USA - Omaha Steel Castings finishing move to Wahoo; new CEO announced

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Omaha Steel Castings Co. LLC announced the hiring of a new chief executive officer and said all of its operations will be relocated to its new plant in Wahoo by the end of the month.

Kevin Brown is the new CEO.

OSCC also said it is aggressively seeking additional employees, both skilled and unskilled.

It now employs 130 people in Wahoo and 12 still working at the original plant, built in 1906 at 46th and Farnam in Omaha, said Tre Brashear, corporate counsel for Lozier Corp., which bought the company in March.

Most recently, Brown served as the CEO of RD Industries, a plastics manufacturing company in Omaha. Before that, he served on the executive leadership team of Nebraska Machinery. A graduate of Creighton University, Brown also attended Notre Dame University for graduate studies in business.

Despite the relocation, the company said it has no plans to change its name, given its more than 100-year operating history.

Omaha businessman Allan Lozier announced his purchase of Omaha Steel Castings Co. from Phil Teggart in March. 

Teggart bought the company from the Howlett family in 2008 and the family kept ownership of the land on 46th and Farnam streets. The Howletts are selling that land to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, which is just east of the steel company site.

Last year, the company began moving into the new $17.5 million plant at 921 E. 12th St. in Wahoo.

Omaha Steel Castings creates metal parts for companies such as Caterpillar.

Lozier Corp., based in Omaha, says it is the biggest manufacturer of store fixtures in the nation and sells throughout the world. Lozier has manufacturing and distribution operations in McClure, Pennsylvania, Scottsboro, Alabama, and Joplin, Missouri.