North Shore Steel, based in Houston, Texas, USA, acquired Ford Steel in early December. The latter will keep its name and continue operating in its current locations in St. Louis, Missouri, and Elko, Nevada, USA.

Leadership at North Shore Steel described the move as strategic. Ford Steel leadership described it as a great fit for both companies. “Ford Steel can now offer more extensive processing capabilities and a full complement of structural steel products to our customers,” Tony Morrison, general manager, Ford Steel, said.

Ford Steel was founded in St. Louis in 1945 and specializes in abrasion and impact resistant plate, bar, and other steel products and services.