May 27, 2010 (Houston, Texas) – Mobil Steel International, Inc. is a new member of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, an economic development organization serving 16 communities surrounding the 25-mile Houston Ship Channel – home to one of the world’s most influential energy corridors and trade ports.

Mobil Steel is a Houston area steel fabricator that recently celebrated 40 years in business. Many of Mobil Steel’s customers are members of the refining and chemical industry and related maritime industry along the ship channel and Gulf Coast.

“Mobil Steel, like so many of the small manufacturers and contractors in our region, provides many of the services to our core industry – energy and maritime,” said Chad Burke, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance. “We are pleased to include these related industries in our membership. They get added value from networking with their customers as well as working shoulder-to-shoulder with their customers on issues important to the economic vitality of the region.”

Mobil Steel approaches their customers with the intent of gaining a comprehensive understanding of their needs and expectations, then developing a strong working relationship around those needs. “Mobil Steel aims to establish ourselves as a “go-to” resource for successful projects on behalf of our clients and the project owners,” says Leonard A. Bedell, president and CEO of Mobil Steel International, Inc.

“We are pleased Mobil Steel has joined the Economic Alliance’s effort to grow a vibrant regional economy,” added Burke. For more information about the Economic Alliance visit its website, For information about Mobil Steel International, Inc. visit their website at