EMJ Metals Breaks Ground in Union Corporate Center

A ground breaking ceremony for the Earle M. Jorgensen Company (EMJ), a national metals service center, was held Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the site of its new distribution center in the Union Corporate Center.  

The company will open a  65,000 square foot distribution center this summer.  EMJ is a leading supplier of steel and aluminum bar, tubing, and plate to manufacturing companies in North America and around the world.  

EMJ is relocating from Earth City, which employs 30 people. 
EMJ Groundbreaking
Breaking ground, from left, are James Schmieder, Union Assistant City Administrator; Vicki Hooper, Alderman; Larry Shroth, Union Development Corporation (UDC) and Ameren Missouri; Dave Bailey, UDC; Mayor Mike Livengood; Jay Czarnecki, EMJ Senior Operations Manager; Ron Gutierrez, EMJ General Manager; Steve Ghoens, EMJ Vice President; Mark Schnurbusch, EMJ General Sales Manager; Ryan Huckfeldt, EMJ Manager Inside Sales; Chris Lindsey, EMJ AMPO; Russell Rost, City Administrator; Bob Borgmann, UDC; Todd Korte, Korte President and CEO; Wanda Parsons, Community Development Executive Assistant; and Jay Korte, Korte Client Relations.  

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EMJ Groundbreaking Ceremony Photo Gallery