News & Announcements

POSTED March 23, 2020

Farwest COVID-19 Announcement for California

Valued Farwest Steel California Customers,As you know, California Governor Newsom issued an executive order on March 19, 2020 for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors as outlined at www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19. The […]

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POSTED March 16, 2020

Farwest COVID-19 Plan

Farwest Steel Valued Customer, Farwest has received many customer notices and inquiries regarding operations, supply chain continuity, and person-to-person contact associated with developments of COVID-19. Below is a brief update from Farwest on each topic: Farwest Operations – All Farwest facilities and shifts are operating as normal with no anticipated curtailments.  Farwest Supply Chain – […]

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POSTED February 27, 2020

Farwest Adds LARGE Structural Laser

Farwest is excited to announce the February 2020 installation of our recently purchased Mazak Large Structural Laser! Farwest’s newest 3D structural laser can cut rounds up to 16″ and squares up to 11-13/16″ with a max wall of 3/4″. With a max in-feed and out-feed of 48′ and added drilling and tapping functions, Farwest can process almost any structural […]

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POSTED February 5, 2020

Farwest Adds 8k Fiber Laser

Farwest is excited to announce the January 2020 installation of our recently purchased Mitsubishi EX-F80 fiber laser! Farwest’s new fiber laser provides laser tolerances at increased cutting speed on small and large parts ranging from thin sheet to thick 1″ plate. In addition, the multi-functional automation tower allows for loading, sorting and unloading of parts for lights out operation […]

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POSTED January 9, 2020

Market Overview – Early January 2020

The AMM Shredded Auto Scrap Index for Chicago increased to $297/GT in early Jan ’20, up from $217/GT in early Nov ’19.

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