Gerdau Fort Smith steel plant
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Gerdau Fort Smith, also known as Mac Steel (predecessor), is a 550 TTPA electric steel plant operating in Fort Smith, AR, United States. Gerdau Fort Smith operates an electric arc furnace (EAF).
The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Fort Smith, AR, United States.
The Gerdau Fort Smith steel plant began operating in 1984. It was previously known as Mac Steel and owned by Quanex Corp., which was acquired by Gerdau SA for $1.5 billion in 2007; at that point ownership of the facility transferred to Gerdau.
In June 2021, a fire at the Gerdau Fort Smith plant hospitalized one person.
- Alternative plant names: Mac Steel (predecessor)
- Location: 5225 Planters Rd, Fort Smith, AR 72916, United States
- GPS Coordinates: 35.307055, -94.372912 (exact)
- Plant status: operating
- Start year: 1984 (age 36–37)
- State-owned entity status: N/A
- Parent company: Gerdau SA [100%]
- Parent company PermID: 5000004542
- Owner: Gerdau Steel North America Inc
- Owner company PermID: 5035931883
- Production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
- Crude steel: 550 (EAF)
- Production (thousand tonnes per annum):
- Crude steel: unknown
- Steel product category: semi-finished; finished rolled
- Steel products: unknown
- Steel sector end users: building and infrastructure; steel packaging; transport
- Workforce size: unknown
- ISO14001: N/A
- ISO50001: N/A
- Main production equipment: EAF
- Detailed production equipment: 2 EAF (54-tonne; began in 1984, relined in 1998)
Articles and resources
- "Home GLN | Gerdau Website". www2.gerdau.com. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
- "Gerdau Acquiring MacSteel Mini-Mills for $1.5 Billion". Forging Magazine. 2007-11-18. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
- "Fire at Gerdau mill in Fort Smith sends one person to the hospital". 5newsonline. 2021-06-30. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
- 2021 AIST Electric Arc Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2021.
- "Certifications | Gerdau Website". www2.gerdau.com. Retrieved 2021-11-18.