Nelson Steel and Butech Bliss Selected to Build Steel Dynamics' Push/Pull Pickling Line in Indiana

Nelson Steel's Consulting Technology Group and Butech Bliss have been awarded a large-scale equipment upgrade at the Steel Dynamics (SDI) facility in Butler, Indiana. The existing hot band finishing line at the facility will be upgraded. The upgrade will enable the line to convert hot band to hot-rolled pickled and oiled coils in thicknesses up to 3/8" by widths up to 64" at speeds up to 600 fpm. The line will also maintain its current capability to level and side trim hot band coils when required, by bypassing the pickling section.

Nelson Steel's Consulting Technology Group will provide the design and on site supervision of the processing sections of the line. Butech Bliss will provide the exit end terminal equipment.

John Mrkonjic, Corporate VP of Engineering at Nelson Steel, stated: "This is an exciting collaboration for our companies. To work together on this massive project for one of America's largest steel companies will be an incredible achievement. Our Nelson Steel Consulting and Technology Group / Butech Bliss team will ensure that SDI's capabilities are more efficient in the future."

Engineering of the project commenced on January 12th, 2015, and operation of the line is scheduled to be in startup in late 2015.


Graham Oakley

General Manager

Technology Group Nelson Steel, a division of Samuel, Son Co., Limited


Tel: 905-662-1404

About Nelson Steel

Nelson Steel, based in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, has provided steel pickling services to the metals industry for over 43 years. The Nelson Steel Consulting & Technology Group designs and builds pickling line process sections for push / pull, semi-continuous and continuous systems, and also specializes in revamping existing pickling lines. Nelson Steel is a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, the largest family-owned metals distribution and processing company in North America. Visit:

About Butech Bliss

Butech Bliss provides innovative engineering, manufacturing and field services to the metals industries from the company's 400,000 square foot Technology Center located in Salem, Ohio, USA. Visit:

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