Posts Tagged ‘steel’

Steel-maker gets check for $2.5M for energy efficiencies

COLUMBUS — The Tennessee Valley Authority, along with Gov. Phil Bryant, presented a check yesterday for more than $2.5 million to Severstal North America for achieving energy efficiencies at its Columbus plant through TVA’s Major Industrial Program. The TVA program encourages reductions in electric energy intensity in large industrial facilities having greater than 5 megawatts of contract […] [...]

Steel processor to site plant in Attala County

KOSCIUSKO — Attala Steel Industries is unveiling a new facility. The $5-million galvanizing facility will allow the company to coat steel, in addition to the steel processing it already does at the Kosciusko facility. The company has 34 employees and plans to hire 11 more. Attala Steel invested $5 million in the project. Gov. Phil […] [...]

Enerfab unveils plans for yet another expansion

NATCHEZ — Enerfab Inc. plans a second expansion in less than a year at its Enersteel operation in Natchez. The $10-million investment, announced yesterday, is projected to create at least 45 jobs, raising the company’s employment total above 150. That comes on top of an $11-million, 20-job expansion announced in May. The company opened its […] [...]

Supervisors award infrastructure contracts for steel plant expansion

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County supervisors have awarded contracts for an access road, rail spur and loading pad portions of the expansion for the local Mississippi Steel Processing plant. The Commercial Dispatch reports the board accepted recommendations from county engineer Bob Calvert on the contracts. Okolona-based Ausbern Construction was selected to build the access road after […] [...]

Building materials prices go in opposite directions

by Published: July 19,2013

Tags: building materials, commodities, iron, lumber, steel

Up and down While the cost of some materials has risen, others have decreased over the past three months. Here is breakdown of prices: » Following an 8.2 percent drop in May, softwood lumber prices fell 5.6 percent in June and are down 11.2 percent for the quarter. However, they remain 8 percent higher compared […] [...]

Illinois company buys another facility in Columbus

COLUMBUS — Agracel Inc., an industrial development firm headquartered in Effingham, Ill., has purchased of the 137,700-square-foot Mississippi Steel Processing (MSP) operation in Columbus. The facility sits on the campus of Severstal North America. Terms were not disclosed. MSP is a relatively new company offering toll processing, storage and logistics and first-stage fabrication of hot […] [...]

Manufacturer unveils $11M expansion; adding jobs

NATCHEZ — Enerfab is expanding operations at its Natchez location, which is known as Enersteel, to accommodate an increase in tank head production, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). The project represents a corporate investment of more than $11 million and will create 20 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at the facility […] [...]

Severstal making large investment in steel mills

COLUMBUS — Severstal will invest $1.3 billion in its steel and mining operations worldwide with $43 million set aside for its rolled steel mill in Columbus. The company says in a news release that while it will spend most of its investments in 2013 on its Russian operations, $107 million will be invested in the […] [...]

University, steelmaker strike new R&D partnership

STARKVILLE —Mississippi State University and steelmaker Severstal North America (SNA) has established a research partnership aimed at helping grow the region’s high-tech manufacturing economy and foster national and international participation in ferrous alloy education and development. MSU’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems and SNA recently launched the Steel Research Center to establish and operate a […] [...]

Steel-making plant officially opens in Tenn-Tom port

IUKA — Dennen Steel Corp. has opened its new manufacturing facility in the northeastern corner of Mississippi. Gov. Phil Bryant was among those attending a ceremony yesterday at the 50,000-square-foot plant at Yellow Creek Port in Iuka. Workers will turn slit steel coils into precision stampings, fabricated metal parts and assemblies. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based […] [...]

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