Edw. C. Levy Co. History requires Flash Player 7

Edward C. Levy, Sr. starts as a trucking contractor in the Detroit, Michigan, area. 1920s
On a handshake, Mr. Levy starts to provide slag services to the Ford Rouge Plant in 1922.

Edw. C. Levy Co. begins crushing slag and introducing it to the market as a road base material.

Edw. C. Levy Co. begins hauling and selling slag from the Hanna Furnace Co. on Zug Island in River Rouge, Michigan.

Edw. C. Levy Co. builds a crushing and calcium chloride mixing plan to make prepared road base material.

Levy gets contract to haul and dispose of open hearth slag from Great Lakes Steel.

Edw. C. Levy Co. is incorporated in 1946.

In 1948, Levy builds a new slag processing plant at 8800 Dix Ave. in Detroit, Michigan, to serve Rouge Steel and Great Lakes Steel.

Edw. C. Levy Co. contracts with Great Lakes Steel to move uncrushed slag off Zug Island in River Rouge, Michigan.

McLouth Steel Corp. makes a slag disposal agreement with Edw. C. Levy Co.

Edw. C. Levy Co. builds two new slag processing plants in Trenton, Michigan.

In 1958, Great Lakes contracts metal recovery from open hearth slag to Levy.

Edw. C. Levy Co. develops processes for metal reclamation from steel-making slag.

Delta Trucking Co. is formed for hauling aggregate products to customers.

The Dix Ave. slag plant in Michigan undergoes a major cost and quality rebuild program and becomes one of the most efficient aggregate plants in the United States.

Edw. C. Levy Co. acquires three asphalt plants from Cadillac Asphalt Paving Co. and forms Asphalt Products Co.

Edw. C. Levy Co. develops and patents a mobile carrier for liquid slag in cast steel pots.

Land and zoning is obtained in Lyon Township, Michigan, and the operation of Lyon Sand & Gravel Co. begins.

Edw. C. Levy Co. acquires Clawson Transit Mix Co.’s three plants. Over the succeeding years, numerous additional ready-mix concrete facilities are built or acquired in metropolitan Detroit.

Eagle Trucking Co. is formed in Wixom, Michigan, to haul aggregate from sand & gravel operations in outlying areas around Detroit, Michigan.

Detroit Lime Co. is formed to supply burnt lime to the steel and other industries, and a new plant is constructed in Detroit, Michigan.

Edw. C. Levy Co. licenses Kress Corp. of Brimfield, Illinois, to build patented slag pot carriers.

Falcon Trucking Co. is formed as an aggregate hauler and cement-hauling carrier, utilizing some owner-operator trucks to haul aggregate materials.

Edw. C. Levy Co. begins foundry waste-metal recovery at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Michigan.

Edw. C. Levy Co. purchases the Killins Gravel Co. in Ann Arbor, Michigan, consisting of a sand and gravel operation and ready-mix concrete plant.

Edw. C. Levy Co. obtains a contract for slag purchase, metal reclamation, and mill services at the Burns Harbor Plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corp in Indiana (now ArcelorMittal). New facilities for processing, maintenance, and administration are build.

Edw. C. Levy Co. develops a slag, lime, and fly ash stabilized base mix under the trade name “Slagcrete.”

Ed Levy, Jr. becomes magority owner and CEOO of Levy companies in 1969.

Edw. C. Levy Co. purchases the ready-mix and sand & gravel business of South Lake Service Co. in South Bend, Indiana, and begins operating at St. Joseph Materials Co.

The former Peerless Cement Plant in Detroit is purchased and operations begin as Jefferson Marine Terminal (JMT) for receiving, grinding, and shipping cement.

Edw. C. Levy Co. purchases Cadillac Asphalt Paving Co.

Edw. C. Levy Co. develops a patented process to chemically treat slag cooling water to eliminate odor emissions.

Pennfill landfill operation begins.

Hatchet, Inc. is created to perform foundry waste scrap recovery operations with portable plants.

Gravel Trucking Co. is formed to operate a fleet of dump trucks and trailers specially designed to haul hot asphalt mixtures, construction debris, and for steel mill servicing.

Indian Trucking Co. in Burns Harbor, Indiana, is formed to move aggregates in northern Indiana.

Edw. C. Levy Co. acquires stone dock, ready-mix concrete, and pre-stressed concrete facilities on the Saginaw River in Michigan.

Edw. C. Levy Co. secures a blast furnace slag handling and marketing contract with U.S. Steel in Gary, Indiana, and South Chicago, Illinois.

The ready-mix assets of Genessee Cement Products Co. were acquired and become Clawson Flint in Flint, Michigan.

Stacy Trucking was formed to haul aggregates.

The assets of Medusa Cement Co. in Oakland County, Michigan, were acquired and become Milford Sand & Gravel Co.

Edw. C. Levy Co. provides LTV Steel in Indiana (now ArcelorMittal) with slab carriers under contract.

Edw. C. Levy Co. Acquires Ace Asphalt & Paving in Flint, Michigan.

Edw. C. Levy Co. obtains a blast furnace slag contract with LTV Steel in Indiana (now ArcelorMittal).

Edw. C. Levy Co. purchases the asphalt and paving equipment of Schmidt Construction Co. in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Edw. C. Levy Co. forms Triple E Trucking Co. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to support asphalt manufacturing and distribution operations in Colorado.

A slag contract is secured, and Edw. C. Levy Co. begins operations at the Timken Corporation in Canton, Ohio.

Edw. C. Levy Co. acquires the sand, gravel, and crushed stone operations of Blount Materials in Michigan and forms Burroughs Materials Co.

Schmidt Construction Co. expands to Castle Rock, Colorado, with an asphalt plant and paving operation.

Schmidt Construction Co. acquires Menzer Granite Quarry and Fountain Sand & Gravel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Edw. C. Levy Co. purchases Mesa Material Co.’s asphalt production and aggregate mining operations new Phoenix, Arizona.

The Dix Avenue blast furnace slag plant was redesigned and rebuilt. The changes include Levy patented hydraulic knuckled stacking conveyors for dust suppression and minimized product breakage.

Edw. C. Levy Co. rebuilds and expands a cement receiving and storage facility at Jefferson Marine Terminal on the Rouge River in Detroit, Michigan.

State Trucking was established to haul asphalt for asphalt pavers.

Edw. C. Levy Co. secures a contract to perform slag services at Nucor Steel, a mini-mill that pioneers thin-slab casting in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and forms Whitesville Steel Mill Services.

A joint venture is formed between Queensland Cement Co. and Edw. C. Levy Co. to serve BHP Steel in Port Kemble, NSW, Australia (now BlueScope Steel).

Australian Steel Mill Services (ASMS) is formed to provide handling BOF slag, air cooled and granulated blast furnace slag, metal recovery, turn key road design and construction, and wastewater recycling.

S. Evan Weiner becomes Executive Vice President and COO of the Levy Companies.

Centennial Materials Co. is formed to acquire Hallett Mineral Co.’s aggregate leases and property in Colorado. This is subsequently rolled up into Schmidt Aggregates.

Australian Metal Recover (AMR), a scrap detinning facility, begins operations at BHP Steel at Port Kemble, Australia.

Centennial Materials Co. purchasing McClain property for sand and gravel production.

Exact Express was started to haul heavy equipment and liquid asphalt and for specialty hauling for the Michigan market.

Edw. C. Levy Co. forms the Mercier Analytical Laboratory Co.

Butler Steel Mill Services is formed for a new slag handling contract with Steel Dynamics, Inc. in Butler, Indiana.

Mesa Materials Co. purchases Luke Ranch, which becomes Sun Plant (aggregate and asphalt) site near Pheonix, Arizona.

Global Stone Co. leases the Detroit Lime Co. from Edw. C. Levy Co. with an option to purchase.

Fulton Mill Services is formed to service Nucor Steel in Berkely County, South Carolina.

Centennial Materials Co. exercises the option to mine rhyolite in Douglas County, Colorado.

The Miller Road aggregate dock is opened on the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan.

American Aggregates’ Michigan sand and gravel operations are acquired from CSR of Australia.

Joint ventures are formed in Thailand creating SSMS (Siam Steel Mill Services) and CSMS (Chornburi Steel Mill Services), which obtain slag contracts to serve six steel mills:
The Siam Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.
Ta Luang, Saraburi Thailand

Siam Yamato Steel Co., Ltd.
Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand

The Siam Construction Steel Co., Ltd.
Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand

N.T.S. Steel Group
Public Co., Ltd.
Bowin, Chonburi, Thailand

BNS Steel Group Co., Ltd.
Bowin, Chonburi, Thailand

Union Metals Company (UMC)
Chonburi, Thailand (2004)

Edw. C. Levy Co. at its Canton, Ohio, facility serving The Timken Company Faircrest, and Harrison Steel Mills received an unconditional ISO 9002 certification.

Norse Trucking was established in the Oxford, Michigan, area to handle aggregate shipments from Northern Oakland County, Michigan, sand and gravel pits.

Fulton Mill Service Co. at its Delta, Ohio, facility serving the North Star BHP Ltd. steel mill received an unconditional ISO 9002 certification.

Chornburi Steel Mill Services Ltd. and Siam Steel Mill Services Ltd., both located in Thailand, successfully achieved the ISO 9002 standard.

Australian Metal Recovery at its Port Kemble, Australia, Detinning Plant achieved unconditional ISO 9002 certification.

Mencenburg Quarry dedicated in Colorado.

Ashland Slag Company is formed to provide complete iron and steel slag handling, processing, and marketing services at A-K Steel Corporation’s Ashland, Kentucky, Plant.

Australian Metal Recovery commenced slag handling, scrap management, and mill service operations for Comsteel Steel Co. at Newcastle, Australia.

Australian Metal Recovery provides tin anode casting and waste stream stabilization for BlueScope.

Edw. C. Levy Co. acquires EURL Donze, a manufacturer of specialized torches and flame technology located in France.

Columbia City Mill Services is formed to service Steel Dynamics, Inc. Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Australian Steel Mill Services forms a new company, Ecocom, and completes an 18-million recycling plant in Australia to produce ground granulated blast furnace slag cement products.

Edw. C. Levy Co. acquires Saginaw Asphalt and Valley Asphalt and forms Saginaw Asphalt Paving Co.

Indiana Flame Service is formed and designs, builds, and operates the world’s most advanced slab conditioning facility at ArcelorMittal Steel, Burns Harbor, Indiana.

Ace Asphalt purchases Port Huron asphalt plant in addition to various aggregate assets from the Iafrate Companies.

Levy purchases St. Clair Aggregates’ docks at Marine City and Marysville, Michigan, from Iafrate Co.

Levy begins performing scrap upgrading services at Charleston, Hickman, and Crawfordsville plants of Nucor Steel.

Indiana Flame Service receives ISO 9000:2000 certification.

Donze designs and introduces the world’s fastest high-power cutting torch (30% faster than previously available technologies).

Indiana Flame Service builds first ever burrless torch cutting machine, installed at Plate Mill at ArcelorMittal Steel, Burns Harbor.

Mesa Materials commences asphalt mixture manufacture at Coolidge, Arizona.

Levy creates Levy Specialty Products, which specializes in providing cement manufacturers and construction customers with unique sources of raw materials.

Golden Triangle Mill Services is formed to service the new SeverCorr steel mill in Columbus, Mississippi. Operations include slag processing amd marketing, mill services, scrap management, coil handling, and scrap upgrading.

U.S. Flame Service is created to provide burrless slab slitting in U.S. Steel in Gary, Indiana.

Indiana Flame Service begins to provide slab slitting at ArcelorMittal Steel in Burns Harbor, Indiana.

Levy is awarded the slag and scrap contract for Nucor’s new SBQ mill in Memphis, Tennessee.

Levy contributes all of its Clawson Concrete assets to a new partnership with U.S. Concrete, Superior Materials, LLC.

SSMS has signed a 10-year contract to handle the slag service and scrap handling for Siam Yamoto Steel’s new steel mill. This mill is scheduled to start operating 1 April 2009. We also have an opportunity to extend the contract for 15 years if we meet our yearly KPIs.

Indiana Flame Services creates the first ever burless slitting machines at United States Steel Gary Works.

SeaTac Steel Mill and Recycling Services is formed for a new slag processing contract with Nucor Steel in Seattle, Washington

Indiana Flame Services begins burless slab slitting at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor.

Indiana Flame Services has been chosen to provide its proprietary burrless slitting services for the new Brazilian steel mill being built by ThyssenKrupp/CSN in Sepetiba in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The operations at this new plant are scheduled to begin in July 2010.

Northern Michigan Aggregates, LLC, acquired the assets of Specification Stone Products, Inc., Specification Stone Transport, Inc., and Ledgestone located in Alpena, Kawkawlin and Onaway, Michigan. Specification Stone Products supplies quality limestone, architectural and Ledgestone landscape products for the construction, concrete and asphalt industries.