Langley Alloys expands facilities in U.S. with Houston warehouse

Langley Alloys’ new Houston facilities will provide additional space for its growing stock supply. (Courtesy: Langley Alloys)

Langley Alloys is expanding its U.S. facilities following a period of sales growth. The new site will allow the business to carry more and a wider range of high-performance corrosion-resistant alloys and provide a more responsive service to customers.

The global business has operated warehouses in the United States since 2010, first from Portland. A Houston sales office was added in 2012, quickly followed by the establishment of its second U.S. warehouse nearby in 2013.

As the preferred distribution partner for Sandvik (Sandvik Materials Technology) in the Americas for duplex and super duplex stainless steel bars, the current site is no longer able to carry the business’ growing stocks.

David Jenkins, general manager of the Houston site at Langley Alloys, said, “Our new Houston facility is greater than 30,000 square feet in area, effectively double that of the current site. The building is large enough to maneuver cranes inside, and it’s fitted with high-density racking that replicates the configuration of our U.K. facility. The sales growth from our focus on the distribution of duplex and super duplex grades (Ferralium® 255, S32760/F55, Sandvik SAF 2507®/F53, S32205/F51) has justified this move. However, it now provides an opportunity for us to carry a wider stock range moving forward, including select nickel-based grades such as Alloy 625, 825, and 925.”