Ed Camden, President, Southwest Steel Coil, Inc., a subsidiary of Calstrip Industries based out of Los Angeles, California, announced that after much consideration between Mission and other cities, the company has chosen to expand its operations to Mission, Texas. Southwest Steel Coil has acquired a 7-acre site with rail access in the Mission Expressway Business Park where it will construct a Class A, 100,000 square foot facility and create at least 25-40 jobs.
Earlier this year, Mission EDC, through a referral from McAllen EDC, began communicating with Southwest Steel Coil, Inc. The company, located in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, “is a processor and distributor of flat-rolled steel and aluminum. The company’s growth in New Mexico has come primarily from helping to create ‘a more local supply chain’ by capturing business formerly provided to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies from outside the local market. We are hoping to duplicate that business model and success in Mission”, said Camden.
“The Mission EDC team has been working with Southwest Steel for the past several months and we are excited to see their hard work has paid off” stated David Deanda, MEDC/MEDA Chair. “The creation of up to 40 jobs is a substantial number of new jobs for a city like Mission; these are great jobs that will support families.”
“Southwest Steel’s expansion into Mission is a testament to the prosperous business climate that this region offers,” Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas said. “I am thrilled about the expansion, and I am fully supportive of their decision to bring additional jobs and added revenue to our community.”
The subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Calstrip Industries Inc. performs slitting, cutting to length and blanking of carbon and stainless steel, and aluminum from master coils of 40,000 to 45,000 pounds. Its customers include OEMs mainly in the border cities of Mexico, but also in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.
“This project is not only an example of two neighboring communities, like Mission and McAllen, working together to strengthen the region but an indication of the region’s business-friendly climate, commitment to customer service and it’s highly skilled workforce,” stated Alex Meade, Chief Executive Officer, Mission EDC.
For more information, please contact: Mission EDC at (956) 585-0040