Lex Holding Co., a Bedford Park, Ill.-based distributor of flat-rolled steel products, opened the doors to its newest location, Lex South, located in Houston, Texas. Lex South provides products and services throughout the continental United States, Mexico and beyond via the ports in Houston.

Lex South is projected to produce up to 15,000 tons of flat-rolled steel per month, offering cold and hot-rolled, coated, hot rolled pickled and oiled, stainless and aluminized steel with thickness ranges of .022-.375 inches for the commercial construction industry, among others.

“The Lex Group is pleased to announce our newest expansion into the Houston area, one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. with global access via the ports in the Gulf of Mexico,” says Paul Douglass, chief operating officer. “We look forward to helping the local economy as well as providing our customers both old and new increased capacity without sacrificing the quality and service for which the Lex Group is known.”