History of Vinton Steel

In 1962, the long carbon steel plant was built by Border Steel Company and was acquired by Kyoei Steel in 2016.

Located at the Village of Vinton in Texas, near El Paso, TX, alongside the Rio Grande River, border with  Juarez city, Mexico.

For 60 years of experience, our History begins in the 1960’s. We are the largest recycling company in West Texas and New Mexico, with strong influence in north of Mexico.

1962

Founded as Border Steel Mills (melt shop & rolling mill operations) by the Prestridge & Faimber families.

1972

Grinding media production starts in order to exploit the strategical location of the mill.

1975

Diversification of portfolio starting production of railroad spikes and sucker rods

1979

El Paso Electric acquire Border Steel.

1980

Border Steel open several fabrication shops in the west coast.

1986

Implementation of heat treat line for grinding media products.

1988

E.A. Goodman acquires Border Steel Mills.

1993

Enters Ch 11 bankruptcy

1997

Emerges from bankruptcy and acquired by Villacero Group

2006

Installation of Shredder machine

2007

Acquired by Mittal Steel as part of SICARTSA deal

2008

Acquires 63 acres of adjacent land to support future expansion

APRIL
2016

Black Diamond holdings acquires ArcelorMittal Vinton to become Bayou Steel Vinton

DECEMBER
2016

KYOEI Steel acquires Bayou Steel Vinton and becomes Vinton Steel, LLC.