TMS International is a leading provider of on-site industrial steel mill services. The company is the largest provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America based on revenue. According to the company’s official website, it provides mill services at 80 customer sites in 11 countries. Its global raw material procurement network spans five continents. On October 31, 2017, the state of Ohio received a WARN notification from TMS International LLC.
The letter submitted with the Office of Workforce Development confirms that TMS International will be shutting down operations at the AK Steel Middle facility effective January 1, 2018. The facility is located at 3018 East Oxford State Road in Middletown, Ohio. All employees at the facility are expected to be impacted by the closure. The company anticipates that the closure will be permanent.
According to the WARN notice, the closure is a result of the expiration of the company’s commercial contract with AK Steel. TMS confirmed that all impacted employees have been notified of the impending layoffs. While the workers are represented by Unions, bumping rights to other jobs or locations do not exist.
In total, TMS International believes that 99 workers will be impacted by the layoffs. The full WARN notification can be found here.