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Kobe Steel, United States Steel Corporation to Invest $400 Milion in CGL

Kobe Steel, United States Steel Corporation to Invest $400 Milion in CGL


United States Steel Corporation and Kobe Steel Ltd. to begin construction of a new continuous galvanizing line (CGL) at their subsidiaries’ joint venture, PRO-TEC Coating Company in Leipsic, Ohio, in response to an increased demand for advanced high-strength steels (AHSS).


The new CGL, an investment of approximately $400 million, will have a yearly capacity of 500,000 tons. This line, which will utilize a proprietary process, will be capable of coating steel that will help automakers manufacture economically lightweight vehicles to meet increasing fuel efficiency requirements while maintaining exceptionally high safety standards.  

The new CGL line will allow PRO-TEC to produce these Generation 3 steels with a hot-dipped zinc coating, which provide superior formability and high-strength properties while using a low-alloyed approach for robust weldability. Automakers can utilize these steels with their existing stamping and assembly methods to produce safe, strong and cost-effective structural components for vehicle bodies, further reinforcing steel’s position as the economical choice for quality-focused customers.

Construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017 and the line is expected to commence startup in 2019.


Name United States Steel Corporation
Partner Company Name Kobe Steel Ltd
Location Leipsic, Ohio
Type New CGL
Estimated Cost $400 Million



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