National Material of Mexico, a subsidiary of National Material L.P. and one of the largest automotive-focused flat rolled processors and distributors in Mexico, announced it has completed an expansion its Monterrey facility by 82,000 square feet (7,700 square meters) to add capability for processing Advanced High Strength Steels, increase its railcar receiving capabilities, and to create a new headquarters office building.
NMM will host an Open House on November 28th, 2017 to show customers, suppliers, and leaders of government the outcome of their latest project that is expected to create 50 jobs.
“To meet the demands of customers’ requiring advanced high strength steels, we needed to make this investment. We decided to increase slitting capacity and improve our process for unloading and handling shipments to become more efficient and responsive to our customers’ needs," said in a statement Carl Grobien, Vice President and General Manager. "To make room for the slitter we moved our existing office space to a brand new modern office building. These are very exciting times for our company that will benefit our customers,” he added
The new Red Bud 72ʺ (1830mm) wide slitting line with in-line leveling has a thickness range of .012” – .250” is capable of slitting grades up to 250,000 pounds per square inch (psi) (1725 megapascals, MPa), mainly used in mass reduction engineering designs for parts used in cars and trucks.
National Material of Mexico, with its network of seven plants (including joint ventures), has a combined slitting capacity of more than 1 million tons and a configured blanking capacity of 300,000 tons. The company operates three steel processing facilities in Monterrey, Hermosillo and Queretaro, as well as four sites in Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato through a joint venture with Korean manufacturer Posco.
Based in Illinois, National Material L.P. provides engineered metal products, which includes aluminum extrusion and stainless steel rolled products to automotive, aerospace, construction, defense, electrical, and industrial markets.