NEW YORK Gerdau Long Steel North America is opening an
office in Irving, Texas, as the company seeks to further expand
into the Texas steel market, a spokeswoman told AMM
The Irving office will house fabricated rebar detailers,
estimators and sales representatives to support the Tampa-based
companys downstream steel facilities in the region.
The Dallas area is a prime location for expansion,
allowing us to provide better service to reinforcing steel
customers in the region and further expand our geographic
footprint in the state, the spokeswoman said in an
While overall demand for rebar and some other steel long
products has been tepid in most regions so far this year,
market sources have said business in Texas remains more robust
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Texas consumed more rebar than any other state in 2012, or
about 15 percent nationwide, according to the Concrete
Reinforcing Steel Institute.
The Tampa-based company has steel mills in Midlothian and
Beaumont, Texas, as well as downstream facilities in Beaumont,
Farmersville, Navasota and Carrollton.