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The Techs

The Techs was born in the mid-1980s when a group of steel-business veterans sensed an opportunity to succeed where others were failing. They recognized that there was an under served marketplace for high-quality galvanized steel, and they were confident they could compete by forming a company that would make cost-effectiveness and customer service its hallmarks. They were right.

In 1984, the group purchased a galvanizing facility once operated by J&L Steel. The facility and equipment were updated, and production began. That was the genesis of MetalTech, The Techs’ highly successful flagship facility. Today, as then, MetalTech specializes in producing hot dipped galvanized steel sheet in heavier gauges.

In 1990

In 1990, the same investors seized another opportunity. No one in the United States was galvanizing thinner-gauge steel sheet; the marketplace was dominated by foreign competition. They opened NexTech in a facility where Westinghouse once made transformers. NexTech soon set the standard for galvanizing steel in ultra-light gauges and captured a significant share of the marketplace both here and abroad.

Again, success spawned more growth. In 1996, the company purchased the former Hays Army Ammunition Plant and began galvanizing medium-gauge steel sheet.

In 2000

In 2000, all three facilities—MetalTech, NexTech, and GalvTech—came under one banner and one brand as “The Techs.”

In 2007

In 2007, The Techs became a division of Steel Dynamics, Inc. We galvanize both hot-rolled and cold rolled steel sheet made by SDI’s Flat Roll Divisions; we also purchase substrate from other high-quality steel producers.

With a total annual capacity of one million tons, we cover the spectrum of hot dipped galvanized steel sheet, from heavy to medium to thin gauge. But while we have a reputation for producing the highest-quality products in the broadest range of gauges, what sets us apart goes all the way back to the vision our founders shared.

We have been successful because we strive to be cost-effective, and because we provide superior customer service. And when we say that our customer service is topnotch, it’s not just boastful rhetoric. Year in and year out, we’re at the top of the Jacobson Customer Satisfaction Survey.