Ryerson Opens New Facility in Mexico
Ryerson Inc., Chicago, has opened a new service center in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The facility began operations at the end of August.
The 56,000-square-foot Monterrey facility serves as a general line service center and carries a wide range of carbon, aluminum and stainless steel products in a variety of different shapes, similar to the product lines Ryerson stocks throughout North America.
“This is another major step forward that expands our service to the Mexican market and continues growing our presence inside the country,” says Phil Wylie, president of Ryerson’s Southwest region, who is responsible for the Monterrey operation. “The Monterrey facility further extends our current offerings and materials management capabilities to Ryerson’s growing base of customers in northeastern and central Mexico.”
Ryerson has been actively serving the Mexican market from the border states of Texas, Arizona and California for many years. “As demand has grown we have responded by investing in new facilities on both sides of the border,” says Wylie. “We now serve customers throughout the entire border area and into central Mexico.”
In 2008, Ryerson sold its stake in a joint venture with a Mexican steel distributor and started developing the company’s ability to serve the Mexican market independently. In 2009, Ryerson established a location in Nogales, Mexicali, and opened a new facility in McAllen, Texas, to better service customers from the Laredo-Nuevo Laredo area down to Brownsville-Matamoros.