Contact: Mike Kruse
Heidtman Steel Products, Inc.
Vice President, Marketing and Sales Administration
Fulton County Processing Expanding Pickling Capacity
Fulton County Processing (FCP), a joint venture with Heidtman Steel, is expanding its pickling capacity
at its facility in Delta, Ohio. The $20 million project will add a new 4 tank Butech Bliss/Nelson push/pull pickling
line and is scheduled for completion in fourth quarter 2014. The steel processing expansion will add 82,000
square feet and include additional storage and rail car capacity.
“This line will have all the bells and whistles that can be put on the line in today’s market for a 100% toll
processing service center,” said John Grossheim, National Processing Manager, Heidtman Steel/Fulton County
Processing. “This pickle line at FCP has been in the works for three plus years and now this dream is coming to life.”
Fulton County Processing is located adjacent to Northstar Bluescope Steel in northwestern Ohio.
The 240,000 square foot facility currently has three slitting lines and one pickling line with an annual
capacity of 120,000 tons. The new line will increase pickling capacity to almost 500,000 tons and increase
annual plant production capacity to over 1 million tons.
“This new line will not only increase the production capabilities of the plant,” said Jeff Kunkel, General Manager
at FCP, “but it will allow us to capture a significant amount of business that has been leaving the area. “
Fulton County Processing products are used for tubers, rackers, and guard rails as well as in some automotive
and construction applications. The company primarily services businesses in the Midwest.