Second steel mill to locate in Lowndes County

New Process Steel, a Houston, Texas-based company that manufactures flat-rolled steel, will replace Kenwal Steel Corporation, a processor that a year ago had planned to build in Lowndes County -- but is now building in Tennessee.

NPS plans a 150,00 square-foot facility, scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2008. It would have 50 employees.

N-P-S official Bob Proch says the company's decision is important considering the South's growing industrial use of steel and the opportunity to build near SeverCorr.