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SDI La Farga appoints Breischaft president

Keywords: Tags  SDI La Farga, Steel Dynamics, Kurt Breischaft, copper wire, copper scrap, Nathan Laliberte

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, among others.

New Haven, Ind.-based SDI La Farga is a joint venture between Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Steel Dynamics Inc. and Spain’s 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 (, June 18, 2012).

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