SWVA Kentucky LLC

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Our History

While SWVA Kentucky LLC is still a relatively new name, our history goes back for a century. Our story begins in the 1920s, at what was once a scrap metal yard. In 1963, we expanded our scrap operation into steelmaking, forming Kentucky Electric Steel.

In 1988, Kentucky Electric Steel went public before being purchased by a private company. In 2018, we were thrilled to become part of the Steel Dynamics family.


Joining SDI

Our facility was known as Kentucky Electric Steel until September 2018, when we were purchased by Steel Dynamics, Inc. Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI) is one of the largest, most efficient, domestic steel producer and metal recycler in the United States. Today, we are SWVA Kentucky LLC, part of SDI's Steel of West Virginia ("SWVA") operations just 20 miles outside of Ashland.

SWVA is pleased with the product diversification that the Kentucky acquisition has provided through the addition of flats and specialty alloy bars. As our company moves forward under the name SWVA Kentucky LLC, we continue to uphold our long history of delivering quality products and value to our customers. SWVA Kentucky LLC now has the full support of the Steel Dynamics family of state-of-the-art melt shops. This gives SWVA Kentucky, LLC the ability to produce more grades than ever before.