ala.