Bridging The Way Into The Future: Groundbreaking Ceremony For NSPS Metals

8 March 2019

NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN BUSSAN AMERICAS, Inc. and Pacesetter recently announced a Strategic partnership. This joint venture will Strengthen NSBA's and Pacesetter's position in the Southwestern United States and Mexico and will spark innovation and maximize the talent, resources and assets of both companies. "It will drive efficiencies in marketing, procurement, and operations," stated Takenori Nakano, Chief Operating Officer of NSBA.

NSPS Metals starts construction of its new 130,000 square foot steel distribution and processing center in Houston, Texas in March 2019. According to the plans, later expansion to 260,000 square feet is contemplated.  The first development phase of this facility is to be completed in early 2020.  Pacesetter founder Steve Leebow stated, "Investment is our commitment to the Southwestern marketplace and Mexico."

Through creativity and knowledge sharing by its leaders and team members, NSPS will service and support customers in the HVACR, appliance, automotive, garage door, metal building, metal roofing as well as other industries.

The construction of our new facility in Houston demonstrates the commitment of NSPS Metals to create tailored solutions that make the greatest difference to our associates and our customers.

About NSBA:

NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN BUSSAN AMERICAS, INC. (NSBA) is the United States subsidiary of NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN BUSSAN CORPORATION (NSSB; head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; president: Yasumitsu Saeki) NSBA is in charge of distribution for NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION and its group companies.  It is NSBA's goal as a trading arm of NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION and a specialist in steel products to epitomize a strong corporate group that makes a valued contribution not only to end users and manufacturers, but also to the overall development of the steel industry. With the powerful corporate backing of NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION and its group companies, NSBA has expanded its trading activities primarily in steel products and has been praised by its business partners for its expertise and reliability.

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About Pacesetter:

"Our People, Your Advantage" is ingrained in Pacesetter's culture and its attitude toward servicing its customers and suppliers. Founded in 1977 and headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia, Pacesetter operates service centers outside of Atlanta, Chicago and in Houston. Pacesetter processes and supplies cold rolled, galvanized, galvannealed, galvalume, aluminized, and prepainted steel. Services include slitting, cut to length, precision blanking.

Pacesetter leads the industry with innovative solutions across a variety of industries. By design, the organization delivers The Ultimate Customer Experience via its team's expertise, game-changing innovative services, pioneering technology, and superior products. With a focus on internal and external collaboration, Pacesetter relentlessly pursues new ideas and develops industry-evolving solutions. Pacesetter's tech-forward, Women's Business Enterprise continues to expand and evolve to meet a growing client base and industry demands.

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