The Material Works and SES partner to supply EPS systems to steel mills

August 8, 2014 - The Material Works, Ltd. (TMW) has designated SES, LLC as the newest authorized supplier of environmentally friendly pickling lines incorporating patented Eco Pickled Surface (EPS) Technology. SES will design and build automated EPS pickling lines for both integrated and mini mills around the world under a nonexclusive license from TMW.

Founded in 1976 in Alliance, Ohio as Steel Equipment Specialists, SES ( has grown into a leading supplier of custom engineered equipment and systems for the primary metals industry. SES specializes in complex material handling and multi-stage processing systems incorporating the advanced control and diagnostic monitoring technology of its Canadian subsidiary, SES Automation of Toronto. Recently completed SES projects include:

An integrated system for handling/transferring coils from the hot mill at Severstal Dearborn

Design, manufacture and installation of transport equipment for a new coking facility in Brazil

Complete logistics system for new Vallourec & Mannesman OCTG pipe mill in Youngstown, Ohio

Design, equipment supply, automation and installation supervision for a major process section for a 100 meter rail line for Evraz in Russia.

In announcing the partnership TMW President Kevin Voges stated, “As EPS technology expands from the service center sector to mills, we sought a design/build partner with deep engineering talent and experience manufacturing equipment for the heavy duty, continuous operation mill environment. SES is that partner and brings the bonus of added international exposure to our selling efforts.”

SES CEO Don Batty added, “We are very excited about the new partnership with TMW as we recognize the growth potential of EPS technology. EPS is a great fit to our portfolio of solutions.”

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