Gerdau cuts ribbon on expansion

Gerdau Special Steel North America officially cut the ribbon today on the expansion of their Huntington plant. The two-stage project began in 2011 with a $9 million capital investment, and the now-completed phase 2 added an additional $18 million in capital investments in Huntington. 

Gerdau produces engineered steel bar products and advanced induction heating for quenching and tempered long bars and tubes. The plant employs 65 people.

Corporate officials from Gerdau welcomed visitors to the facility. Jack Finlayson, president of Gerdau Special Steel North America, was joined by several members of the corporate team in celebrating the Huntington project.

Representatives from the city and county government were among special guests participating in the ribbon cutting.

“We’re very proud of the Gerdau team and honored they chose to make such a tremendous investment in Huntington,” said Mark Wickersham, executive director, Huntington County Economic Development.

“Economic development is best described as a team sport,” Wickersham added. “It’s a privilege to work together as a community to help employers succeed. The success of our employers will define the success of our community.”