Fulton County Processing Selects Butech Bliss To Build Their New Slitting Line
DELTA, Ohio – July 20, 2018 – Fulton County Processing (FCP), a northwest Ohio-based, state-of-the-art steel coil processing company, has announced it will be installing a new high production slitting line set to be operational in the second quarter of 2019. The multi-million project will require a 70,000+ square foot expansion to the plant, which will house the new line and provide additional storage space. Once the new slitting line is completed, the project is expected to create 25 new jobs over the next 3 years.
“This new line will not only increase the production capabilities of the plant,” said Jeff Kunkel, President at FCP, “but it will allow us to offer quicker turn-around times to our customers while continuing to deliver a high quality product. “
The new slitting line will be designed, manufactured and installed by Butech Bliss. The line will feature a 4-roll flattener with entry pinch roll, heavy gauge interchangeable slitter assembly with scrap handling system, hydraulic shears, looping pit, quill type mandrel recoiler and will handle a maximum coil weight of 60,000 lbs. The maximum product width will be 74” and a maximum thickness of .500”. The slitting line will operate at line speeds of up to 500 fpm and process HR and HRPO steel.
FCP currently houses and operates 3 slitting lines and one pickling line. The new slitting line will increase the annual production to 180,000 tons, pushing the annual plant production capacity to over 1.2 million tons. “Our goal has always been to offer our customers seamless access to metals and related value-added services,” said Kunkel. This is just one of the many steps we are taking to ensure that FCP can fulfill the needs of our growing customer base today and tomorrow.”
About Butech Bliss
Butech Bliss is dedicated to designing and building innovative high production steel processing equipment to the metals industries from the company’s 400,000 square foot Technology Center located in Salem, Ohio. We offer engineering expertise and outstanding customer service to meet the needs of our customer’s ever changing needs. For more information, visit www.butechbliss.com.
About Fulton County Processing: Headquartered adjacent to the NorthStar/Bluescope steel mill in Delta, Ohio, was founded in 2002. FCP is located at 7800 State Route 109, P.O. Box 67, Delta, Ohio 43515. The company is TS16949:2002 certified. For more information visit www.fcpltd.com