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ArcelorMittal Marks Opening of Laser-Welded Blanking Facility

2/26/2018 - ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks has cut the ribbon on its third U.S. laser-welded automotive blanking facility in Detroit, Mich.  
During a grand opening ceremony Monday, company officials said the US$83 million facility employs more than 80 and will allow it to better serve its automotive customers.

"ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks serves as an important bridge between the advanced steels our parent company produces and the solutions our customers demand," said ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas president Todd Baker. 

"Ten years ago, we had two tailored blank operations in the Americas; today we have nine facilities producing over 15 million welded blanks per year. Our growth confirms the value our technology brings to our customers, delivering the optimal balance of cost, weight and performance in structural car parts."