As one of the oldest cities in the U.S, Mobile combines Southern tradition, beauty and charm with all the elements of a fast-growing progressive community. The city’s diversity is mirrored in an abundance of activities—everything from deep sea to fresh water fishing, antique shopping to outlet bargains, tee-time on the course to tea time at an historic Plantation home.
Mobile’s strategic location and tremendous infrastructure – two interstate systems, two airports, proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and five major railroads – make it a center for business. Its superb quality of life, diverse cultural and recreational activities, low cost of living, close distance to the beach and the temperate climate attract many newcomers and visitors every year.
SSAB began operating in Alabama in 2001. The steel mill employs more than 600 people and has an annual finished steel capacity of approximately 1,250,000 tons. The facility produces steel plate up to 120 inches wide, 90 feet long, in thicknesses of 3/16 to 3 inches. It can also produce steel coil up to 120 inches wide, weighing up to 45 tons.
The Mobile facility is one of Alabama’s largest steel scrap recyclers, consuming approximately 1.5 million tons of scrap metal per year. In 2012, the site added a new quench line, a nearly $300 million investment that significantly increased SSAB’s ability to produce high strength quench and tempered steels.