Company Statement on COVID-19 Outbreak and the Reliable Supply of Products/Services for Customers (March 22nd, 2020)

Dear Customers,

We provide you with an update on our response to the COVID-19 outbreak. voestalpine is closely monitoring the status of the outbreak and its potential adverse impact on supply chain continuity in the metals industry.

As the number of cases continues to escalate internationally and domestically, voestalpine is taking additional preventive measures such as site entry restrictions, work-from-home options, and staggered staffing schedules to stop the potential spread of the disease within our North America locations. In addition, we have implemented a travel ban in accordance with WHO recommendations (https://www.who.int/news-room/articles-detail/updated-who-recommendations-for-international-traffic-in-relation-to-covid-19-outbreak).

The health and safety of our employees is paramount and we are complying with all requirements and best practices associated with our warehouses and offices in order to continue our operations. voestalpine’s warehouses in North America are fully operational and we will notify our customers if otherwise. Please be advised that future government restrictions and/or limited availability of transportation may cause some delays in the supply chain.

voestalpine is communicating regularly with our suppliers for an updated status information and we will keep our valued customers informed of any changes that may impact delivery of products within North America.

VOESTALPINE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Press release - New Steel Store™ Facility in Tennessee (August 6th, 2019)

Cleveland, TN – voestalpine High Performance Metals Corp. today announced the opening of their newest Steel Store™ in Cleveland, Tennessee, thirty minutes north of Chattanooga on Interstate 75. The Steel Store™ specializes in providing Tool Steels for customers’ Tool, Die and Mold Making needs. The Steel Store aims to supply unparalleled service and fast deliveries. The new facility is strategically located to provide tool steel solutions and unmatched delivery service to the manufacturing communities located in the South Eastern United States.
This announcement and facility opening follows closely on the heels of the company’s announcement of the opening of their coatings facility in Tennessee in July which is co-located with the steel store and shows the company’s ongoing commitment to customer centric investments strategically located across the United States. According to Adam Steorn, Regional Manager Eastern United States, “our new facility is in line with our strategy to increase our local presence and service offering to our customers, in this very important manufacturing area. Steorn went on to say “With our local stock and coatings capabilities we offer the best of both worlds and ensure that our customer get most out of their investment as we aim to be Your One Stop Tool Steel Shop.”

In addition to the stocks of tool steels the Cleveland facility is equipped with state of the art Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) Arc coating systems technology. This location will feature Duplex coatings including CROSAL PLUS, TIGRAL and VARIANTIC, ideally suited for a variety of applications ranging from metalforming to die-casting, hot stamping and plastic injection molding.

The launch of the new facility represents a new era for voestalpine in the United States with an expansion to the south east to complement existing facilities across the United States.