March 20, 2015  

Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS), headquartered in Burnham, Illinois, is pleased to announce that its mill services division (SMS Mill Services, LLC) has been awarded the on-site slag management and processing operation at the new steelmaking facility being built at Frisa Forjados’s (FRISA) Santa Catarina, Mexico location.

FRISA, Monterrey, Mexico, a world leading manufacturer of seamless rolled rings and open die forgings, is in the process of enlarging its Santa Catarina facility. Once operational, SMS, with its affiliate, SMS Foremex, S. de R.L. de C.V., will be managing the hot and cold slag and processing the scrap metal and by-products produced during the steel making process. In addition to providing support during the operational phase, SMS is partnering with FRISA during the engineering and construction phases to build a facility that meets the same world class standards that has positioned FRISA as a strategic and reliable supplier of an extensive range of high quality carbon, alloy, stainless steel, titanium and superalloy products.

Just as SMS has steadily grown by expanding its capabilities and diversifying, FRISA began as a small forging company serving the needs of local customers and now enjoys a recognized presence in the international market. Both FRISA and SMS are excited about this opportunity to partner together, with the common goal of providing unsurpassed quality and customer service as part of the forging evolution.

Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS), headquartered in Burnham (Chicago), IL, operates scrap processing, steel mill services, ship dismantlement 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 national 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. SMS currently has 23 operations in the United States and 2 operations in Mexico.

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

SMS Foremex, S. de. R.L. de C.V. is a collaboration between SMS and Controladora BSV, S.A. de C.V., which together, with SMS’s other Mexican holdings, including SMS de Mexico, LLC, currently manages scrap metal operations in Mexico.