National Material of Mexico hosted a Hollywood-style open house event on November 28th, 2017 to show customers, suppliers, and government leaders the outcome of their latest project that is expected to create 50 jobs. According to Carl Grobien, Vice President and General Manager, “To meet the demands of customers requiring advanced high-strength steels, we needed to make this investment. We decided to increase slitting capacity and improve our process for unloading and handling shipments to become more efficient and responsive to our customers’ needs. To make room for the slitter, we moved our existing office space to a brand new modern office building. These are very exciting times for our company that will benefit our customers.”
Among the distinguished speakers at the event, we heard from:
Mr. Michael Tang, CEO of National Material LP
Ms. Carlota Vargas Garza, Federal Delegate of the Secretary of Commerce in the State of Nuevo Leon, representing Mr. Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal Secretary of Commerce Mexico
Mr. Samuel Peña Guzmán, Under-Secretary of Investment and Industrial Development of the Ministry of Economy and Labor, in representation of the Governor of the State of Nuevo Leon Mr. Jaime Rodriguez Calderon as well as in representation of Mr. Fernando Turner Davila, Secretary of Economy and Labor of the State of Nuevo Leon
Mr. Oscar Cantú Garcia, Municipal President of Apodaca
People also in Presidium but not giving speeches:
Mr. Jesus Gonzalez Cardenas, Secretary General of the Executive National Committee of the National Federation of Independent Union
Mr. Eric Olson, Commercial Consul of the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey
Mrs. Lupina De Ezkauriatza, Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce Monterrey Chapter
The new Red Bud 72ʺ (1830mm) wide slitting line with in-line leveling has a thickness range of .012” – .250” is capable of slitting grades up to 250,000 psi (1725 MPa), and is mainly used in mass reduction engineering designs for parts used in cars and trucks. National Material of Mexico, with its network of seven plants (including joint ventures), has a combined slitting capacity of 1 million tons and a configured blanking capacity of 300,000 tons.
In the words of Carl Grobien, “Our expansion ceremony was the culmination of many months of hard work by the talented people of the NMLP and NMM teams, it couldn’t have gone better. Our facility in Monterrey is now world class and we couldn’t be any prouder. With the addition of AHSS to our product line in Mexico, we are now positioned into the future, today.”
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National Material of Mexico, a subsidiary of National Material L.P., one of the largest automotive-focused flat rolled processors and distributors in Mexico, is expanding its Monterrey facility by 82,000 sq. ft. (7,700 sq. meters) to add capability for processing Advanced High Strength Steels, increase its railcar receiving capabilities, and to create a new headquarters office building.
The new Red Bud 72ʺ (1830mm) wide slitting line with in-line leveling has a thickness range of .012” – .250” is capable of slitting grades up to 250,000 psi (1725 MPa), mainly used in mass reduction engineering designs for parts used in cars and trucks. National Material of Mexico, with its network of seven plants (including joint ventures), has a combined slitting capacity of 1 million tons and a configured blanking capacity of 300,000 tons.
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