Nucor Steel, the largest producer of steel in the U.S., is still a few months away from being fully operational at their $250 million facility under construction in Sedalia, Missouri. But the company is already bringing additional new businesses to the community.
“We are here today to announce and celebrate one of those new businesses,” Rusty Kahrs, President of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County‘s Board of Directors, said on July 10, as TMS International announced plans to join the growing list of companies in Missouri’s steel industry.
TMS International is building a new facility on three acres of land on Nucor‘s property in Sedalia, providing a number of mill services to Nucor. TMS International is the largest steel mill services company in the U.S., and has more than 4,200 employees globally.
TMS International plans to hire 15 employees at its Sedalia facility to run the new operation, and hiring has already begun. “So far, I’ve had no problem finding employees,” John Seaman, TMS International’s Site Superintendent, said. “And what I have found has been great so far.”
Seaman has worked for TMS International for years, and relocated to Sedalia to run the new operation. “It’s been great,” Seaman said when asked about the move. “When we moved into our home the neighbors were very welcoming. They threw a big block party so we could get to know our neighbors. It’s just been amazing.”
“It’s nice to be welcomed into any community,” James Leonard, Director of Public Affairs for TMS International, said. “Everyone has been wonderful.”
And the warm welcome to Sedalia, Missouri, doesn’t stop at the local level. Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe wants company executives to know that the state is committed to supporting them.
“We’re here because we want to make sure companies know, all the companies that are locating here and our economic development partners, that we are here to help you at any time,” Lt. Governor Kehoe said.
TMS International will begin construction on their new facility in Sedalia in the coming weeks.