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USA

BlueScope Buildings Head Office:

1540 Genessee Street
Kansas City Missouri 64102
Phone: 1 816 968 3000

In North America, BlueScope is engaged in the manufacturing, construction and sale of pre-engineered buildings, metal coating and painting, the manufacture of insulated metal panels and of building components. It is also involved in two joint venture businesses.

BlueScope Buildings

BlueScope Buildings North America, including Butler Buildings and Varco Pruden Buildings, is a fully integrated business that designs, manufactures and markets custom engineered metal building systems and components for industrial, commercial and community segments of low-rise non-residential building and construction markets and government applications. BlueScope Buildings draws upon a number of distribution channels to bring its product to the customer, including: 

  • the Butler Builder network of over 1,100 authorised construction professionals from North America;
  • Varco Pruden Builders, a network of more than 1,000 independent authorised construction professionals from across North America; and
  • BlueScope Construction, an in-house general contractor specialising in large construction projects and government work.

 The BlueScope Buildings PEB manufacturing footprint consists of nine facilities - eight are located in the U.S. in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California, Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Wisconsin and Tennessee, and one is located in Monterrey, Mexico.

ASC Profiles

ASC Profiles manufactures steel building components including architectural roof and wall systems and structural roof and floor decking at nine manufacturing facilities located in the states of California, Washington State, Oregon, Utah and Alaska.

It operates three building product lines, which are sold primarily through a national network of offices and sales representatives:

  • ASC Building Products - manufactures light commercial and industrial roofing and walling and residential roofing products;
  • AEP Span - manufactures architectural, commercial and industrial products and retrofit roof systems; and
  • ASC Steel Deck - manufactures floor and roof deck products.

Steelscape

Steelscape produces metal coated and painted steel coils for non-residential building and construction markets in North America.  Steelscape sells its products to a broad range of customers in the construction end markets in the U.S. and Canada for use in metal buildings, roof and wall panels, steel framing and decking. The products are primarily distributed to the U.S. east and west coasts with approximately 60% of sales to roll-formers and metal builder customers.

Steelscape has two manufacturing facilities in the U.S., located in Washington and California. The California facilities include metal coating, painting and slitting equipment, with Washington also operating a pickling and cold mill line. Total annual capacity is approximately 446,000 tonnes of metal-coated steel products and 332,000 tonnes of painting capacity.

North Star BlueScope Steel LLC

North Star BlueScope Steel in Delta, Ohio was established in 1996, and its facilities are amongst the newest in North America, and use leading edge steelmaking technologies and processes.  In October 2015, BlueScope acquired the remaining 50 per cent of North Star BlueScope Steel from Cargill Inc. to move to full ownership of this business.

Around 2 million tonnes of hot rolled coil are produced annually from North Star's dual electric arc furnaces, using scrap metal, pig iron and alloys. North Star BlueScope Steel ranks fifth by volume in the production of hot rolled coil in North America, and is consistently voted number one for eight consecutive years in the annual Jacobson Survey of steel customers measuring customer satisfaction.

BlueScope hosted visits for investors to several US sites in June 2017.  Presentations providing an overview of these visits can be found here.  Subsequent ASX releases, in particular results presentations, may contain more updated information and can be found here.