CHICAGO Various subsidiary operations of international metals distributor Marmon/Keystone LLC have expanded operations and added processing capabilities.
Most recently, Bushwick Metals LLC installed a Peddinghaus HSFDB 2500 plate processor at its Bridgeport, Conn., service center. The machine can drill, tap, countersink, mill, scribe and perform high-definition plasma cutting.
"These are some of the most difficult and time-consuming processes for many of our customers to perform," Bushwick executive vice president Stewart Lichtman stated. "We can now provide them with high-quality parts and fast turnaround at a significant savings compared with customers performing these processes in-house."
Bridgeport-based Bushwick Metals has also installed a Roundo R7S section bender, which enables the company to quickly and accurately roll, to radius, a wider array of steel shapes to meet specifications.
Bushwick Metals also offers plate rolling, punching, rebar fabrication, sheet/plate shearing and bending, beam cambering, saw cutting and custom deck sizes. It stocks carbon steel, high-strength low-alloy steel, stainless steel and specialty products.
Meanwhile, Marmon/Keystone Canada Inc., Burlington, Ontario, has begun operating a newly built 25,500-square-foot service center in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which replaced a smaller facility nearby.
"The new facility gives us the much-needed space to expand a number of our product lines, including drawn-over-mandrel (DOM) tube, hollow structural sections, hot-rolled seamless mechanical tube as well as stainless steel pipe, tube and bar," regional manager David Collignon stated.
The branch stocks DOM tube, hollow structural sections, hot-rolled and electric resistance welded tube, stainless tube and bar, chrome bar and induction chrome bar for customers in the agriculture, mining, oil and gas industries.
Marmon/Keystone also recently opened a new 40,000-square-foot branch in McConnellsburg, Pa. The facility is about 25 percent larger than the previous warehouse and features four five-ton cranes and five high-speed band saws, which are used to supply tubing and chrome bar to the heavy-equipment manufacturing industry.
Lastly, Tamarac, Fla.-based Future Metals LLC is poised to open its ninth metal center in Dayton, Ohio, in January. The 28,500-square-foot branch is one of six locations in North America.
"Ohio is at the center of a significant and expanding aerospace manufacturing and maintenance hub in North America. Dayton offers close proximity to many customers and supply chain partners," who are expanding to meet predicted aerospace industry growth, Future Metals president Mark G. Borland said.