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Bell annealers from the Austrian industrial furnace manufacturer Ebner for the heat treatment of metallic products.

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Ebner supplies furnace equipment for US rolling mill

Ebner Ofenbau from Leonding, Austria, is supplying the furnace equipment for a state-of-the-art recycled aluminum flat rolled mill in the US.

Aluminum Dynamics, LLC, the newly formed aluminum division of Steel Dynamics has contracted Ebner for the supply of the furnace equipment for the recently announced, state-of-the art USD 1.9bn recycled aluminum flat rolled mill in Columbus, Mississippi

Ebner supplies several components of the furnace system

This package includes pusher-type furnaces to support hot rolling operations for preheating and homogenizing of approx. 900,000 tonnes of rolling slabs annually, requisite batch-type coil annealing furnaces as well as floatation-type, continuous annealing and solution heat treat lines for the finishing operations. The equipment is designed to produce automotive, can and common alloy aluminum sheet of the highest quality.

Focus on environmental impact mitigation

“We are excited to partner with Ebner on this project. Their industry-leading technology, focus on environmental impact mitigation, and high quality, equipment drove this important decision,” said Mark D. Millett, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Steel Dynamics.

“Seeing the mini-mill mentality transitioning into aluminum paired with an extreme high level of professionalism and passion makes everybody from the Ebner team tremendously excited about this project and poises us to provide world class technology for highest temperature uniformity, industry leading productivity with a low carbon footprint.” comments Robert Ebner, CEO of the Ebner Group. The family-owned company operates globally and is specialized in the research, development, fabrication, installation and commissioning of heat treatment facilities for the steel, aluminum and copper base metal industries.

About Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Steel Dynamics is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with facilities located throughout the United States, and in Mexico. Steel Dynamics produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special-bar-quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant bar products, specialty steel sections and steel joists and deck. In addition, the company produces liquid pig iron and processes and sells ferrous and nonferrous scrap.