Midwestern seamless steel tube & pipe manufacturer among just three finalists for Tube & Pipe Producer of the Year
South Lyon, Mich., [May 21, 2018] – MST Seamless Tube & Pipe, a leading manufacturer of high-quality carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn tube and pipe, is one of a select few companies being recognized by American Metal Market (AMM) for its accomplishments in the steel industry. The Michigan-based manufacturing company has been named a finalist in the category of Tube & Pipe Producer of the Year. AMM created the Awards for Steel Excellence in 2010 to honor large and small companies that have achieved excellence in the industry. These prestigious awards recognize world-class innovation, and finalists must embody and demonstrate bestin- class practices that lead to outstanding results.
MST is in good company but stands out among its fellow finalists. Typically, finalists for Tube & Pipe Producer of the Year are larger and more widely known. Of the three companies nominated this year – MST, JSW USA and Trinity Products – MST is the domestic mill that is smaller but can still hold its own against the larger global players.
The timing of being named a finalist is especially poignant for MST. As a company, they have maintained tremendous focus and shown exceptional fortitude during a recent bankruptcy reorganization. Today, MST is seeing a recovery of profits and moving forward in an exciting economic time with the full support of their new owner.
In recent years, MST has invested heavily in capital improvement projects in order to stay competitive both domestically and globally and to stay ahead of the manufacturing curve. They built a 10,000-sq.-ft pickle house to expand their pickling operations, installed a quench and temper line and added a 377-foot atmosphere-controlled furnace. Additionally, they acquired the Blue Diamond trademark for A106 pressure pipe products. MST capped off their aggressive $45 million plan with the completion of a cold pilger mill. This highly specialized state-of-the-art expansion improves the cold-drawing process considerably and provides customers with a higher quality, more consistent product.
These upgrades, expansions and additions help MST diversify their product line, produce more product overall, stay competitively priced, create more jobs and expand its operational footprint.
American Metal Market has been “the metals authority” since 1882. The AMM Awards for Steel Excellence feature 16 distinct categories dedicated to all segments of the steel industries. Winners are selected by a distinguished panel of judges with extensive steel industry leadership experience. Winners are announced at the Awards Dinner in New York City on June 26, 2018. For more information, visit www.AMM.com.
MST Seamless Tube & Pipe — which recently celebrated its 91st anniversary – is a leading manufacturer of carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn pipe and tube for a variety of industry applications, including aircraft and aerospace; mining and construction; automotive; and agriculture. Located in a suburb of Detroit, the company operates a 344,000 sq. ft. modernized manufacturing facility on 60 acres in South Lyon, Michigan, where every pipe and tube meets today’s world-class, global standards. Because of its size and capabilities, MST can be extremely flexible and provide fast set up and quick turnaround on all orders whether they’re large or small. For more information, please visit www.mstube.com. MST is part of Specialty Steel Works, Incorporated.
ABOUT SPECIALTY STEEL WORKS INCORPORATED
Headquartered in Hammond, Indiana, Specialty Steel Works (SSWI) is one of North America’s leading independent manufacturers of specialty steel products. Operating through its four wholly-owned subsidiaries – Michigan Seamless Tube & Pipe (MST), Niagara LaSalle Corporation, Kentucky Electric Steel and Corey Steel Company – the organization leverages its technical expertise, skilled workforce and sophisticated equipment to produce highly engineered products, including seamless cold drawn tube and pipe, cold finished steel bars and flats and various SBQ and MBQ products.