Bay Steel Plans Expansion
The Business View – June 2019 / News You Can Use
Mobile-based Bay Steel Corp. announced it is expanding local operations, investing $6.29 million and hiring five additional employees. The new facility will be operational in the first quarter of 2020.
The family-owned business previously purchased 32 acres on Todd Acres Drive across from Mobile Commerce Park and recently decided to construct a 76,500-square-feet of office and warehousing space on 7.5 acres, according to Neal Collins, vice president of Bay Steel. The company will move from its existing facility at the Port of Mobile.
“Our new operations will allow us to be more efficient with our space, triple the number of overhead cranes and give us room to grow, and we’re excited about that,” said Collins.
Bay Steel is a steel service center for carbon and galvanized steel and sells a variety of products primarily throughout the Southeast. The company’s customers consist of manufacturers, fabricators and contractors, supporting industrial, commercial, transportation, marine, chemical and energy businesses. Examples of how the products are used include construction or repair of chutes, conveyors, trailers, buildings, signs, boats, fences and lumber processing equipment.
“It’s important that the Chamber support businesses grown and developed here. Of its key competitors, Bay Steel is unique in that it is the only steel service center and metal wholesaler headquartered in Mobile,” said Colton Cureton, the project manager for the Chamber who headed up the project.
MW Rogers Construction Co., based in Mobile, will serve as the general contractor.
After selling steel for another company, Bob Collins opened Bay Steel in 1988. Currently, the company has 13 employees.
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