COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Samuel, Son & Co., Limited will open a new metal service center to support the growing automotive market in the South, according to a press release.

The new facility will house a “world-class hybrid automotive blanking line with a width capability up to 2050mm,” stated the release.

“This additional capacity shows our commitment to the automotive market,” shared Samuel President & CEO Bill Chisholm. “Our customers have grown to expect a lot from Samuel. This investment allows us to step up and deliver the service and quality our customers require for their current and future business needs.”

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The line will be able to produce custom shapes and inspect, clean, level and lubricate sheet, said the release.

The 105,000-square-foot facility will be spread out over 30 acres, and will be able to handle high strength steels and Class A exposed product in steel and aluminum, explained the release.

The project’s first phase is expected to be completed by July 1, 2015, noted the release.