Steel Company Plans Southern Indiana Plant

Wed June 18, 2014 - Midwest Edition

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) Mill Steel Co. plans to open a flat-rolled steel plant at southern Indiana’s Ohio River port that company officials say could have about 45 workers by 2017.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company announced April 28 it is spending about $16 million to buy and expand a building at Jeffersonville’s Port of Indiana Maritime Center to about 225,000 sq. ft., making it the port’s newest operation.

The company said operations will begin at the complex in June and it plans to begin hiring this week.

Mill Steel processes and distributes flat rolled carbon steel for the automotive, construction, appliance and general manufacturing industries.

The company plans to operate an accredited testing lab in Jeffersonville, which is just north of Louisville, Ky.