ISO 9001:2000 certified, Steel Dynamics Roanoke Bar Division provides a wide range of quality
products: angles, flat bars, channels, round bars, and billets. Our products
are checked at every step in the manufacturing process. The chemical composition
of each heat is checked before and at the end of the pour. Billets are inspected
prior to rolling. During rolling, product is continually checked for dimensional
accuracy and quality. Even bundles in the warehouse are checked to ensure that
the steel meets customer requirements. Steel Dynamics Roanoke Bar Division can guarantee
that the product will meet or exceed specifications.
Steel Dynamics Roanoke Bar Division employs its
own dedicated sales force. These professionals take personal responsibility
for the progress of an order from the moment it's placed until shipped.
Acting as the customer's agent within our company,
the sales representative works with our competent production staff to ensure
that the order is produced and delivered on time. Our computerized system for
order entry, production tracking, and shipping coordination aids our capable
staff in the process.
Steel Dynamics Roanoke Bar Division is also dedicated
to providing the most cost-efficient production. To increase the speed of melting
in our electric-arc furnaces, the
melt shop employs oxygen fuel burners. Typically, we can charge, melt, and tap
a heat in less than 70 minutes. A new ladle furnace, which began operation
1996, increased our raw steel production, improved quality, decreased production
costs, and improved operational efficiencies. Every aspect of our rolling mill
utilizes computer technology. Our mill stands incorporate extremely accurate
digital electronic drives, and each roll is designed with computer-aided technology.
In our warehouse, a computer system tracks each bundle until shipment, enabling
accurate, up-to-the-minute inventory and the most expedient shipping.
Roanoke Bar Division is centrally located in Roanoke, Virginia, with fast and
ready access to markets throughout the eastern United States by rail and
truck. Over two-thirds of the U.S. population resides within a day's drive
of Roanoke, and Steel Dynamics Roanoke Bar Division presently serves customers
in 21 states.
Rail service is provided by the Norfolk Southern Corporation. For truck freight,
our main plant is located just minutes from Interstate 81, with more than 50
carriers serving the area.
All of our
efforts at cost-efficiency have to pay off at the bottom line—the price of our
product to our customers. Steel Dynamics Roanoke Bar Divisionl is committed
to providing the best product and the best service at the least cost to our
We are constantly reviewing and implementing new ways and means to improve our
performance and our competitive position.
to the Environment
Roanoke Bar Division has
made every effort to meet or exceed the compliance standards of federal and
state environmental-protection agencies and will continue
to do so in the future. Our products contribute directly to the environmental
movement, as they are produced from 100 percent recycled materials.
Building on the practice of fundamental principles, Steel Dynamics Roanoke Bar Division has become a company as strong as its products.
With our commitment to these principles,
proven in a record of growth and service, we believe that Steel Dynamics Roanoke Bar Division will continue to grow and increase its strength in the