GA Trade May-Jun interactive - page 32

T
hyssenKrupp continues to build
its presence inAlabama, a region
which has shown impressivemanu-
facturing growth in recent years.
As part of its strategic growth plan,
ThyssenKruppMaterials NA, Inc.
(TKMNA) has investedmore than
$15million in a 100,000 square-foot
carbon, stainless and aluminum coil
processing and distribution service
center inWoodstock, Alabama.
Just outside of the Birmingham-
metropolitan area, the facility
currently employs 20 full-time
positions and at full capacitywill
create nearly 45 full-time jobs.
“ThyssenKrupp companies have been
inAlabama for more than 14 years.
The opening of theWoodstock coil
processing facility is a continuation
of the great partnership between
ThyssenKrupp and the State of
Alabama,” said TorstenGessner,
President and Chief Executive Officer
of ThyssenKrupp NorthAmerica, Inc.
The new facility processes and
distributes carbon steel, stainless
steel and aluminum coil for
TKMNA’s customers across the
southernUnited States. Thyssen-
Krupp Steel Services and Ken-Mac
Metals, both units of TKMNA,
occupy the facility. Currently, two
cut-to-length lines and one 72-inch
wide slitter process material through
the facility. Poised for future
growth, TKMNA’s
investment includes a surrounding
propertywhichwill allow the facility
to expand up to 250,000 square feet.
“The America’s region is the second-
largest region in our international
materials business and is a key area
for investment and opportunitywith
the recent resurgence of manufactur-
ing throughout the country,” said
Joachim Limberg, Chief Executive
Officer, Business AreaMaterial
Services of ThyssenKruppAG.
“This new facility is key to our
global strategy and establishes a
great, customer-focused location
in the heart of America’s manufac-
turing region.”
Tomark the opening of the facility
and its commitment to theWood-
stock community, TKMNA donated
two scholarships to the Alabama-
Germany Partnership scholar-
ship fund.
A C R O S S T H E C O U N T R Y
ThyssenKruppMaterialsNA, Inc.
OpensNew Facility inAlabama
Donates Two Educational Scholarships
to the AlabamaGermany Partnership
TorstenGessner, President&CEO
ThyssenKruppNorthAmerica, Inc.
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