LOS ANGELES Flat-rolled
processor Roadrunner Steel LLC has slated a $7-million
expansion that will augment its slitting capacity with new
The Phoenix-based processor is
building a 100,000-square-foot facility on more than eight
acres in Glendale, Ariz., which will replace its current leased
operation and contain new in-house cut-to-length line capacity,
vice president Jim Russell said in a statement.
Roadrunner processes flat-rolled
coil for affiliated Las Vegas-based distributor Performance
Steel Inc., as well as other customers, said Russell, who also
is vice president of Performance Steel.
The facility, which is expected
to be operational by October, will include not only
Roadrunners existing 60-inch Braner slitter but also a
previously purchased 72-inch Delta leveling line with a
trapezoid shear, allowing the company to slit and level more
than 200,000 tons per year. The new site includes a 12-car rail
Russell said the expansion will
"enhance our position in the sheet market," allowing Roadrunner
to compete more effectively using both coil and sheet.
Roadrunner primarily serves
construction and solar industry customers in the western United
States and Mexico.