Partnership With Optimus Steel LLC

December 22, 2018  

CHICAGO, IL – December 20, 2018. Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS) and its mill services division, SMS Mill Services, LLC, are pleased to announce a new partnership in the form of a multi-year agreement with Optimus Steel LLC for on-site scrap management at the Optimus facility in Beaumont, Texas.

Located in Beaumont, Texas, Optimus Steel produces a wide range of high-quality wire rods, coiled rebar, and billets. The Beaumont steel mill has current melt capacity of around 700,000 tons per year and rolling capacity of 800,000 tons per year. Recently under new ownership, the mill produces high-quality wire rod and coiled rebar.

Both Optimus Steel and SMS are excited about this new partnership. Key synergies include shared consulting and management solutions to support Optimus’ productivity enhancement strategies. The shared values in safety, excellence, innovation, and collaboration were a pinnacle in forming the building blocks to a long-term business relationship.

As stated by Jeremy Kirchin, CEO of SMS, “This contract is an integral part of SMS’s ongoing efforts, which includes a diversified presence in the domestic and international markets, as SMS is targeting and actively expanding its mill service activities to align with its overall growth initiatives.” Echoing this sentiment, Jim Kerkvliet, CEO and President of Optimus adds, “we are pleased to have found a partner that is aligned with the business philosophies of Optimus Steel and supports our goal of becoming a world-class steel mill in terms of safety, quality, value, and innovation. This agreement with SMS helps us to continue to strive for perfection in everything we do.”

Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS), headquartered in Burnham (Chicago), IL, operates scrap processing, steel mill services, ship dismantling and recycling, intermodal/truck/railcar dismantling facilities throughout the United States. SMS provides full-service scrap management, consulting and purchasing services to industrial scrap generators and demolition contractors, on a local and international basis. SMS is also a supplier of ferrous and nonferrous scrap commodities to both domestic and international consumers and offers brokerage and trading services to other scrap companies. Together with its affiliates, SMS has multiple operations in the United States.

SMS Mill Services, LLC, is a top-tier provider of mill support, processing and management services for metals producers.