NEW YORK SDI La
Farga LLC has appointed Kurt Breischaft as its new president,
the copper wire rod mill said Nov. 5.
Breischaft has been
involved in the copper industry for more than 20 years, having
previously worked at Cerro Plumbing Products and Cerro Wire,
New Haven, Ind.-based
SDI La Farga is a joint venture between Fort Wayne, Ind.-based
Steel Dynamics Inc. and Spains La Farga Group.
The plant, the first in the United States to produce copper
wire rod solely from copper scrap, was built in 2012 and has
the capacity to produce 180 million pounds per year (
amm.com, June 18, 2012).