New Plant Doubles Our Tubular Steel Production
V&S Schuler Engineering began fabricating tapered tubular products at a brand-new 57,000-square-foot facility in Burton, Ohio, in August 2018, doubling our production of tapered poles and allowing us to efficiently provide tubular structures throughout the Midwest and East Coast. Coupled with V&S Tubular Products LLC in Muskogee, Okla., we now have the capacity to produce tubular products throughout the United States.
Looking to expand our tubular operations, V&S Schuler jumped at the opportunity to purchase this one-year old facility at a foreclosure auction. We were up and running just one week after the acquisition, fabricating galvanized steel and weathered steel for embedded structures and base-plated structures. Our products include A-frames, H-frames, bus support, switch structures, wood pole equivalents and masts.
“With two facilities fully devoted to producing tubular structures, we’re able to dedicate weeks or months to large projects without delaying other projects,” V&S Schuler Senior Vice President Greg Shaheen said. “That flexibility allows us to give our customers an even higher level of attention and service.”
The previous owner of the facility constructed it specifically to fabricate tapered tubular products. With two bays that are 55’ wide by 450’ long, and seven over-head cranes – several of which can carry up to 30 tons when synchronized – the facility is equipped to handle projects of any size.
The facility sits on 18 acres, giving V&S Schuler Engineering plenty of land for future expansion. The total cost of the facility, equipment and property was $6.25 million
“This facility is ideal for growing our production of tubular products,” said George Cook, Operations Manager of V&S Schuler Engineering. “In addition to all the space we wanted and an optimal lay-out, the location opens up new markets for us that were previously limited because of logistics.”
“With two facilities fully devoted to producing tubular structures, we’re able to dedicate weeks or months to large projects without delaying other
– Senior Vice President Greg Shaheen