New CGL to Meet Advanced High-Strength Steels Demand

By on August 1, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS

United States Steel Corporation and Kobe Steel, Ltd. will begin construction of a new continuous galvanizing line (CGL) at their subsidiaries’ joint venture, PRO-TEC Coating Company in Leipsic, Ohio, in response to an increased demand for advanced highstrength steels (AHSS). The new CGL, an investment of approximately $400 million, will have a yearly capacity of 500,000 tons.

This line, which will use a proprietary process, will be capable of coating steel that helps automakers manufacture economically lightweight vehicles to meet increasing fuel-efficiency requirements while maintaining exceptionally high safety standards.

Construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017, and the line is expected to commence startup in 2019.

U. S. Steel President and CEO David B. Burritt said, “This line will be the first of its kind and utilizes proprietary technology capable of producing the high-quality, cutting-edge advanced high-strength steels.”