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20 April 2019

NLMK Pennsylvania Presents at Young Engineers’ Night Hosted by AIST Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter

AIST is the Association for Iron & Steel Technology with 17,500 members from more than 70 countries. AIST Member Chapters meet locally to foster the exchange of ideas and provide networking opportunities among peers. The Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter includes portions of Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Bill Katko, Operational Efficiency Engineer at NLMK Pennsylvania, was one of the four presenting speakers at a Young Engineers’ Night hosted by the AIST Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter on April 9th, 2019.

In his presentation, Katko introduced the NLMK Production System that utilized across the NLMK Group facilities and provided a brief overview of the system’s tools and its approach to problem solving. Katko’s presentation featured an ongoing operational efficiency project at the Hot Strip Mill at NLMK Pennsylvania which targets the optimization of the grease and lubrication consumption during the rolling process. The presentation highlighted how a cross-functional team was established to apply A3 methodology, (a root-cause analysis tool, key to the NLMK Production System) to achieve the intended results.

This project is one of the many examples of the application of the NLMK Production System whose purpose lies in increasing operational efficiency. Increased operational efficiency is an essential part of NLMK Group’s long-term strategy — Strategy 2022.

NLMK USA is one of the leading steel companies in the United States. With production sites at NLMK Indiana, NLMK Pennsylvania and Sharon Coating (NLMK Pennsylvania’s galvanizing operations), we produce flat rolled steel that is essential to modern manufacturing. We supply high quality steel coils to the construction, automotive, pipe and tube, and heavy equipment industries in the United States.

About NLMK Group
NLMK USA is a member of NLMK Group. NLMK Group is ranked by the World Steel Association as one of the top twenty steel-producing companies. World Steel Dynamics lists NLMK as one of the top five most effective steel companies in the world. NLMK’s metal products are used in a variety of industries, from construction and manufacturing to the production of power-generating equipment and off shore wind turbines. The NLMK team brings together 53,000 employees from across Russia, Europe and the United States.