Steel Dynamics completes acquisition of Mexican Metals Recycling Company
by David Fleschen
Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) today announced the completion of the acquisition of Zimmer, S.A. de C.V. ("Zimmer"), as part of its raw material procurement strategy to support its new Texas flat roll steel mill, which is planned to begin operations mid-year 2021. The transaction was funded with available cash.
Zimmer is headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico and operates a ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals recycling business. Zimmer's primary operations are comprised of six scrap processing facilities strategically positioned near high-volume industrial scrap sources located throughout Central and Northern Mexico. The company also operates several third-party scrap processing locations. These combined facilities currently ship approximately 500,000 gross tons of scrap annually and have an estimated annual processing capability of two million gross tons.
"We sincerely welcome the Zimmer team into the Steel Dynamics family," stated Mark D. Millett, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Combined with our existing metals recycling presence in Mexico, the acquisition of Zimmer expands our commercial presence in the region and strengthens our raw material supply strategy, allowing for cost-effective ferrous scrap procurement for our new Texas flat roll steel mill. Zimmer provides a platform to grow our metals recycling presence in Mexico and represents a meaningful achievement in our raw material sourcing strategy for our Texas flat roll steel mill."
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