Back to the Future for Brothers June 13, 2010, SouthtownStar, BY MIKE NOLAN In full-page newspaper ads for GE Capital, brothers James and Craig Bouchard are seen standing inside the cavernous Sun Steel plant in Chicago Heights. The picture is actually a bit dated - taken a few years ago when the brothers first owned the steel processing center - but it has new relevance. Photo: Tom Modrowski, CEO of Esmark Steel Group, says the company expects steel demand to increase as the economy improves. (Larry Ruehl/SouthtownStar) The Bouchards last month bought back Sun and another Chicago Heights steel plant, Century, from Russia’s OAO Severstal, betting...

Ready to pounce. Esmark chief executive Tom Modrowski is still ready to “pick off” acquisitions even after buying a string of smaller rivals to reach its goal of notching up some $250 million in revenue. June 8, 2010, Daily AMM, By Corinna Petry Esmark Steel Group plans to be a leading consolidator in the service center industry, despite the current difficulty in evaluating companies post-recession and stiff competition from strategic and financial buyers that also are trying to consolidate, according to Tom Modrowski, the company’s chief executive officer. Now that Esmark has re-acquired Century Steel LLC and Sun Steel Co. LLC, Chicago Heights,...