First Railcars Arrive From Nucor
April 12, 2006
The first of several 90 ton railcars arrived in Gansevoort this morning for the Lofts project in Saratoga Springs. “The arrival by rail of raw materials from Nucor Yamato, Blytheville, AK, marks another milestone in the ongoing commitment to keeping Stone Bridge Iron & Steel, Inc., a low-cost producer of fabricated structural steel” remarked Jim Morris, Purchasing Manager, Stone Bridge Iron & Steel, Inc.
Britt Carmer, Executive Vice President, stated, “The decision to bring raw materials in by rail has been driven by management’s efforts to reduce transportation costs to our customers. With diesel fuel costs at all-time highs, we have to be creative to save our customers money. Over-the-road freight costs have been soaring over the last two years, with inbound freight currently adding as much as $120 per ton to a projects overall cost. With rail we are able to cut these cost in half”.
“Stone Bridge constantly strives to reduce costs for our projects. Time and time again, Stone Bridge thinks outside the box assisting in design, manufacturing costs, and other consequential industry construction trends to help us control our construction costs. Steel is a major component in my multi-story projects and can really impact my overall budget.” Stated Sony Bonacio, President, Bonacio Construction.
Over the last 2 years Stone Bridge Iron & Steel, Inc. has taken a number of steps to reduce its production costs at a time of escalating raw materials and operational costs. From new machinery, software, employee training, and alternative freight solutions, Stone Bridge Iron and Steel, Inc. continues it commitment to cost control and quality products for the steel fabrication industry.
Ronald Carmer originally founded Stone Bridge Iron & Steel in 1973. Today Stone Bridge Iron & Steel, Inc. serves a geographic area that now covers all of New York State, New England and beyond. The main facility operates from a 45,000 square foot building that houses 12 overhead bridge cranes, with an 80’x330’ twin 10-ton bridge crane to feed material to the saw and CNC drill/coping machine, at 426 Purinton Road in Gansevoort, NY. Currently, over 60 people are employed and sales are well in excess of 15 million dollars per year. Stone Bridge Iron & Steel, Inc. is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction and an AISC Certified Fabricator.