CHICAGO, IL – October 30, 2018
Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS), headquartered in Burnham, Illinois, and its mill services division, SMS Mill Services, LLC, announced that it has successfully entered into a multiyear contract at JSW Steel USA’s newest facility in Mingo Junction, Ohio. The long-term contract will include slag removal and processing, metal recovery, drop balling, and other miscellaneous services.
“We are excited to grow our Mill Services platform and relationship with JSW USA. The contract between the two companies solidifies the values of both companies and their commitments to health, safety, and environmental sustainability,” said Jeffry Gertler, CEO of SMS.
“We are pleased to expand our relationship with SMS as JSW USA furthers its vision in Ohio, along with its facilities in Texas, to become the most technologically advanced melt and manufacture entity in North America. The gamut of our vision has grown in a short period of time to improve and install three electric arc furnaces and create 1,000 new jobs in the US,” said John Hritz, President and CEO of JSW USA.
JSW USA, based in Baytown, Texas, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSW Group, a $13 billion group headquartered in India with more than 40,000 employees worldwide. JSW is India’s largest steel producer with a presence in 100 countries. JSW recently purchased the Mingo Junction steel plant and has committed to invest $500 million that is expected to create over 500 jobs in the area.
Scrap Metal Services, LLC (SMS) headquartered in Burnham (Chicago), IL, together with its affiliates, including its mill services division, SMS Mill Services, LLC, 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, trading services, consulting and purchasing services to industrial scrap generators both domestically and internationally. 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.