In the past few years, high-strength steel has emerged as a new lightweight solution.
When an automotive manufacturer company opened a facility in Canada, they searched for a cold-rolled strip steel supplier in North America. They needed this specialty type of steel for their seat rail applications. After the company searched for a local supplier, they came up empty-handed. That’s because, until that point, this steel was only manufactured in Europe.
That’s when the company reached out to us. We worked on several formulations. It was an iterative process. After a year and a half of working closely together, our metallurgists at Worthington Industries developed and engineered this specialty type of high-strength steel that worked perfectly with the manufacturer’s specifications.
Today, we are a long-term, trusted supplier to that company.