Mobil Steel Adds Product Manager, Engineer

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HOUSTON (August 17, 2012) – Mobil Steel International, Inc. announced today that Richard “Rick” Johnson joined the local steel fabricator as engineer and project manager. Johnson, a degreed engineer and trained estimator, will help Mobil Steel bid and manage a large influx of projects the company has won recently as the local energy, refining and petrochemical industries lead an economic recovery for America.

Johnson joins Mobil Steel after serving as general manager of AAA Technology and C&S Metal Fabricating. Johnson has provided sales, cost estimating and project management for welding and metal fabrication shops in Houston since 2007. Prior to coming to Houston, Johnson developed a wide-array of experience with an emphasis on production in manufacturing and products industries in Michigan.

Johnson earned a bachelor of Engineering Technology degree with a focus on manufacturing engineering technology from Wayne State University in Detroit in1981. Just five years after earning the degree, Johnson was named plant manager of Brokaw Control Systems in Dexter, Mich.

“Mobil Steel is fortunate to attract Rick, his experience, expertise and industry contacts to better serve our customers,” Leonard A. Bedell, Mobil Steel’s president and CEO said.

Bedell mentioned that Johnson’s procurement, production and design skills, as well as his extensive project management experience, will help Mobil Steel continue to meet customer budgets and deadlines as the demand for steel fabrication increases.

“We have more than enough capacity to increase production at Mobil Steel,” Bedell said. “Bringing another experienced project manager on board, who has engineering, design and estimating knowledge, can help us secure more work and continue to deliver quality, on-time and on-budge projects for our valued customers.”

About Mobil Steel International, Inc.
Mobil Steel International, Inc. fabricates steel used in some of the world’s essential industries: chemical, manufacturing, petroleum, communication, clean fuels, and power utilities, as well as commercial construction. Mobil Steel, which has been at its South Wayside Drive facility in Houston for 43 years, has a production capacity of more than 1,000 tons per month in its 80,000 square feet of plant and office facilities under roof, providing flexibility to manage multiple projects. The 8.5-acre site is located within major freeway access to the refining and petrochemical complex in the Gulf Coast region. Mobil Steel is quality certified by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Mobil Steel is active in Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors and is a sponsoring member of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region. For information about Mobil Steel visit