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Canadian company buys United Steel Deck

Posted by wlpo on August 18, 2010

A Canadian company is giving a closed plant in Peru a second life.

Canam Group has bought two United Steel Deck plants- the one in Peru and one in New Jersey.  United Steel Deck was owned by Commercial Metals Company who in February announced they were getting out of the joist and deck business.  Employees in Peru were told they would be loosing their jobs.

Ron Grant is operations manager in Peru.  He says Canam took over Tuesday.  He says they’ll be moving towards reopening, but couldn’t give a time line of when it would happen.  They’ll be known now as Canam Steel.

Peru Mayor Scott Harl says it’s a great thing for Peru that it’s being occupied again.

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