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A.M. Castle

A. M. Castle & Co. is a global distributor of specialty metal and plastic products and supply chain services, principally serving the producer durable equipment, oil and gas, commercial aircraft, heavy equipment, industrial goods, construction equipment, retail, marine and automotive sectors of the global economy.

Metal One

Metal One is a Japan-based steel trading and distribution company.

Alro Steel

Alro Steel is a metals service center that distributes metals, industrial supplies and plastics. It sells a broad inventory of products under the following companies: Alro Steel, Alro Metals Service Center, Alro Metals Plus, Alro Industrial Supplies, and Alro Plastics. Alro has over 60 locations in 12 states.

Metals USA

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Metals USA provides a wide range of products and services in the heavy carbon steel, flat-rolled steel, non-ferrous metals, and building products markets. It was acquired by Reliance Steel & Aluminum in 2013.

China Precision Steel

Headquartered in Hong Kong, China Precision Steel is a niche precision steel processing company principally engaged in the production and sale of high precision cold-rolled steel products and provides value added services such as heat treatment and cutting medium and high carbon hot-rolled steel strips.

MRC Global

MRC Global is a leading global distributor of pipe, valve and fitting (PVF), products and services to the energy and industrial markets.

Edgen Murray

Edgen Group is a leading global distributor of specialized products and services to the energy sector and industrial infrastructure markets, including steel pipe, valves, quenched and tempered and high yield heavy plate, and related components. Edgen Group is headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., with over 35 locations in 18 countries around the world.

Olympic Steel

Founded in 1954, Olympic Steel is a leading U.S. metals service center focused on the direct sale and distribution of large volumes of processed carbon, coated and stainless flat-rolled sheet, coil and plate steel and aluminum products. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Olympic Steel operates from 34 facilities in North America.


EMG is a metals service center headquartered in Lynwood, Calif. In 2006, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. completed the acquisition of Earle M. Jorgensen Co. and EMJ became a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance

O'Neal Industries
Gibraltar Industries

Gibraltar Industries is a manufacturer and distributor of products for building markets.

O'Neal Steel
Heidtman Steel

Heidtman Steel is an Ohio-based metals processor and distributor operating facilities within Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland and Ohio.

Ranger Steel

Jemison Demsey

Jemison Demsey Metals specializes in supply chain solutions for flat rolled steel products. With headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., and processing and distribution centers in Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Alabama, Jemison Demsey Metals services the Eastern half of the U.S. with sheeting, blanking, slitting and other fabrication and proprietary software solutions.

Reliance Steel

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., is the largest metals service center company in North America.


Klöckner & Co is the largest producer-independent distributor of steel and metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies in the European and American markets combined.

Russel Metals

Russel Metals is one of the largest metals distribution companies in North America. It carries on business in three metals distribution segments: metals service centers, energy products and steel distributors, under various names.

Leeco Steel

Leeco Steel, headquartered in Lisle, Ill., maintains one of the nation’s largest inventories of carbon, HSLA and alloy plate steel coming from the premier mills worldwide. Founded in 1882, Leeco Steel has eight locations in North America and a one in Santiago, Chile. It is part of the O’Neal Industrial Metals Group.


Ryerson Inc., a Platinum Equity company, is a leading North American processor and distributor of metals, with operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, China and Brazil. The company distributes and processes various kinds of metals, including stainless and carbon steel and aluminum products.


In 2012, Namasco and Macsteel began operating under the Kloeckner Metals brand.

Samuel, Son & Co.

Samuel, Son & Co. is a family owned business founded in 1855 and is the 4th largest metal processor and distributor in North America. Samuel is also a major manufacturer of metal and related products. Samuel offers a full range of value added processing services and a complete range of carbon, stainless and aluminum products in all shapes and forms.


A leading wholesale distributor of tubular products for over 100 years, Marmon/Keystone inventories more than 15,000 sizes and grades of carbon, alloy, stainless and aluminum tubular and bar products. It is headquartered in Butler, Pa.

Skyline Steel

Skyline Steel LLC is a steel distributor serving the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It was acquired by Nucor in 2012.

Marubeni-Itochu Steel America

MISA is a fully integrated network of metal processing and manufacturing facilities and sales and service offices strategically located in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Steel Technologies

Steel Technologies, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a flatrolled steel processor in North America. It is owned as a 50:50 joint venture between Nucor Corp. and Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.).

Maverick Tube

Maverick was a leading North American producer of weldedOCTG, line pipe and coiled tubing for use in oil and natural gas wells. It was acquired by Tenaris in 2006.

Latest News

Samuel to Open Large-Scale Facility in Tennessee for Growing Auto Market

21 Oct 2014 - Bill Chisholm, president & CEO of Samuel, Son & Co., announced plans to open a new Samuel facility in the Southern U.S. which will deliver the capacity and capabilities beyond any other metal service center in the region.

OSHA Cites Kloeckner Metals for 1 Repeat, 3 Serious Violations

17 Oct 2014 - An employee was severely injured when he became caught in unguarded arbor rollers at Kloeckner Metals Corp. on 22 April 2014. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Cincinnati manufacturing plant with one repeat and three serious safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of US$56,000.

MSCI: North American Service Center Growth Resumes in September

17 Oct 2014 - Year-over-year growth in steel and aluminum service center shipments resumed in September 2014 in both the United States and Canada, according to the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI).

Olympic Steel Names General Manager and Purchasing Manager of Winder Division

14 Oct 2014 - Olympic Steel Inc. announced the promotion of Ty Deinema to the position of general manager — Winder Division. Also, Aaron Nichol takes on the role of purchasing manager, in addition to his duties as division sales manager at the company's Winder Division.

American Stainless & Supply to Open New Location in South Carolina

13 Oct 2014 - American Stainless & Supply announced the opening of a new stocking branch location in Spartanburg, S.C., in early November.

Kloeckner Metals and Double Stone Steel Sign Supply Agreement

10 Oct 2014 - Kloeckner Metals announced an exclusive distributorship agreement with Double Stone Steel for the marketing of physical vapor deposition (PVD) coated stainless and aluminum sheet products.

A. M. Castle & Co. Appoints Interim CFO

03 Oct 2014 - A. M. Castle & Co., a global distributor of specialty metal and plastic products, value-added services, and supply chain solutions, announced the appointment of Patrick Anderson as interim chief financial officer effective 26 September 2014.

Mill Steel Strengthens Executive Staff, Reorganizes Sales Management Team

25 Sep 2014 - Mill Steel Co., a flat-rolled steel service center, announced three promotions, consistent with the company's commitment to build and maintain its dynamic executive and management teams, in support of an expanding presence in the marketplace.

North American Service Center Shipments Stagnant in August

23 Sep 2014 - Steel and aluminum shipments were essentially flat or declined by small percentages at both U.S. and Canadian service centers, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) reports. Inventory increased across the board.

Cliffs Natural Resources Appoints Olympic Steel CEO to Board of Directors

19 Sep 2014 - Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has appointed Michael D. Siegal to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

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