Severstal North America
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Corporate Profile


Severstal North America is one of the largest steelmakers in the United States specializing in the next generation of high quality, flat-rolled, carbon steel products in a wide range of grades, chemistries, gauges and widths, including:

  • Hot rolled
  • Cold rolled
  • Hot-dip galvanized (and galvannealed and culvert)

We serve customers in more than 20 markets including the automotive, appliance, construction, container, pipe and tubing, distribution, converter and service center industries. Other applications for our innovative, high-performance steel solutions include ceiling grids, grain systems, HVAC equipment, machinery, metal buildings, water heaters and others.

Our modernized, fully integrated operations and corporate headquarters are located in Dearborn, Michigan.  In addition, a new, state-of-the-art electric arc furnace operation in Columbus, Mississippi, serves the growing demand for steel in the southeastern United States. Severstal North America also operates several joint ventures for value-added coated products and coke making.

By investing heavily in technology at all our facilities--more than $3 billion over the last few years--we are reinventing the future of steel in North America, accelerating innovation, increasing operational excellence and enhancing quality and service capabilities.

Along with exceptional product quality, we are committed to the protection of both human and environmental health.  Our facilities have earned TS 16949, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certifications, the international standards for quality, health and safety, and environmental management systems, respectively.

Severstal North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Russian-based OAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically-integrated steel and steel-related mining producers with geographically diversified assets on four continents. Severstal is listed on the Russian exchange MICEX-RTS and the company’s shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange.

Company History
Severstal North America was established in 2004 when OAO Severstal acquired the assets of the former Rouge Industries and its operating subsidiary Rouge Steel Company.

Located in the historic Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan, the facility, which was built in 1920, is heir to the American automotive manufacturing legacy. It originally was part of Ford Motor Company producing steel parts for the Model T and decades of automobiles that followed.  In 1982, Ford Motor Company converted its Steel Division into Rouge Steel Company, a free-standing subsidiary.  It sold the steelmaking operation to a consortium of investors in 1989 which operated as Rouge Industries.

After the sale to Severstal in 2004, the company was renamed Severstal Dearborn and became the company’s headquarters and flagship facility in the United States

Alexey Mordashov, Chief Executive Officer, Severstal, hailed the purchase as an important milestone in the global consolidation of the steel industry.  He viewed the acquisition as an opportunity to combine the best qualities of both companies and strengthen their economic effectiveness and market position.

In 2005, Severstal entered into a joint-venture agreement to develop SeverCorr, the newest mini mill in the United States at an industrial site outside of Columbus, Mississippi. In early 2008, Severstal acquired full ownership of SeverCorr and renamed the facility Severstal Columbus. The purchase of this electric-arc furnace shop allowed Severstal to expand into the growing market for light, flat, rolled steel products especially in the southeastern United States.

Recent, far-ranging upgrades and improvements in both Dearborn and Columbus have increased production, added employees and positioned Severstal North America as a pioneer in advanced steelmaking technology for a broad range of traditional and new customers and markets.

Two joint-venture operations—Mountain State Carbon, LLC and Spartan Steel Coating—round out the facilities.





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