Steel Processing

Worthington Steel essentially invented the steel processing industry and today is America's largest independent processor of flat-rolled steel. The company serves as the bridge between the capabilities of major steel producers and the specialized needs of end-users. Servicing the stainless steel market, the company's Precision Specialty Metals business is the nation's leading conversion mill offering precision light-gauge strip and sheet products.

 

The Industries We Serve

We process steel for more than 1,200 customers in several industries, which is used to make products consumers and businesses use every day.

  • Automotive
  • Lawn and garden
  • Construction
  • Hardware
  • Office furniture
  • Electrical control
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Appliance
  • Agriculture
  • HVAC

Our Capabilities

As the industry leader in processed steel products, Worthington Industries has a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge. We continuously share that knowledge with our customers to help them educate their own customers, reduce costs or develop new products.

Our highly skilled metallurgists work in each of our manufacturing facilities, as well as in our research and development facilities and labs. What's more, our metallurgists frequently visit our customers and see their operations first hand. This kind of relationship is what helped Worthington become the company it is today and continues to help our company grow and prosper along with our customers.

What's more, we continuously benchmark and improve our processes to provide the highest quality products possible. Here's a look at our processing capabilities.

  • Cutting-to-length allows us to meet specific or discrete length requirements.
  • Pickling removes the oxide that forms during the hot rolling process.
  • Cold-rolling allows us to change the structure and shape of steel through rolling it and applying pressure at a low temperature. This process creates a permanent increase in steel's strength and hardness.
  • Dry-lubricating eliminates lubrication oil from the manufacturing process and provides customers with steel that requires no additional lubrication or solvents. The process is harmless to machinery, workers and the environment.
  • Configured blanking creates a specific part by putting a flat piece of steel through a die; or by shearing.
  • Edging dresses metal strip edges by rolling, filing, or drawing.
  • Hot-dipped galvanizing allows coating to be put directly on a hot roll of steel, resulting in a more economical product.
  • Hydrogen annealing improves the machinability, facilitation of cold-work, mechanical or electrical properties, or stability of dimensions through a thermal treatment.
  • Slitting uses rotary knives to cut steel to width.
  • Tension leveling stretches sheet steel in coil form beyond its yield point to provide a sheet with superior flatness.

More information on Worthington Steel is available on the company's Web site.

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