Ports & Terminals

Ports Of Indiana-Jeffersonville Lands New Steel Processing Facility

The Ports of Indiana announced April 23 that United Steel Supply LLC will open a $10 million steel processing and painting facility at the Jeffersonville port on the Ohio River.

United Steel Supply, Austin, Texas, is one of the largest steel processors and distributors in the country and is a joint venture with Indiana-based Steel Dynamics Inc., the fourth largest U.S. producer of carbon steel products.

“This is a great, fast-growing company that provides high-quality steel for use in the agriculture, commercial, industrial and residential markets, and it’s a perfect fit for our port’s steel campus,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Jody Peacock. “We’re excited to provide United Steel Supply with access to multiple transportation modes, synergies with existing port companies and a strategic competitive advantage to support long-term growth.”

United Steel Supply is a leading distributor of Galvalume flat roll galvanized, pre-painted and digital print-patterned steel coils used by the construction industry for metal roofing and siding applications, and the pioneering Tru-Steel HD line of steel products featuring high-resolution digital image-application technology.

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“We’re very pleased to join the growth-minded ecosystem at Jeffersonville and enter a long-term partnership with Ports of Indiana,” said Bret Curtis, president of United Steel Supply. “The Jeffersonville location offers a unique value proposition, including first-class multimodal transportation services, existing steel industry partners and a vibrant community that encourages economic growth—all of which provide a competitive benefit for our business and customers.”

The company purchased a 100,000-square-foot building at 5150 Maritime Road from the port and entered a 75-year lease on 11.5 acres of land. The new facility will be located a quarter mile from Steel Dynamics’ Jeffersonville facility, which will be a key supplier for the new operation. Jeffersonville will be United Steel Supply’s fifth facility and second in Indiana; there is also one in Terre Haute. The company also has operations in Mississippi, Oregon and Texas.

“We’re thrilled to welcome such a high-caliber company as the newest member of our Jeffersonville port,” said Jeffersonville Port Director George Ott. “United Steel will not only create new high-paying jobs, but it will also drive new business for other port companies.”

United Steel Supply will begin renovations immediately with initial operations scheduled to begin early in the third quarter.

“This is a great project for the city of Jeffersonville and our port,” said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore. “Our community is not only a great place to live, but it also offers tremendous economic and logistics benefits that will help United Steel Supply thrive. We’re excited to welcome such a great company to our city and look forward to supporting its long-term success.”