Engineered Bar Products Division
Located at Pittsboro, Indiana, just west of Indianapolis, SDI’s Engineered Bar Products Division (EBPD) produces high-strength round steel bars and round-cornered squares. These high-alloy and special-bar-quality (SBQ) steels are employed in rotating machinery and transportation applications but are also used in energy and marine applications.
SBQ steel is used in the production of seamless pipe and tubing, as well as in other high-performance applications. Major markets served by EBPD include off-highway construction equipment, agricultural, heavy truck, automotive, gas and oil well equipment, and forging operations.
When Steel Dynamics purchased the Pittsboro facility in 2002, it had been idled following the bankruptcy of Qualitech Corporation which had constructed the mill and operated it unsuccessfully. SDI made significant improvements and restarted the mill in early 2004 with the capability to produce round bars in a range from 1.5 to 9 inches in diameter. Additional improvements included the capability to produce heavy reinforcing bars and light structural steel shapes.
In 2006 the division added an on-site bar-finishing facility performing a variety of finishing and inspection operations to enhance the value of our steel bar products.
Annual production capacity in 2014 (*includes 325,000 tons added in 2014)
Percent of SDI steel shipments, 2014