Chicago, IL – Ryerson Inc., one of the leading processors and distributors of metals in North America, with global operations in North America, China and Brazil, today announced that it will open a new bar processing depot and full line service center in DeKalb, Illinois. The 150,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin operations in June 2012.

“This new facility is a platform for serving our customers’ growing demand for the bar market in the Midwest. The expanded capabilities combined with the strategic location and logistical access to suppliers and customers, will allow us to remain a leading source to serve our customers,” said Michael Burbach, President of Ryerson Midwest.

Jeff Redfield, General Manager of Ryerson Illinois/Missouri added, “The new DeKalb location will complement the existing full-line facilities in Burns Harbor, IN and St. Louis, MO by improving our service to customers in the center of Illinois and increasing our breadth of inventory in bar to all customers. This investment follows the recent opening of the plate processing facility in Eldridge, IA and further enhances our industry-leading offering of inventory and services.”

About Ryerson Inc.
Ryerson Inc., a Platinum Equity company, is a leading North American processor and distributor of metals, with operations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, China and Brazil. The Company distributes and processes various kinds of metals, including stainless and carbon steel and aluminum products.


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