Project: Rolling Mill #2, Pittsoboro, IN Facility
Client: Steel Dynamics
Project Description: The Rolling Mill #2 “White Lightning” project is the addition of a second steel rolling mill facility to Steel Dynamic INC’s (SDI) Engineered Bar Products Division in Pittsboro, Indiana. SDI-Pittsboro produces reinforcing bars for use in concrete construction, and round and square merchant bars for use in the manufacturing of various products. The new addition will increase the mill’s capacity to produce special bar- quality (SBQ) steel bars which are used in the manufacturing of automotive and industrial equipment parts requiring a high degree of precision.
The second rolling mill is an 82,000 square foot addition that consists of three crane runway aisles including a steel billet storage area, steel rolling mill line, and a maintenance area to service the rolls used to shape the bar products in the mill. Computerized Structural Design (CSD) was hired by SDI to perform the structural engineering for the mill building structure, building foundations, electrical equipment buildings, machinery access platforms, and machinery foundations.
CSD submitted the foundation design portion of the project to the Structural Engineers Association of Wisconsin for the 2013 Excellence in Engineering Award – Large Projects. At the SEA-WI Fall Technical Conference, CSD was presented with the award.