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Keystone Consolidated Industries

Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc. (KCI) is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The Family of Companies that make up KCI produce high quality steel fabricated wire products. Our diverse line of materials include steel reinforcing bar and welded wire reinforcement. In addition, we offer prestressed concrete strand and woven wire.

All products are 100% made in the USA. As a result, KCI is poised to leverage our robust list of capabilities to support the manufacturing industry and America’s infrastructure with Buy America Compliant materials.

KCI’s Family of Companies provides industry expertise, competitive pricing and responsive customer service. But most of all, our reliable inventory of steel and strategically located facilities promise to deliver in the most cost efficient and timely manner.

A Message from the CEO Chris Armstrong

Chris Armstrong
Never resting on the laurels of our 125 year-plus history, KCI continues to invest in the future on all fronts of our steel business. Strategic vision, capital advancements, acquisitions, and hard work are at the core of our values. As a result, KCI continues to improve and expand in all aspects of our business. We are one of the only steel and wire products companies that can truly claim to be ‘American Made’. Therefore, we have the competitive advantage of closely monitoring every facet of the processes that directly affect quality, production and delivery time. Most of the steel for our products comes from our mill in Peoria, IL. Continual capital advancements at Keystone Steel & Wire (KSW) have led to significant improvements. Most recently, the plant has been augmented by a multimillion dollar investment to our rod and wire mills. As a result, we are able to produce some of the most exacting high carbon and CHQ grade steel and wire products available. These new capabilities extend our product offerings to existing and new customers, while providing entry into new end product markets. KSW is also home to Red Brand agricultural fence products. As a leader in the market since 1889, Red Brand’s quality and reliability rely on the strict tolerances and specific alloy formulas of the steel making process. The result is a stronger, longer-lasting fence and a legacy worthy of its reputation. Engineered Wire Products (EWP), our structural mesh company, is located in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. The company serves the pre-cast and cast-in-place construction market. EWP increased its market presence with the acquisitions of two competitor facilities – Reinforcement Systems in Las Cruces, NM and Van Merksteijn U.S.A. in Warren, OH. The addition of these companies significantly expanded EWP’s capacity, geographic reach into the West and Northeast. It also expanded their product offering to include tunnel mesh. Keystone Bar Products, our bar mill in Chicago Heights, IL, recently completed a major pass design and control upgrade. These changes improved both quality and production time, and the benefits are already being felt by our customers. In 2016, KCI acquired Summerville, SC-based Strand Tech Manufacturing (STM). We now have the capability to produce and ship PC Strand Wire Rod, the newest offering in our diverse and growing lineup of wire rod capabilities. STM’s 1080 carbon steel PC Strand Wire Rod is offered in the common finished rolling sizes of 7/16″, 3/8″, 1/2″ and qualifies under technical standard ASTM A-416. The addition of this high value-added product opens a brand new market for KCI. KCI continues to take every opportunity to improve, grow and leverage our advantage as a integrated steel mill. Our focus is on building a company that benefits our customers, KCI stakeholders, and employees. Strategic vision, hard work and cooperation are vital in achieving this growth. I thank our employees, suppliers and customers for their past, current and future support.

Inside Keystone Consolidated Industries

We know that effective and inspiring leadership is required to help our employees create quality products, services and solutions that meet the expectations of our customers. Our Board of Directors and management team cultivate success with their leadership expertise, skills and experience.


Chris Armstrong President and Chief Executive Officer Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.
Bert Downing Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.
Mark Brachbill Vice President – Controller Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.
Mark Otto Vice President Marketing & Fence Sales Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.
Jerry Rich Vice President Technical Support Keystone Steel & Wire
Aaron Williams Vice President – Steel Works Operations Keystone Steel & Wire
John King Vice President – Rod, Rebar & Industrial Wire Sales Keystone Steel & Wire
Jeff J. Babcock Vice President – Sales & Engineering Engineered Wire Products
Greg Ujcich Production Manager Strand-Tech Manufacturing
John Scheel Plant Manager Keystone Bar Products

American Manufacturing

We know what’s in our products and we have the steel to prove it.

Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc. (KCI) is a leading domestic producer of steel fabricated wire products, industrial wire and wire rod. The Company also manufactures welded wire mesh, coiled rebar, PC strand and steel bar. Other materials are produced for the industrial, construction, original equipment manufacturer, agricultural and retail consumer markets.

Because all of our companies are located in the USA, every step of the manufacturing process – from melting scrap metal to finishing each product – happens at one of our own facilities. This allows our skillful teams to carefully monitor the entire production process from beginning to end. As a result, all products produced by the KCI Companies are of the highest quality. They meet, and often exceed, the requirements for customer projects requiring ‘made in the USA’ materials.

Made In America: by Brad

Made In America: by Casey

Made In America: by Terry


Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc. (KCI) is a leader of domestic steel fabricated products. We are one of only a few steel and wire companies that can truly claim to be Buy America Compliant. Therefore, with our extensive line of product offerings, we are poised to work with customers to meet the building demands of America’s infrastructure.

Close proximity to our customer base provides KCI Companies with advantages over foreign and certain domestic competition. Our mill in Peoria, Illinois, is nimble and responsive. As a result, a reliable inventory of steel is assured. In addition, other benefits include reduced shipping costs, improved customer service and shortened delivery times.

Domestic steel and new product capabilities, combined with expanded capacity and geographic reach have positioned KCI to enter new markets and better serve our customers.

Locations & Contact Information

Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.

5430 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy Dallas, TX 75240 972.458.0028

Keystone Steel & Wire Co.

7000 S W Adams St Peoria, IL 61641 309.697.7020
Sales – Industrial Wire and Rod John King kingjh@keystonesteel.com 309.697.7607
Sales – Agriculture and General Fencing Products Mark Otto ottomr@keystonesteel.com 800.447.6444

Engineered Wire Products

1200 N Warpole St Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 505 Venture Dr. Las Cruces, NM 88007 3121 W Market St. Warren, OH 44485 Jeff Babcock jeff@ewpinc.com 419.294.3817

Keystone Bar Products

317 E 11th St Chicago Heights, IL 60411 John Scheel john.scheel@keystonesteel.com 770.315.5339

Strand-Tech Manufacturing

258 Deming Way Summerville, SC 29483 Terry Johnson tjohnson@strandtech.com 877.783.3305

Red Brand

7000 S W Adams St Peoria, IL 61641 Mark Otto ottomr@keystonesteel.com 800.447.6444