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Chicago: Ryerson Global Headquarters

227 West Monroe Street
27th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-292-5000
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New Orleans facility
New Orleans
Gulf Coast
10445 Airline Highway
St. Rose, LA 70087
Phone: 504-466-8855
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Ryerson has invested heavily in world-class technology and advanced metal processing equipment to ensure maximum precision and efficiency in the production process. Our metal equipment includes NC-controlled Tanaka industrial lasers, ESAB plasma cutting machines, and some of the largest capacity cutting tables in the business, allowing us to process over 144-inch wide plates or parts which can help our customers save on weld seams and welding expense, and improve overall production throughout.

Our metal surface preparation capability at Ryerson/Gulf Coast Region is second to none! To provide our customers with a complete array of metal surface cleaning and preparation options, we employ a sophisticated high-capacity Pangborn paint line system. The integrated system provides wheelabrator, shot blasting, and painting for most any metal surface.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include modern steel buildings with over 61,000 square feet of metal processing space, eight overhead cranes with interchangeable plate magnets up to a 40-ton capacity, and materials are always stored horizontally to minimize handling and improve productivity.

For you, the customer, this means maximum design flexibility, fast and reliable job turnaround, and a product produced to your exacting specifications, ready for production. On time… on budget… one stop.

So whether you need engineering services, blasting and painting, precision laser cutting, plasma cutting, forming or rolling, or any other custom metal services, the metal processing experts at Ryerson/Gulf Coast Region are ready to serve you!

Blasted and primed plate

Blast and Prime

  • Max 148 inches wide x 14 inches high
  • Standard thickness is 0.6 to 0.7 mils using solvent-based zinc pre-construction primer
    • Max coating of 2.0 mils
  • Shot blast only (no-grit)
Gulf Coast 24ft press brake


  • Dual 24 ft, 1100 ton tandem press brakes.
  • Maximum 90 degree bend of ¾” plate at 48’6”.
  • 24" throat
laser cutting

Laser Cutting

  • 4,000 watt
  • Machine Capacity: 13 ft wide x 60 ft long
  • Plate Thickness: Max 1 inch carbon, 3/8 inch stainless
  • Tolerance: +/- 0.030"

Miter cutting

Miter Cutting

Beveling the ends of the two tubes or pipes to be joined together
Oxy cutting

Oxy-Fuel Cutting

  • Machine Capacity: 14 ft wide x 60 ft long
  • Plate Thickness: Max 8 inch carbon
  • Tolerance: +/- 1/8"
Plasma cutting

Plasma Cutting

High Definition

  • Machine Capacity: 14 ft wide x 60 ft long
  • Plate Thickness: Max 1 3/4 inch carbon, 1 1/2 inch stainless
  • Tolerance: +/- 1/16"

Standard Definition

  • Machine Capacity: 14 ft wide x 60 ft long
  • Plate Thickness: Max 3 inch carbon, 2 inch stainless
  • Tolerance: +/- 1/8"

Plate bevel

Plate Beveling

  • 400 Amp Plasma
  • 5-axis beveling (+/- 45 degrees)
  • Machine Capacity: 14 ft wide x 60 ft long
  • Plate Thickness: Max 3 inch carbon
Gulf Coast Profile Cutting

Profile Cutting

A robotic cutting cell for the production of angles, beams, profiles, flats, bulb flats and square tubes that can cut any 3D shape with its high speed plasma or oxy-fuel heads.

  • Cutting of snipes, copes,squares and bevels.
  • Vertical/Overhead welding prep for bulb flats.
  • Machine Capacity: 40 inches x 17 inches x 50 ft long

Gulf Coast Saw


  • Capacity: 26"
  • Precision and bundle cutting
  • Bars, structurals, tubing and pipe
Gulf Coast Shear


Sheet Shearing

  • Capacity to 13 ft wide
  • Precision shearing and blanking
  • 28 ga to 7 ga Aluminum, Carbon and Stainless

Plate Shearing

  • Capacity to 12 ft wide
  • 3/16" to 1/2" Aluminum, Carbon and Stainless
Eric McGill

Eric McGill

Gulf Coast Multi-Market GM
Phone: 205-381-0839

Darren Eason

Darren Eason

Assistant General Manager
Phone: 318-655-1016

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Contract/Quality Manager
Phone: 205-948-5236

Robby Matherne

Robby Matherne

Sales Manager
Phone: 504-463-1825