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SMS Technical Services LLC

SMS Technical Services is headquartered in Cranberry Township, PA. It's a reputable, innovative company you can trust - recognized as a world leader in outsourced maintenance services for the steel and non-ferrous metals industry.

At SMS Technical Services we offer comprehensive maintenance and spare part services for steel production, continuous casting and rolling (flat and long products), tubes, welded pipes, forging, non-ferrous technology, and heat treatment plants - all from a single source. Apart from traditional refurbishment services for all major OEM equipment, you can also take advantage of our comprehensive field services and modernization projects. Steelmaking is our special forte where we actively devise maintenance solutions throughout the process from melting and casting to rolling and finishing. Next up is our forging division with experienced maintenance specialists who focus on closed and open-die forging, extrusion presses, and ring rolling. Looking at tubes and pipes, you'll notice our uniquely broad know-how which covers the complete line of seamless operations from cold drawing and pilger mills to piercing mills.

All this means we help not only maintain your equipment but also improve its operation. Plus, you can always rely on our excellent maintenance and service culture at eighteen (18) modern facilities throughout the U.S.. Whether you are a metals producer or processor, simply contact us if you are ready to extend your campaigns, reduce maintenance costs, and solve your production challenges.

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About us

History of SMS Technical Services

January 2015 – SMS group consolidates North American maintenance service companies SMS Millcraft and SMS Meer Inc. (USA) to create SMS Technical Services

The beginnings of SMS Technical Services can be traced back over 100 years. It all began with American original equipment manufacturers such as Aetna Standard, Oilwell Supply Company, and Sutton Engineering. Back then, as today, our core value has always been great service with a smile. And that hasn't changed since the 1950's, when our predecessor companies Acutus, Gladwin, and Millcraft Products started providing maintenance services for the metals and mining industries. What fueled the growth of these companies was the advent and rise of continuous casting in North America. Their merger led ultimately to today's SMS Technical Services.

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Services

Products and services

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  • Caster molds - complete mold rebuilds, mold copper machining and coating
  • Oscillators - end unit rebuilds and oscillator monitoring
  • Caster segments - segment refurbishments, complete roll cladding capabilities
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  • HSM - roll repairs, shifting blocks, chocks, spindles, gears, and AGC cylinders
  • CM/CGL - work roll chrome and EDT services, chocks, Zn pot rolls and equipment
  • Medium and heavy section mills - roll repairs, mill stands and spare parts
  • Bar, wire and rod mills - block/ module repairs, straighteners, and guides
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  • ERW and spiral welded pipe mills - spare parts
  • Draw benches - repair and modernization
  • Pilger mills - spare parts and field services
  • Seamless pipe mills - piercers, straighteners, spare parts, repairs, and modernizations
  • Bright bar and cold drawing equipment - repairs and field services
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  • Sutton extrusion presses - upgrades, repairs, spare parts, and field services
  • Closed/open-die forging presses - upgrades, repairs, spare parts, and field services
  • Ring rolling - upgrades, repairs, automation, and field services

Workshops

Strategically located, well-equipped plant

650 employees in 18 strategically located, well-equipped plants

Services provided: · Worldwide sourcing network supplying complete range of OEM, commercial and manufactured spare parts. Main OEM’s represented: · Aetna Standard, Blaw-Knox, Etchells, Eumuco, Hertwich Engineering, Hydraulik Duisburg, Innse, Meer, PWS, Schmag, Sack, Simac, Sutton Engineering · World-class manufacturing capabilities · Design and engineering support for improved components and upgrades · eService – online ordering and tracking · Spare parts management and warehousing · Installation support from our field service equipment experts SMS Technical Services LLC – Corporate Office/Cranberry Division 210 West Kensinger Drive, Suite 300 Cranberry Township, PA 16066-3435

Services provided: · Two on-site facilities at AM/NS Calvert & Outokumpu – Calvert, AL · HDGL and CAL – AM/NS Calvert · Continuous casting machines – Outokumpu Stainless · Roll machining (CNC and manual lathes) and journal welding · Thermal spray coatings on zinc pot rolls and CGL/CAL furnace rolls · Licensed North American supplier of Tocalo thermal spray coatings · PPT for all mold and segment maintenance services at Outokumpu Plant sizes: 7,000 square feet (HDGL) and 30,000 square feet (caster) – 10 employees ThyssenKrupp Drive Calvert, AL 36513 USA

Services provided: · Mold, oscillator, and segment reconditioning · Machining and fabrication, specializing in spray piping, mold frames, segments, and dummy bars, specialty gauges · Field services, including diagnostics, caster evaluation, oscillator monitoring, and optical and laser alignment · Sole SMS group manufacturer and supplier of caster roll gap sleds · Field service and repairs of process line equipment Plant size: 40,000 square feet – 30 employees East Palestine Division 49560 State Route 14 East Palestine, OH 44413 P: 330-426-4126 Plant Manager – Ken Heestand

Services provided: · Fabrication and repair of steel mill equipment: continuous casters, basic oxygen furnaces (BOFs), blast furnaces (BFs), coke plants, lifting devices, and rolling mills · Key account USS ETW – price per ton agreement for complete mold and segment maintenance services · Large field service crew, rail access, and 300-ton lifting capacities Plant size: 120,000 square feet – 35 employees East Pittsburgh Division 770 Braddock Ave. East Pittsburgh, PA 15112 P: 412-823-4280

Services provided: · Repair and reconditioning of continuous caster molds and segments · Material handling equipment and BOF lance repairs · Submerged and open-arc roll welding · CNC/manual turning and milling capabilities · Mold and segment frame machining and weld repairs Plant size: 98,000 square feet – 70 employees Gary Division 201 Mississippi St. Unit 12A Gary, IN 46402 P: 219-880-0256 Plant Manager – Chad Ellenberger

Services provided: · Facilities for new roll manufacturing, CNC roll machining, grinding, and cladding services for casters, flat and long product rolling, and process line rolls · Submerged-arc strip welding process (SAW) · Electro slag welding process (ESW) · Submerged-arc wire and open-arc wire welding process · On-site stress relieving services and CNC milling capabilities Plant size: 27,000 square feet – 20 employees Hogansville Division 750 Meriwether Park Dr. Hogansville, GA 30230 P: 706-637-8228 Plant Manager – Jim Bielski

Services provided: · Repair and reconditioning of segments, molds, and oscillators · CNC/manual machining, CNC/manual turning, fabrication, and welding · Laser-supported field service crew · SSAB Mobile PPT contract for mold and segment maintenance · Roll grinding and roll shop management for SSAB Mobile Plant size: 27,000 square feet – 50 employees SMS Technical Services LLC Mobile Division 12400 Highway 43 North Axis, AL 36505

Services provided: · Full service chock repair facility, work roll chocks and back-up chocks · Split bearing repair and new bearing housings · New manufacturing of chocks and all chock-related components · Extensive machining and welding as well as wire arc thermal spray capabilities · Diamond plate/tread plate lug machining of HSM work rolls Plant size: 32,000 square feet – 40 employees Mokena Division 19700 South 97th Ave. Mokena, IL 60448 P: 708-479-1333 Plant Manager – Jeff Norman

Services provided: · Mold, oscillator, and segment repair services for SSAB – Iowa · New fabrication and repair of under-hook lifting equipment · Manual and CNC milling and turning · MIG, TIG, stick, and gas shielded welding capabilities · Field service support Plant size: 16,000 square feet – 20 employees Muscatine Division 1750 Bill Sharp Blvd. Muscatine, IA 52761 P: 563-381-9102 Plant Manager – Greg Scalf

Services provided: · Dedicated full-service continuous caster mold repair shop · Design, manufacture, recondition, update, and upgrade of continuous caster molds and copper mold plates · UniGuard® and NanoGuard® mold coatings as well as electroplated copper and nickel · Powder coating for water jacket internal and external surfaces · Global SMS group provider for TG/2 mold taper gauges and other specialty gauges Plant size: 130,000 square feet – 80 employees Oil City Division 671 Colbert Ave. Oil City, PA 16301 P: 814-677-9400 Plant Manager – Mike Badger

Services provided: caster mold and segment maintenance services; large format CNC horizontal machine combined with additional machining and turning capacity as well as massive blasting and painting booths; mold copper refurbishment services; caster mold repairs and upgrade services; laser tracking and alignment services Plant size: 55,000 ft2  - approx. 50 employees

Services provided: · Caster mold and segment refurbishment · Submerged-arc and open-arc roll welding and assembly · Welding, fabrication, and CNC machining and turning · Alignment gauge certification and verification · USS Great Lakes PPT customer for mold caster and segment repairs Plant size: 74,500 square feet – 60 employees Taylor Division 15200 Huron Ave. Taylor, MI 48180 P: 734-246-8230 Plant Manager – Greg Merta

Services provided: · Three SMS Technical Services facilities – Warren · On-site roll shop at AK Dearborn – PLTCM – 20 employees · Warren, MI – chrome plating facility and EDT facility – 30 employees · Work roll and back-up roll grinding, chrome plating, electroless nickel · Electrode discharge texturing (EDT) for cold mill work rolls Plant sizes: 67,000 square feet (PLTCM) and 100,000 square feet (Warren shops) Warren Division 12880 East 9 Mile Rd. Warren, MI 48089 P: 586-445-0330 Plant Manager – Jim Moir

Services provided: · Rolling mill gear box, gearing, and drive spindle repairs (SIEFLEX spindle repairs) · AGC cylinder and bending block reconditioning and testing · Reel and mandrel new manufacturing and repairs · Large-part general machining and fabrication (CNC milling and turning) · Sub-arc roll welding, general fabrication, and stress relieving · Back-up chock repairs and reconditioning Plant size: 150,000 square feet – 40 employees Washington Division 750 Manifold Rd. Washington, PA 15301 P: 724-222-5000 Plant Manager – Brian Rea

References

Key accounts

  • AK Steel
  • ALCOA
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Allegheny Technologies, Inc
  • Carpenter Technology
  • Essar
  • Evraz
  • Gerdau
  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • NLMK
  • North Star BlueScope
  • Nucor · Mueller
  • Outokumpu
  • Sapa
  • SSAB
  • Steel Dynamics, Inc
  • Tenaris
  • TimkenSteel
  • TMK Ipsco
  • RTI International Metals, Inc
  • United States Steel

Contact

SMSgroup Dunworth, Doug

Doug Dunworth

SMS Technical Services LLC - Corporate Office
CEO
210 West Kensinger Drive, Suite 300
Cranberry Township, PA 16066-3435
United States

Phone : +1 724 553 3420+
Fax : +1 724 741 0612

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