Project Scope:

PRO-TEC Coating Company was established as a joint venture in 1990 by two global leaders in steel technology and production – U. S. Steel Corporation (U. S. Steel) and Kobe Steel, Ltd., of Japan. A joint team of technical experts from both companies designed the original production facility featuring a 600,000-ton-per-year capacity, state-of-the-art, hot-dip continuous galvanizing/annealing line.

IPS was the General Contractor for the turnkey installation of a new slitter building and was responsible for the equipment installation including:

  • Furnaces
  • Slitters
  • Structural Steel
  • Platforms





In addition, IPS self-performed all mechanical, electrical and civil work.


6.2 mil. Project Cost
18 months Project Duration
design bid build Delivery Method

Project Scope:

North Star BlueScope Steel is a 50-50 joint venture between BlueScope Steel (Melbourne, Australia) and Cargill, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN). The partnership brings together expertise in electric furnace steel making, slab casting and hot rolling technology in a synchronous flat rolled mini-mill. The steel mill is designed with a unique combination of proven technology to provide our customers a superior hot rolled product.

IPS was the mechanical contractor for installation of a new rolling steel mill at the Delta, Ohio facility. IPS self-performed all piping work and some electrical work.

Additional work in the Wastewater Treatment Building required IPS to install: 3 chillers, 12 large sand filter units, 2 circulating pumps, 2 filtration pumps, drag skimmers, weir pit, gravity settle tank, and associated piping.


The initial design was conceptual only, requiring IPS to work closely with Lockwood Greene, an engineering firm headquartered in North Carolina, to complete the final design. Throughout the design process IPS provided valuable engineering and constructability reviews for all above‑ground and underground piping.

18 Delivery Method
Design-Build Delivery Method
$900MIL. Total Construction
$58MIL. Project Cost
1,500,000SF Facility Size
1996 Completion Date
18 Project Duration
Design-Build Delivery Method

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