Research and Innovation Center (RIC)
The centerpiece of our research program is the Research and Innovation Center (RIC), a 135,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in Middletown, Ohio, designed to be customer friendly and facilitate joint development projects. In addition to developing new products, the RIC hosts technical symposia and workshops on formability, corrosion, welding, and other topics that help customers make steel work better. With a culture focused on both innovation and collaboration, new products and processes are being developed more efficiently and are being launched faster.
Our products include next-generation advanced high-strength carbon and specialty steels to help automotive customers design lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles that maintain superior strength and safety performance.