NEW STEEL INTERNATIONAL CEO John Schultes was one of three keynote speakers at the Rotary District 6310 conference in Frankenmuth on May 5, along with James Goodheart of Resource Policy Consultants and Andy Stewart, the regional vice president of Cumulus Media. Schultes, whose company, New Steel International, is behind the plan to build Project Tim near Durand, presented information about the U.S. steel industry and explained methods New Steel has developed for manufacturing steel.
Schultes holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Technical University in Austria, as well as an MBA and a degree in plastics technology, and he has worked in the steel industry for more than three decades, first joining U.S. Steel in 1986. He is the founder of New Steel International, an engineering and consulting firm located near Cincinnati, OH.
Shultes first began working on a plan to build new steel facilities in Ohio, Canada and Brazil in 2006, with a large Russian steel company as a partner. That plan eventually fell through, despite permits and funding having already been obtained. Schultes’ plan to build a steel facility in Ohio has been re-invigorated, with the help of many interested parties, and a group of sister projects have been added in Michigan.
Shown with Schultes (second from left) on May 5 is (from left) Durand Rotary member and conference chair Tim Shaw, Durand Rotary member and District 6310 Governor Pat Post, and Durand Rotary President George Polen.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)