Charter Steel Cut-to-Length Bar Mill
Charter Steel’s new cut-to-length bar mill utilizes precision sizing to produce cut-to-length carbon and alloy steel bars for a variety of industries. Construction of the new mill, was built side-by-side with the existing coil-producing line, beginning in the spring of 2017. Operations at the Cuyahoga Heights plant continued running uninterrupted during construction on a 24/7/365 shift schedule.
The project was completed in 2019 and represents the largest investment in the family-owned company’s 81-year history. The new cut-to-length product adds capacity enabling Charter Steel to not only serve existing but expand to new customers who make fasteners and wire for automotive and parts manufacturers. RLG crews worked 50-60 hours per week to meet the fast-track schedule.
Construction work was entrusted to a long-term Charter Steel partner – the Rudolph Libbe Group’s northeast Ohio operations – which has been working with Charter since 2009. RLG completed past projects such as the waste water treatment and bag house expansion.
This project included:
- Supply and erection of 170,000-square-feet of Varco-Pruden pre-engineered metal buildings
- Significant structural reinforcement of adjacent existing pre-engineered buildings
- Installation of all concrete building foundations, equipment foundations, slab on grade, embedded steel, reinforcing, and anchor bolts totaling over 25,000 cubic yards
- Material handling and equipment setting and erection
- Fabrication of header piping for internal drainage completed at RLG’s in-house shop
- Complex equipment foundations and elevated cantilevered FDNS for two KOCKS mills, three cold shears, coil transfer car tracks, saw roller tables, bar bundler, and stacker storage equipment
- Installation of (1) 35T, (3) 25T, and (1) 7.5T overhead cranes including girders, crane rail, hot rails, and walkway platforms