PRO-TEC Coating Company
Established in 1990 as a joint venture between United
States Steel Corporation and Kobe Steel Ltd. of Japan,
PRO-TEC Coating Company provides coated sheet
steel primarily to the U.S. automotive industry for use in
manufacturing cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
PRO-TEC’s 236 employees, called Associates, work in
a state-of-the-art 730,000-square-foot facility that is
surrounded by corn and soybean fields, in the small rural
town of Leipsic, Ohio. The location was chosen for its access
to Midwestern steel markets, its connection to rail and motor
transportation, and its proximity to U.S. Steel’s production
facilities in Indiana and Pennsylvania.
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