On A Roll

MetalSite adds toll-processing services

PITTSBURGH - February 13, 2001 - Metals e-marketplace MetalSite announced today that it is now offering toll-processing services online through Chicago Cold Rolling of Portage, Ind., for customers who are seeking cold rolling, annealing and tempering services.

Chicago Cold Rolling is the first company to offer toll-processing services through the MetalSite Product Guide, including cold-rolled fully-processed; cold- rolled full-hard; anneal only; temper only; or anneal and temper. These toll-processing services are available for any product purchased through MetalSite, as well as for products purchased offline.

"E-commerce allows us to reach to new customers and new markets, and we in turn are helping to extend the supply chain by offering toll-processing services in addition to product, " says Kevin Stevick, president & CEO of Chicago Cold Rolling. "MetalSite gives us the most options to conduct business in the same fashion as we do everyday, which makes our transition to the Internet very comfortable. We fully anticipate taking this to the next level."

In addition to its toll-processing services, Chicago Cold Rolling sells products and accepts RFQ inquiries through MetalSite.

Chicago Cold Rolling, based in Indiana's International Port, is the only toll processor in the United State dedicated solely to the conversion of hot-rolled pickled coils into light gauge cold-rolled coils for customers in such industries as agriculture, appliances, automotive, construction products, HVAC, metal buildings, mobile homes and furniture markets. Chicago Cold Rolling operates three major processing centers: a 68" single- stand four-high reversing cold mill, a 68" single- stand four-high temper mill and 12 LOI HPH Hydrogen Batch Annealing Furnaces.