McDonald Steel’s 14” production line is an eleven stand cross-country bar mill. After the hot steel bar exits the mill’s roughing stands, it is never in more than one roll stand at any time. This is vital to hot rolling non-symmetrical shapes because it allows the bar to spread into the required shape that has been contoured into the roll design.
The McDonald Steel facility is one of the few cross-country mills in the world capable of producing non-symmetrical shapes. Our walking hearth reheat furnace, roller bearing finishing stand and ability to double roll and subsequently slit your special shape give us the unique ability to provide an end product with optimum shape control and consistent mechanical properties.