Inc. plans to build its eighth U.S. steel processing center to
help meet increasing demand in the manufacturing and shale oil
Construction of a
60,000-square-foot processing and distribution facility in
Windsor, Colo., is scheduled to begin soon, the
Minneapolis-based company said Jan. 8.
Cargill has a steel
depot in Fort Collins, Colo., in an 18,000-square-foot leased
facility it retrofitted in 2011, but rapid growth in
manufacturing needs, as well as the recent development of
regional shale oil, has prompted the need for additional
"By locating in ...
the heart of one of the largest oil shale formations in the
U.S., Cargill can better serve and bring more value to our
customers," Cargill Steel Service Center president Mike Taylor
The service center
will process hot-rolled steel coil into cut-to-length steel
sheet and plate products in thicknesses from 0.054 inch up to
half an inch in widths from 48 to 72 inches, shipping to
customers in 15 western and Midwest states.
The Windsor facility
also will distribute Cargills laser-quality, ultra-flat
RPS steel made at its Granite City, Ill., plant and hot-rolled
cut-to-length sheet and plate from its Port of Catoosa, Okla.,