Ryerson Opens Service Center in Tijuana, Mexico
CHICAGO, Dec 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ryerson Inc., a leading processor and distributor of metals in North America and Asia, announced today the opening of its newest service center in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The facility is located in El Florido Industrial park, one of the largest industrial parks in the Tijuana business area.
The newly constructed 80,500-square-foot service center will supply a wide range of products, including bars, tubing, sheets, coils and plates in carbon, aluminum and stainless steel. Processing capabilities include cut-to-length, laser fabrication and state-of-the-art bar cutting equipment. The facility will provide ‘same-day’ delivery and ‘same-day will call’ service. Along with the warehouse operations, a local sales team will be on site.
The facility is one of the largest in the Baja California region. Its location will allow Ryerson to better meet the needs of our customers in the Tijuana region as well as the neighboring industrial areas of Mexicali, Ensenada, Tecate and Rosarito. Tijuana will also service border regions in the United States and provides access to the Port of Ensenada.
The Tijuana facility is Ryerson’s second facility in Mexico. The company currently operates a 56,000-square-foot facility in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. It also services Mexico through operations in the U.S. border towns of McAllen, Texas, and El Paso, Texas.
“The opening of the Tijuana service center represents a continuation of Ryerson’s strategy to bring its full service offerings to major markets throughout Mexico,” said Phil Wylie, President of Ryerson’s Southwest Region. “As Ryerson’s U.S. customer base continues to invest in Mexico, we intend to support that growth as well as the growth of Mexican-based manufacturers.”
The new Tijuana service center currently employs 17 people. Ryerson expects to expand employment to approximately 25 people within a year. And, as sales grow, Ryerson expects to add a second shift and double employment to 50 people within three years.
Ryerson Inc., a Platinum Equity company, is a leading distributor and processor of metals in North America and Asia. The Company services customers through a network of service centers across the United States, Canada, Mexico and China.
SOURCE Ryerson Inc.