September 2, 2008
Schuff International, Inc. Purchases Steel Fabrication Facility in Eloy, Arizona to Meet Growing Demand in Western Markets
Schuff International, Inc. (OTC: SHFK), a family of companies providing fully integrated steel construction services, has purchased a steel fabrication plant and certain other assets from California-based competitor, Strocal, Inc. This strategic purchase was made to provide Schuff with the additional steel fabrication capacity needed to support regional and end-market growth.
Located approximately 60 miles south of downtown Phoenix, the Eloy plant sits on 44 acres of land with over 130,000 square feet under roof. Built in 1997, this facility has an annual capacity of more than 30,000 tons of specialty fabricated steel.Schuff Steel Company, the largest steel fabricator and erector in the United States, will operate the new Eloy location. With four Arizona fabrication facilities in Phoenix, Gilbert, Flagstaff and now Eloy, Schuff further enhances its ability to service the Western U.S. market.
"We're very excited about this latest addition to our company. This location and added capacity will help us deliver more of our specialty services to the Western region," said Scott A. Schuff, president and CEO of Schuff International. "Contractors and owners alike understand the cost and schedule advantages of bringing Schuff on-board early to assist with preconstruction design, engineering and cost analysis. In particular, our clients continue to seek our expertise in Design-Build, Design-Assist and 3D/Building Information Modeling (BIM). Our ability to provide our clients with innovative structural steel solutions remains unmatched in the industry."
Including this latest purchase, Schuff International, Inc. owns and operates nine steel fabrication plants and two steel joist manufacturing plants. Companies are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Nevada, and Texas.
About Schuff International, Inc.
Schuff International, Inc. (OTC: SHFK) and its family of steel companies is the largest steel fabrication and erection company in the United States. The 32-year-old company is experiencing record growth with major projects in progress throughout the country. Schuff offers integrated steel construction services from a single source. Professional services include design-build, design-assist, engineering, BIM participation, 3D steel modeling/detailing, fabrication, advanced field erection, joist and joist girder manufacturing, project management, and single-source steel management systems. Major market segments include industrial, public works, bridges, health care, gaming and hospitality, convention centers, stadiums, mixed-use and retail, transportation, and international projects. Schuff International, Inc., which is headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., owns and operates nine steel fabrication plants and two steel joist manufacturing plants. Companies include Schuff Steel Company located in Arizona, Nevada and California; Schuff Steel-Midwest Division located in Overland Park, Kan., Ottawa, Kan., Chicago, Ill. and Denver, Colo.; Schuff Steel-Gulf Coast, Inc., located in Houston, Texas; Schuff Steel-Atlantic, Inc., located in Orlando, Fla., Albany, Ga. and Atlanta, Ga.; Schuff Steel Management Company-Southwest, Inc., located in Gilbert, Ariz.; and Quincy Joist Company located in Quincy, Fla. and Buckeye, Ariz. Schuff employs approximately 2,000 people throughout the country. For more information, visit www.schuff.com.
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