Shiloh Industries Inc is a Delaware corporation organized in 1993. The Company provides light weighting and noise, vibration and harshness solutions to automotive, commercial vehicle and other industrial markets. It delivers these solutions through design engineering and manufacturing of first operation blanks, engineered welded blanks, complex stampings and modular assemblies. In addition, it is a designer and engineer of precision tools and dies and welding and assembly equipment for use in its blanking, welded blank and stamping operations and for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Tier I automotive suppliers and other industrial customers. The Company's blanks, which are engineered two dimensional shapes cut from flat-rolled steel, are sold to automotive and truck OEMs and are used for exterior and structural components, such as fenders, hoods and doors. These blanks include first operation exposed and unexposed blanks and more advanced engineered welded blanks. Engineered welded blanks generally consist of two or more sheets of steel of the same or different material grade, thickness or coating that are welded together utilizing both mash seam resistance and laser welding. The Company's complex stamping and modular assemblies include components used in the structural and powertrain systems of a vehicle. Structural systems include body-in-white applications and structural underbody modules. Powertrain systems consist of deep draw components, such as oil pans and transmission pans. Additionally, the Company provides a variety of intermediate steel processing services, such as oiling, leveling, cutting-to-length, slitting, edge trimming of hot and cold-rolled steel coils and inventory control services for automotive and steel industry customers. The Company obtains steel from a number of primary steel producers and steel service centers. The Company operates twelve manufacturing facilities in the United States and one manufacturing facility in Mexico, along with technical centers in Canton, Michigan and Valley City, Ohio. Competitors for engineered welded blanks include TWB Company, LLC, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas, Delaco AMTB,and Worthington Specialty Processing. Competition for sales of automotive stamping and assemblies is also intense. Primary competitors in North America for the engineered stamping and assembly business are L&W Inc., Flex-n-Gate, Midway Products Group., Narmco Group and Van Rob. The Company is subject to environmental laws and regulations concerning emissions to the air, discharges to waterways and generation, handling, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste and hazardous materials.