Contact: Mike Kruse
Heidtman Steel Products, Inc.
Vice President, Marketing and Sales Administration
(734) 848-3333



Heidtman Steel Upgrading Cleveland Pickling Facility

Toledo, OH — January 23, 2008 Heidtman Steel — the largest privately owned flat-rolled steel service center in the USA —has announced that they are adding in-line tension leveling capability and a Parsytec™ continuous defect detection system to their existing pickling line in Cleveland, Ohio. “Our pickle line will house the third in-line tension leveler and the third Parsytec™ unit within the Heidtman group of facilities,” according to Greg Glenn, eastern region vice president. “These systems enable Heidtman to create dynamic and real-time solutions to improve the quality of our products. Customers are demanding superior flatness and improved surface quality, and we feel that we can surpass their needs with these upgrades. With the successful completion of a tension leveling system at our Granite City location, we are looking to expand our capabilities here, in Cleveland, and possibly at other processing locations.”

Heidtman will be installing the Parsytec™ surface inspection system in July, and an in-line tension leveler, with the capability of 5/16” x 72” maximum width @ 50,000 K.S.I., targeted for installation late this year. Heidtman’s three-year-old 270,000 sq. ft. Cleveland facility is located at 4600 Heidtman Parkway, adjacent to the Arcelor-Mittal steel mill, and is rail accessible.

About Heidtman Steel
Headquarted in Toledo, Ohio, Heidtman Steel is a world leader in marketing flat-rolled carbon steel products and processes through its 16 direct and joint venture state-of-the-art processing facilities. Noted for their expertise in high strength steels, Heidtman processes nearly five million tons of steel annually. Its products are distributed to industries including automotive, truck and bus, construction, pipe and tube, metal building, appliances, and furniture. For more information on Heidtman Steel, log on to