Ohio Coatings Makes 4 Millionth Ton of Tin Plate
Herald Star reported that Yorkville Ohio US based Ohio Coatings Co has marked a milestone this year, having made 4 million tons of steel. The business began commercial production in 1997 and completed its 4 millionth ton on February 4. Ohio Coatings President Mr Jim Tennant said “It’s been an interesting run over the last 20-plus years. We’ve all lived this … so many years, and even the struggle of losing our parent company … trying to depend on third party companies to supply us, so we’ve not been able to get up to anywhere, any level that we would like to run at. We’re still running at 60% of capacity. We’d like to get up around 75-80%.”
Ohio Coatings produces tin plate steel, focusing on electrolytic tin coating lines for the sanitary food can and aerosol packaging markets. Ohio Coatings is a 50-50 joint venture owned by Esmark Inc and TCC Steel. The direct workforce comprises 65 union and salaried personnel.
Line Type: Ferrostan Electrolytic Plating Line with MSA Electrolyte
Annual Capacity: 300,000 Tons
Line Speed: 1,475 feet per minute
Length of Line: 550 feet
Amount of strip in line: 4,334 feet
There are three tinplate suppliers in the United States. Ohio Coatings follows behind US Steel and Cleveland Cliffs.