PRO-TEC Coating Company
PRO-TEC Coating Company is a joint venture between United States Steel Corporation and Kobe Steel, Ltd., of Japan. With more than a century of steelmaking leadership, these parent companies specifically selected northwest Ohio for its proximity to automotive customers and steelmaking facilities - all linked by efficient access to truck and rail transportation.
Since beginning operations in 1993, PRO-TEC has been a leader in processing advanced high-strength steel to the strict tolerances of demanding automotive applications.
This commitment to customer service and consistent quality earned them the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2007. The award is the nation's highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement, and visionary leadership.
PRO-TEC Associates are dedicated to ensuring each of its value-added steel products possesses the properties automotive customers desire most. this includes both superior strength and formability, factors that contribute to improving safety.
Yet their focus is to provide not only quality products for customers, but to embody an industry-leading commitment to safety in the workplace. Through self-directed work teams, Associates are empowered through a culture of ownership, responsibility, and accountability.
Among numerous best management practices, including lean manufacturing, PRO-TEC is an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site. VPP recognizes companies that are benchmarks in their industry for safety management, constantly reducing workplace hazards, and maintaining a safe and healthful working environment.
PRO-TEC is committed to exceeding regulatory requirements through its established Quality and Environmental Management System. It has demonstrated continual improvement through systematic processes that follow the current ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, and ISO 17025 standards.