Steel LLC has opened a warehouse in Mobile, Ala., as part of a
larger effort to establish a physical presence in strategic
The Lisle, Ill.-based
steel service center, a division of Birmingham, Ala.-based
ONeal Industrial Metals Group, said the Mobile warehouse
began shipping plate steel this month.
"The Southeast is home to an active and diverse
manufacturing industry that has a big appetite for plate
steel," Leeco Steel president and chief executive officer
Denton Nordhues said. "We are establishing deeper roots in an
area we already supply from other locations. Mobile allows us
to realize efficiencies in our supply chain and commercial
coverage that will ignite further expansion in the Gulf."