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Subject: Chaparral Steel
Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing
Asked by: bren-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 11 Aug 2002 04:04 PDT
Expires: 10 Sep 2002 04:04 PDT
Question ID: 53220
I am looking for ten sources of information on Chaparrel Steel that
will provide me significant information on the company. I also you
like to know what make them different. Some of the companies strengths
and weakness.
Subject: Re: Chaparral Steel
Answered By: alienintelligence-ga on 11 Aug 2002 06:15 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings bren

The first part of your question,
Ten sources of information on Chaparrel Steel that
will provide me significant information on the company.

(1) What they do

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"Chaparral Steel-Texas, located in Midlothian, Texas, is a
technologically advanced steel mill which produces bar and
structural steel products from recycled steel. The plant
commenced operations in 1975 and more than doubled in capacity
in 1982."

[ ]
"Each year, Chaparral Steel uses more than 700,000 used cars as
scrap in the production of 1.6 million tons of steel"

[ ]
"Chaparral Steel is a Midlothian Texas company seeking to
define every output as a product, saying, Waste is a
sacrificed financial opportunity! CEO Gordon Forward's
strategic goal is to generate zero waste. Steel is the
world's most recycled material and the mini-mill industry,
with Chaparral ones of its largest producers, relies on
recycled steel as its feedstock. Chaparral generates much
of its raw material from an on-site auto shredder. There
were major unutilized by-products from the shredding and 
the mill itself."

(2) Who owns them

"Chaparral Steel is a wholly owned subsidiary of TXI"
[ ]
1341 West Mockingbird Lane, Suite 700W
Dallas, TX 75247 
Phone: (972) 647-6700
Fax: (972) 647-3878
Employees (last reported count): 4,400 

Subsidiaries of TXI other than Chaparral Steel
[ ]
TXI Riverside Cement
3500 Porsche Way, Suite 150
PO Box 51479
Ontario, CA 91761-0079
Phone: (909) 635-1800
Fax: (909) 635-1897


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(3) Projects they have done

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Client: Chaparral Steel Recycling Plant
Completion Date: 1999
Location: Petersburg, Virginia
"Schwob was selected to do the steel erection on a 425,000 s.f.
building that stretches for over a quarter mile. A series of
high-use cranes, ranging in capacity from 15 to 50 tons, are
supported by open-web columns that also provided support for
utility trusses that ran the length of the facility. The frames
vary in width from a 154' single span across the cooling bed
bays to a 330' three-span condition across the mill and
finishing bays."

(4) Pollution

Facilities of Chaparral Steel
"Chaparral is the nation's 10th largest steel mill, and is owned by
TXI. Chaparral takes scrap metal, including many, many autos, and
uses electric arc furnaces to melt them down into construction
forms. Chaparral produces hazardous waste in the form of lead,
zinc and cadmium dust that is now transported off-site for

Midlothian Pollution Meets Suburban Development
"Midlothian hosts three cement plants and a steel mill
-the largest concentration of heavy industry in north
Texas. TXI is the largest cement plant in Texas. Chaparral
Steel is the 10th largest steel plant in the nation."  

(5) Insider documents?

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The Texas Ferrous Raw Materials Manual 
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The Virginia Ferrous Raw Materials Manual 
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(6) Trade associations

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"The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced today
that Chaparral Steel has joined its Bar and Rod Market
Development Group (BRMDG) as a member of the Automotive/Heavy 
Equipment Task Force."

"Located in Midlothian, Texas, Chaparral Steel is a
technologically advanced mill that produces bar and structural
products from recycled steel. Chaparral's products include
specialty bar grades serving the construction, automotive,
railroad, defense, mobile home and energy industries. "

"For more information on the Bar and Rod Market Development
Group, contact David Anderson in Detroit at 248-945-4764." 

(7) Branching out

TXI Chaparral Steel, Petersburg, VA
[ ]
"TXI Chaparral Steel has built a new, world-class steel
recycling facility in Dinwiddie County Virginia. The plant
has been operating for two years, and has already recycled
more than 1 billion pounds of scrap metal. The plant has a
significant positive environmental impact because nearly
all the raw materials are recycled scrap metal."
*2000-2001 Virginia Manufacturers Association Environmental 

Chaparral Virginia Structural Steel Plant, USA
[ ]
"Chaparral Steel is in the process of completing a $400
million structural steel plant in Dinwiddie County, Virginia,
approximately 30 miles south of Richmond. The facility has
a capacity of 1.2 million tons per year and includes the most
up to date 165-ton finger-shaft electricity furnace and ladle
metallurgy furnace."

(8) Financials

Financials from Hoovers a .uk site
Company capsule
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Sector: Metals & Mining 
Industry: Metals & Mining - Steel Production
SIC Code - 3312 -  Blast furnaces and steel mills

Chaparral Steel Co.
300 Ward Rd. Midlothian, Texas 76065
SIZE (employees): 
Dallas/Ft. Worth (30 miles) 
Public NYSE - CSM CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Gordon E. Forward, CEO Chaparral
Steel Co. 300 Ward Rd. Midlothian, TX 76065
Dennis Beach Vice President-Administration Chaparral Steel Co. 300
Ward Rd. Midlothian, TX 76065 (214) 775-8241

Yahoo financials for TXI
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TXI Chaparral Steel Operations Begin Recovery added 09/27/01
"TXI Chaparral may be seeing some light at the end of the
tunnel. According to Robert D. Rogers, CEO, "the August
quarter marked a recovery toward positive steel results.
Steel shipments increased 13% over the May quarter, and
steel operating results improved by more than $20 million." 
"Texas Industries, Inc. which also includes cement operations
reported net income of $5.0 million ($.23 per share) for the
company's first quarter, which ended Aug. 31, 2001. Net income
for the same period a year ago was $25.7 million ($1.13 per

[,-Midlothian.htm ]
"AME Mineral Economics provides detailed commercial
intelligence on the metals, mining and energy sectors.
Our research is independent and we have earned a solid
reputation as specialists in the market and financial
aspects of the aluminum, alumina, coal, steel, gold,
steel iron ore, DRI/HBI, steel, lead, zinc and titanium
minerals industries. We are one of the largest and most
established research houses undertaking detailed mine and
smelter cost analysis."

(9) Other things they do

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Welcome to, brought to you by L. B.
Foster Company and TXI Chaparral Steel. LB. Foster
Company is the exclusive piling distributor for
Chaparral Steel. 

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Price Announcement  
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Old Virginia Updates
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Domestic Steel Producers File Dumping, Subsidy Petitions On
Structural Steel Beams From Four Countries
"(July 7, 1999) U.S. steel producers filed petitions today
with the U.S. Department of Commerce & U.S. International
Trade Commission to impose antidumping and countervailing
duties against imports of structural steel beams from Germany,
Japan, South Korea, and Spain. The petitions state that imports
from each of these countries are sold at less than fair value,
that imports from South Korea are subsidized by the government,
and that these subsidized and dumped imports are injuring the
domestic structural steel industry. "

Hours: M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM CST
Phone: (972) 775-8241 

Rey Ferreyro
District Manager 
(800) 779-0085 
(972) 779-1279 
(972) 779-1507 (f) 

Estella Hernandez
Customer Representative for NM, AZ 
(972) 779-1288 
(972) 988-7513 (f) 

Hours: M-F 7:00AM - 6:00PM CST

Steve Ambrose
(972) 779-1291 
(972) 775-6120 (f) 

Brant  Allegretti
General Sales Manager, Sales Operations 
(972) 779-1292 
(972) 779-1236 (f) 
Hours: M-F 7:00AM - 6:00PM CST

Lynn Gregg
Marketing Administrator 
(800) 779-1201 
(972) 779-1201 
(972) 775-6120 (f) 
Sandra German
(972) 779-1208 
(972) 775-6120 (f) 

(10) Environment friendly

Zero-Emission Park
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 Chaparral Steel-TXI 
 Midlothian, Texas 
Participating Establishments: 
 Steel mill
Cement plant
Automobile shredding facility
 Applied Sustainability LLC
4425 South Mopac Expressway
Building III, Suite 501
Austin, TX 78735
Phone: 512 892-4413
Fax: 512 892-8830
"Chaparral Steel and Texas Industries, Inc. (TXI) Cement
Division, two Midlothian, Texas, manufacturing facilities
owned by the same company, established the foundation of a
zero-emissions park by forming a partnership to use
Chaparral's steel slag in TXI's cement kiln to produce
high-quality Portland cement."

By-Product Synergy A Tool for Sustainable Greenhouse Gas
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"Chaparral Steel, one of the first companies to adopt the BPS
concept, recently documented a compelling testament to BPS'
capacity to accomplish the allegedly incompatible economic
and environmental goals of GHG reductions and economic growth"

By-Product Synergy
"At first glance, it's hard to imagine how anyone could get
excited about slag, a by-product of the steel-making process.
But when managers of Chaparral Steel got together with their
counterparts at a Texas Industries Inc. (TXI) cement plant,
they came up with a surprising discovery: Steel slag could
be converted into a valuable raw material for cement production."

Industrial Ecology in Motion (2): Heavy Industry
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"So, in collaboration with a nearby cement plant that happened
to be owned by its parent company Texas Industries Inc.,
Chaparral set out to find new opportunities reduce waste
generation, increase efficiency and create value. The results
have been noteworthy. Chaparral has reduced the volume of
baghouse dust (a hazardous waste which costs $220 ton to
dispose of) to 28% below industry average, reduced lime content
in the dust by 87% (allowing it to be used in metals recovery),
reduced lime use by one-third and saved over $1 million in 1994
by using 5130 tons of recycled dust in the furnace."

(11) Miscellany

ASCE/AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition - 2002 Competition
Cosponsored by: 
American Society of Civil Engineers 
American Iron and Steel Institute 
National Steel Bridge Alliance 
The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation 
Nucor Corporation 
TXI Chaparral Steel

TXI (Texas Industries) Investor Relations
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Company Profile
"TXI is a leading supplier of building materials, primarily
cement and structural steel."

"The Company's principal cement markets are Texas and California,
the two largest cement markets in the United States as well as
the two states receiving the largest increases in highway
funding under the federal transportation act. TXI is the largest
cement producer in Texas."

"In structural steel, the Company is the second largest supplier
in North America, providing material to nonresidential markets
throughout the continent."

" The innovation of new products and processes, particularly in
the area of recycling, is key in maintaining and enhancing TXI's
competitive strengths."

A map of their plant locations:
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California, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, 
Mississippi, Virginia

Headquarters in Texas;
Contact: Ken Allen
Vice President and Treasurer
1341 West Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75247
Phone: (972) 647-6730 
Fax: (972) 647-3964 
Email Address: 


It appears what makes them different is
their public attention to protecting the
environment through reduction in emissions.
Some controversial information that I 
posted in (4) seems to disagree. Their
strengths seems to be in the public
display of environmental attention and the
fact that their holding company TXI just
happens to own a cement subsidiary that
compliments the steel companies' ability
to get rid of some waste products. The
only weaknesses that are obvious in 
media are the supposed hazardous wastes
on-site and introduced into the atmosphere.

"However, there are two hazardous waste landfills from
past years of on-site disposal. It also produces "fluff,"
which is what the non-metal "innards" of the autos are
called. This "fluff" has been dumped in the TXI quarry
where it has caught fire at least twice in the last
eight years."
" The Huge Volumes of Pollution: According to state
documents, all four Midlothian heavy industries are
among the top air polluters in north Texas, with TXI
ranking as the largest single source of air pollution
in Dallas/FortWorth" Holnam ranked second and North
Texas Cement 3rd. Chaparral Steel was 6th. Combined,
they released over 48 million pounds of pollution
into the Best Southwest Skies in 1995."

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I really hope this is what you were looking for.
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