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Sally Anderson joined the Board of Directors in July 2012. She retired from Ernst & Young LLP in June 2008 after more than 24 years, including as an assurance and advisory services partner. Ms. Anderson was appointed by the Governor to the California Board of Accountancy for two terms ending in 2014, and has served as the board president. She is also a member of the Accountancy Licensee Database committee and the Uniform Accountancy Act committee of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), and she serves on the boards of American States Water Company, Kaiser Ventures LLC, the Pacific Symphony, and the Orange County Community Foundation. Ms. Anderson holds a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University. She is a CPA and a member of the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs. She is the Chair of Reliance’s Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee.
John G. Figueroa joined the Board of Directors in October 2010. Mr. Figueroa serves the dual roles of CEO of Apria Healthcare Group Inc. and chairman of Apria’s board of directors. Prior to his appointment to these roles in November 2012, he served as chief executive officer and board member of Omnicare, Inc., a Fortune 400 healthcare services company. Before that, Mr. Figueroa served as president of McKesson Corporation’s U.S. Pharmaceutical Group from 2006 to 2010, after holding progressively more responsible operations and sales positions in the company’s Supply Solutions, Pharmaceutical and Health Systems groups from 1997 through early 2006. He spent the initial years of his career in various sales and operations roles for Baxter Healthcare. A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles with Bachelor’s degrees in English and Political Science, Mr. Figueroa also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, where he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus. From 1985 through 1990, he served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army. Mr. Figueroa serves on Reliance’s Nominating and Governance Committee and Compensation Committee.
Thomas W. Gimbel was appointed a director of Reliance in January 1999. Mr. Gimbel has been retired since 2006 and, until recently, served as Trustee of the Florence Neilan Trust, which, for many years, was one of Reliance’s largest shareholders. Between 1984 and 2006, Mr. Gimbel was the president of Advanced Systems Group, an independent computer consulting firm. From 1975 to 1984, he was employed by Dun & Bradstreet. Mr. Gimbel serves as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Douglas M. Hayes became a director of Reliance in September 1997. From 1986 to his retirement in February 1997, he was managing director of investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, which was the underwriter in our initial public offering in 1994, and an underwriter in our 1997 public equity offering. After his retirement, Mr. Hayes established his own investment firm, Hayes Capital Corporation. Mr. Hayes serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, and he is Reliance’s Lead Director for independent director meetings. He is also a director of Circor International, Inc., a public company listed on the NYSE.
Mark V. Kaminski was appointed to Reliance’s board of directors in November 2004. He was chief executive officer and a director of Commonwealth Industries Inc. (now Aleris International, Inc.), from 1991 to his retirement in June 2004; he held various positions at Commonwealth Industries Inc. since 1987. Mr. Kaminski is executive chairman of the board of Graniterock, a privately-held company that supplies the construction industry. He received a BS degree in Business from Indiana University and an Advanced Management degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. Kaminski serves as a member and the Chair of Reliance’s Compensation Committee, and he is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Andrew G. Sharkey, III was appointed a director of Reliance in July 2007. Mr. Sharkey served as president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute from 1993 until his retirement in October 2008, and from 1978 to 1993 he held various positions with the Steel Service Center Institute (currently the Metals Service Center Institute) including president, executive vice president, and director of education. Mr. Sharkey serves as the Chair of Reliance’s Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee. He is also a director of General Moly, Inc. a public company with securities listed on the NYSE Alternext (formerly the American Stock Exchange). Mr. Sharkey earned an MAT degree from Duquesne University and a BA in Political Science from Yale University.
Leslie A. Waite has been a director of Reliance since 1977. Mr. Waite is an investment advisor and, from April 2003 to January 2012, was managing director and senior portfolio manager of Lombardia Capital Partners LLC (formerly Valenzuela Capital Partners LLC). Until December 2002, he had been the president and chief portfolio manager of Waite & Associates since its establishment in 1977. Mr. Waite is a member of the Reliance Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. He holds a BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, and earned his MBA at the University of Southern California.
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board
|2007-Present||Chairman of the Board|
|1999-Present||Chief Executive Officer|
|1992-1995||Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
|1992-Present||Appointed as Director|
|1990-1992||Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
|1989-1990||Vice President & Division Manager, Reliance Steel Company|
|1987-1989||Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
|1981-1987||Joined RSAC as (first) Chief Financial Officer|
|1973-1981||Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young LLP)|
|Industry Affiliations or Awards|
|2013||Chairman of the Board, Metals Service Center Institute|
|1998||Metals Service Center Executive of the Year|
|1998||Distinguished Alumnus, USC|
BS, Finance & Accounting, USC
Dave Hannah was recruited to Reliance by longtime CEO William T. Gimbel, with whom he established a close working relationship while leading the independent audit of the company by Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young LLP). Dave joined Reliance as its first Chief Financial Officer in 1981. After nearly a decade in the office, Dave exchanged his suit for a hard hat and safety goggles and spent a year as Division Manager of Reliance Steel Company in Los Angeles, gaining firsthand operational experience. Upon returning to headquarters, Dave’s duties continued to increase: he was appointed a Director in 1992, served as President from 1995-2002, and has held his current role of Chief Executive Officer since 1999. He has further served Reliance as Chairman of the Board since 2007.
Having been with the company for over 30 years now, Dave feels that he has grown up here, was mentored by past leaders, and has directed several significant Reliance milestones. These include the company’s 1994 IPO, its entry into Fortune magazine’s list of top 500 companies, and the completion of over 55 acquisitions, resulting in Reliance’s robust performance, profitability, and top position in the metals service center industry.
Under Dave’s leadership, Reliance has come to be known industry wide as the "Acquirer of Choice." In 2013, he was elected Chairman of the Board of the Metals Service Center Institute.
President & Chief Operating Officer
|2002-Present||President & Chief Operating Officer|
|1995-2002||Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer|
|1994-1995||Vice President & Chief Operating Officer|
|1986-1992||Division Manager, Santa Clara|
|10 years’ experience in the metals industry|
Gregg Mollins calls himself a “field man”: he relishes meeting, interacting with, and – now, with 37 years’ experience – mentoring the people whose hard work and dedication make Reliance what it is. Admittedly “not one for the books,” Gregg directed his problem-solving instincts towards the metals business at a very young age. Starting off as a warehouseman, he worked his way up, not shying away from new opportunities or challenges, and thus gaining experience in all aspects of the business. After a decade of working for the company’s competitors, Gregg joined the Reliance team as a Division Manager in Santa Clara. In five years he was able to turn the faltering division into a profitable operation, after which he was promoted to Reliance corporate headquarters as Vice President and understudy of longtime President Joe Crider. As leadership shifted following Reliance’s IPO, Gregg became Chief Operating Officer in 1994 – the position he holds to this day. Gregg joined the Board of Directors in 1997, and since 2002 he has served as the company’s President, to whom all Senior Vice Presidents report. Gregg‘s hands-on approach keeps his travel schedule busy, and, especially as Reliance continues to grow, he continues to enjoy engaging with Reliance family members in person and Reliance operations on the ground.
Senior Vice President, Operations
|2008-Present||Senior Vice President, Operations|
|2006-2008||Chief Operations Officer, Earle M. Jorgensen Company|
|2006-2008||Executive Vice President, Earle M. Jorgensen Company|
|1996-2006||Vice President, Earle M. Jorgensen Company (Cleveland, Cleveland Plate, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Hartford, Canadian Operations, Boston; Eastern Region)|
|1991-1996||District Manager, Earle M. Jorgensen Company (Cleveland & Buffalo)|
|1980-1991||United States Steel Corporation|
|Industry Affiliations or Awards|
|Board of Directors, Metals Service Center Institute|
|BS, Advertising/Marketing, West Virginia University|
Growing up in Pittsburgh, home of the American steel industry, Jim Hoffman practically has steel in his veins. Summer jobs in local steel mills were the norm, yet this experience, though grounding him in the basics of the industry, taught him that he actually didn’t want to work in a steel mill. Despite his best efforts to avoid it, Jim found himself gaining more experience in steel and other metals. It was the sales and operations sides of the business, however, which piqued his interest and allowed him to apply his degree in Advertising and Marketing. After 11 years with United States Steel Corporation, Jim went on to a 17-year career with Earle M. Jorgensen Company, rising to the position of Chief Operating Officer. EMJ was acquired by Reliance in 2006, and two years later Jim relocated to the West Coast to assume his current position as Senior Vice President, Operations at Reliance’s corporate office. He now oversees the operations of numerous Reliance subsidiaries and divisions and is on the Board of Directors of the Metals Service Center Institute.
Senior Vice President, Operations
|2010-Present||Senior Vice President, Operations|
|2007-2010||President, Chapel Steel|
|2005-2007||Executive Vice President, Chapel Steel|
|1995-2005||Vice President, Chapel Steel|
|1988-1994||Sales Manager, Chapel Steel|
|BA, Public Relations (minor Business Administration), Shippensburg University|
A dissatisfying stint as a stock broker trainee caused Steve Koch to apply for an open position at Chapel Steel; he was hired as Chapel’s first full-time sales representative. In this new capacity, he discovered that fulfilling customer needs while building relationships was tangible and rewarding, both personally and professionally. Steve’s success in sales led him to the buying side of the business, where he developed mill relationships to satisfy the increasing demand for steel plate, Chapel’s specialty. Over a 22-year career, he played an integral role in Chapel’s expansion, and rose to serve as Executive Vice President and then President after the company was acquired by Reliance in 2005. In 2010, Steve transitioned to Reliance’s corporate office to take on the position of Senior Vice President, Operations. Drawing from mentors, peers, and the larger Reliance family as well as his own reserve of experience, Steve enjoys the continued challenges, successes, and opportunities ahead for the diverse subsidiaries which he oversees.
Senior Vice President, Operations
|2002-Present||Senior Vice President, Operations|
|2001-2002||Senior Vice President, Non-Ferrous Operations|
|1997-2001||Vice President, Non-Ferrous Operations|
|1981-1997||Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp.|
|Industry Affiliations or Awards|
|Chair, Aluminum Products Division Council, Metals Service Center Institute|
|Board of Directors, Metals Service Center Institute|
|BS, Industrial Engineering, Louisiana Tech|
|MS, Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University|
A degree in Engineering helped Bill Sales land his first job out of college with Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation. Beginning with engineering individual pieces for specific projects, Bill later gained valuable exposure to and experience in the production and sales departments. Over a 16-year tenure, Bill earned increasingly broader bases of knowledge and responsibility from which to make strategic decisions that affected the company. His knowledge of the supply side of the metals industry made Bill a great fit to head up Reliance’s non-ferrous operations, of which he took the helm in 1997. As Reliance increased its portfolio of specialty metals service centers, Bill’s experience has been instrumental, from both strategic acquisition and operational standpoints. Having been with Reliance for over 15 years, Bill, as Senior Vice President, Operations, now maintains oversight of numerous Reliance subsidiaries and divisions. Additionally, he has been on the Board of Directors of the Metals Service Center Institute since 2011, and is currently the Chair of its Aluminum Products Division Council.
Senior Vice President, Supplier Development
|2009-Present||Senior Vice President, Supplier Development|
|1999-2009||Director, Supplier Development|
|Chatham Steel Corporation
Over 40 years' metals service center experience
|Industry Affiliations or Awards|
|Board of Directors, Metals Service Center Institute|
|Political Science, Tulane University|
Sheldon Tenenbaum grew up in the shadow of Chatham Steel, the company started in 1915 by his grandfather, Samuel, who immigrated to the United States from Europe in the early 20th century. The company was passed down to Sheldon’s father and uncles, who grew it to six locations throughout the southern United States. Sheldon, his brother, and their cousins followed in their fathers’ footsteps, joining and continuing to expand the family business into a major steel service center. Chatham Steel joined the Reliance Family of Companies in 1998, when Sheldon was its Vice President. Since then, he has contributed his more than four decades of knowledge and expertise of the metals industry to fostering relationships with Reliance suppliers. His role, Senior Vice President, Supplier Development, was formalized in 2009. Sheldon continues to work out of Chatham Steel’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
|2002-Present||Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
|2000-2002||Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
|1999-2000||Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
|1995-1999||Vice President & Corporate Controller|
|1988-1992||Ernst & Young LLP|
|Industry Affiliations or Awards|
|Board of Directors, Metals Service Center Institute|
BS Business, Ohio State University
Upon the advice of a local CPA, Karla Lewis decided to become an accountant when she was in elementary school. She stayed the course, leaving the small farming town in which she grew up to earn a BS in Business at Ohio State University, and later became a certified public accountant. A turning point came when Karla – unlike her peers, who opted to stay local or go to the East Coast – chose to do an internship in Los Angeles. When she graduated, the company (Ernst & Young, LLP) hired her full time, and she made her permanent move west. One of her first clients was Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
Working on-site while conducting the independent audit, Karla had the opportunity to interact with many Reliance employees, both at the corporate headquarters and at some Reliance divisions. The insight she gleaned into Reliance’s unique culture influenced Karla’s decision to accept the position of Corporate Controller in 1992. Reliance was attractive not just because of the quality of people, but the opportunities for ongoing learning and development. In her two decades with Reliance, Karla has done just that. From Vice President and Corporate Controller, she progressively moved to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and, since 2002, has served Reliance as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Additionally, Karla sits on the Board of Directors of the Metals Service Center Institute.
Allegheny Steel Distributors, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is a diversified metals processor specializing in prime and non-prime hot rolled carbon steel sheet and coil. Joining the Reliance family of companies in 1999, the company now occupies over 100,000 square feet on nine acres in Indianola, 10 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its customer base serves most major markets including: containers, recreational vehicles, service centers, tanks, job shops, buildings, fence posts, agriculture, lasers, furnaces, batteries, trailers, material handling equipment, rail and racks/conveyors.
Aluminum & Stainless, Inc. has been the leader in aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, and other non-ferrous metals in the Gulf South since 1969. A world premier nonferrous marine metals distributor, A&S joined the Reliance family in 2001 and offers a complete line of materials for aluminum crew/supply boats, workboats, military vessels, yachts, passenger ferries, and more. A&S is the supplier of choice to oil and gas exploration and production fabrication facilities, petrochemical plants, machine shops, general fabrication, job shops, and others. With warehouses strategically located to provide prompt, professional delivery, A&S carries deep stock and provides efficient service to not only supply all their customers, but to help them grow.
American Steel joined Reliance in July 1995, followed by American Metals in 1998. In 2009, they merged to form American Metals Corporation. The company is a diversified metals processor and distributor based in Canby, OR, with branches in Kent, WA, and Sacramento, Redding, and Fresno, CA. Its metals processing products include plate and plate coil, hot and cold-rolled sheet and coil, coated sheet and coil, angles, channels, beams, hot-rolled carbon bars, alloy bars, tubing and piping, expanded metal and gratings and aluminum and stainless steel. American Metals Corporation’s values of trust, respect, honesty, and tolerance provide a foundation for the ways it improves internal structures, processes, and methods to provide customers with excellent products and quality service. The company also operates a subsidiary, Lampros Steel, Inc., in Portland, OR and LSI Plate (a joint venture with Lampros) in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. In November 2013, it acquired Haskins Steel Co., Inc., of Spokane, WA, a carbon steel and aluminum processing center which strengthens American Metals’ presence in the Pacific Northwest.
Founded in 1983 in Brentwood, Tennessee, AMI Metals, Inc. is now the premier full service metal service center providing aluminum plate, sheet, bar, and extruded profiles for the aerospace industry. AMI joined the Reliance family in 1997 and has expanded to six metals service centers across the nation, with international offices in Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom. A commitment to internal investments, along with management collaboration and communication across all locations, consistently realizes corporate best practices and gives AMI the flexibility to meet short-notice scheduling, minimizing overall cost impacts. AMI’s best-in-class IT customer interface ensures timely delivery of all products and services.
Bralco Metals, a division of Reliance since 1997, is a leader in aerospace, aircraft and industrial metal products, meeting customers’ needs with unbridled quality standards and service. Headquartered in a 140,000 square-foot high-tech metal processing and distribution center in La Mirada, CA, with additional centers in Kent, WA, Garland, TX, Wichita, KS, Albuquerque, NM, and Phoenix, AZ, Bralco Metals offers pre-production precision processing including leveling, blanking, cut-to-length, slitting, sawing, shearing, grinding and machining. For over six decades, Bralco Metals has provided immediate delivery of ferrous and non-ferrous materials from a vast inventory of aluminum, brass, copper, bronze, beryllium, and stainless steel. Products include coil, sheet, strip, plate, rod and bar. Trained product specialists work with customers to meet any metal requirements. In July 2012, Bralco acquired Airport Metals, a stocking distributor of aircraft materials and supplies. Based in Melbourne, Airport Metals represents Reliance’s first presence in Australia. In October 2013, Affiliated Metals, a fellow Reliance division, joined the Bralco group of companies to expand the company’s presence in Salt Lake City and the Intermountain region.
CCC Steel, Inc. is a metals distributor based in Rancho Dominguez, California, whose unique policy is to sell steel in original mill bundles or, in some cases, by the piece without further processing. CCC’s stock of carbon steel bars, structurals, plate, pipe and tubing totals over 3,000 items. CCC houses infrequently produced, hard-to-find items, benefiting customers who need such items but not in stringent minimum mill quantities. Facilities in Los Angeles, California and Salt Lake City, Utah and a distribution center in Chicago, Illinois serve the entire western United States. Joining the Reliance family in 1996 has given CCC greater leverage to maintain its distinctive stock and services.
Anchored by roots in the steel industry dating back to the 1880s, Central Plains Steel Co. opened its Wichita, Kansas plant in 1982 to serve OEMs and other end users throughout the Midwest region. Central Plains is a full-line steel service center processing carbon and alloy steels. Its capabilities include slitting, cut-to-length, flame and plasma cutting, custom roll forming, along with other first step processing and just-in-time delivery. CPS joined the Reliance family in 2002, and continues to pair state-of-the-art equipment with unmatched dedication to quality in order to provide the exact metals that customers need, when they need it.
A member of the Reliance family of companies since July 2005, Chapel Steel Corp. is a dynamic, dependable company supplying customers with the finest quality products — including structural, carbon and HSLA steel plate, alloy and abrasion resistant steel plate, marine and offshore steel plate, PVQ steel plate, armor and ballistic steel plate, cat specs and a quick product line — at the highest level of service in the industry. Services include consignment, just-in-time, plasma cutting steel plate, plasma etching steel plate, oxy-fuel cutting steel plate and CAD. An innovative approach means that Chapel Steel customers get the benefits of state-of-the-art technology as well as personal, professional service, making Chapel Steel more than a supplier, but also a partner, meeting the needs of customers to help their businesses grow.
From its beginning in 1915 as a scrap iron and metal business in Savannah, Georgia, Chatham Steel Corporation has grown to become a major steel service leader for over 2,500 active customers. A family business for more than 80 years, Chatham became part of the Reliance family in 1998, further enhancing its ability to anticipate and meet its customers’ needs. Chatham now operates five divisions located in Savannah; Columbia, South Carolina; Orlando, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama; and Durham, North Carolina. Operations were expanded in 2008 to serve the nuclear industry, and Chatham continues to make internal improvements in order to respond quickly and accurately to customers’ requirements.
Founded in 1976, Clayton Metals, Inc. processes and distributes slit coils and aluminum circles, which are used in industrial and commercial applications including transportation, electronics, lighting, and housewares. Whether customers need materials for stamping, roll forming, spinning, hydroforming or deep drawing, Clayton Metals works hard to understand and meet their specific needs. Customers come back because of the excellent service and quality of stainless, aluminum, copper and brass products. Clayton Metals, headquartered near Chicago, Illinois, became part of the Reliance family in 2007 and operates two additional locations near Los Angeles, California and Newark, New Jersey.
Continental Alloys & Services, Inc. was established in 1976 as a small supplier of steel to the oil and gas industry. By developing its network of relationships and broadening its product lines from oil country tubular goods (OCTG) to mechanical tubing and solid bar, Continental grew its business and service area to Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. Joining the Reliance family in 2011, Continental increased Reliance’s global reach, while at the same time lending Reliance's strength and reputation to Continental’s operations in North America. Continental’s mission remains: to be the global leader in materials management for the energy services industry, offering a complete range of products and value added services that meet or exceed customers’ demands.
Founded in 1963, Crest Steel Corporation is a major distributor of structural steel products – steel beam, shapes, bar, plate, sheet, steel coil, and more – to industries including shipbuilding, solar support structures and commercial fabrication. Crest offers a variety of value-added processing services, efficiently serving customers from locations in Cypress and Riverside, California and Phoenix, Arizona. Crest joined Reliance’s family of companies in early 2007. Among other new opportunities, the combination with Reliance expanded Crest’s access to inventory and geographic reach, providing a solid footing in the steel plate distribution business.
Founded in 1963, Delta Steel, Inc. has established a deep and diverse inventory, the best processing equipment in the industry and a dedicated, professional team. Experts at brokering partnerships with a diverse group of fabricators, OEMs, and other clients, Delta is a leading provider of steel and pre-production processing in the Southwest. Delta serves various industries domestically and abroad. Joining the Reliance family in 2008 increased Delta’s purchasing strength with steel mills and strong vendor relationships, further enabling Delta to provide the best products at the best prices to clients and customers.
Diamond Manufacturing Company has provided OEMs, job shops, and architectural firms with quality perforated metal, plastic, and other materials since 1915. Headquartered in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, with additional locations in Cedar Hill, Texas, Michigan City, Indiana and Charlotte, North Carolina, Diamond became a part of the Reliance family in 2010. With the ability to perforate more than 2000 patterns, produce tolerances tighter than industry standard, and offer sheet, coil, tube, fabricated, or finished product, Diamond has the versatility to meet the needs of all its customers. In 2012, Diamond acquired McKey Perforating Co., Inc. which added two locations in New Berlin, Wisconsin and Manchester, Tennessee. Its capabilities and distinct responsiveness have made Diamond North America's leading and largest perforator. Diamond Manufacturing has provided original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), job shops, and architectural firms with quality perforated metal, plastic, and other materials since 1915; it became a part of the Reliance family in October 2010. With the ability to perforate more than 2000 patterns, produce tolerances tighter than industry standard, and offer sheet, coil, tube, fabricated, or finished product, Diamond has the versatility to meet the needs of all its customers. Diamond’s experts work to ensure complete customer satisfaction: providing design assistance or delivery information, organizing a bar-coded inventory system, or delivering directly to a construction site. Its capabilities and distinct responsiveness have made Diamond North America's leading and largest perforator.
Founded in 1963 and a Reliance family member since 1998, Durrett Sheppard Steel is a diversified metals processor and distributor based in Baltimore, MD, whose processing capabilities include oxy and plasma burning, sawing and shearing from a 202,000 square-foot facility. Durrett Sheppard outsources a variety of other metal products and related processing requirements and delivers metal products to customers throughout Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Durrett Sheppard prides itself in quality, service and dedication to serving its customers' needs.
Earle M. Jorgensen Company was founded as Jorgensen Steel and Aluminum in 1921 and quickly rose to be one of the country's largest stockers of bar, sheet, plate, tubing, and structural steel and aluminum, and a leading supplier to manufacturing companies across North America. A broad network of facilities, superior inventories, processing capabilities, and world-class technology enables them to provide unsurpassed service to their customers. Acquired by Reliance in 2006, EMJ’s 30+ U.S. locations and presence in Canada and Malaysia represent one of Reliance’s largest subsidiaries.
One of the country’s largest high-volume steel processing companies, Feralloy Corporation delivers quality processed flat rolled steel. From its Chicago base, Feralloy operates a network of five coil processing plants and seven joint venture facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico that provide value-added processing of hot rolled, pickled, cold rolled and coated sheet products to manufacturers and producers. Feralloy has almost 60 years of industry experience and joined Reliance’s family of companies in 2008
GH Metal Solutions began in 1958 as an installer and servicer of heating and air conditioning systems, later transitioning to manufacturing metal parts. The company name embraces its heritage while representing its current business as a full service fabrication shop. Its 200,000 square-foot manufacturing space is one of the Southeast’s largest and most comprehensively capability shops, strategically located in Fort Payne, AL. GHMS’ diverse services – including in-house laser cutting, bar and tube processing, stamping, machining, sawing and welding services – continual investment in technology, and staff of 220 skilled and dedicated staff creates an atmosphere of quality driven production. GHMS joined the Reliance family when it was acquired by Feralloy Corporation in October 2012.
Infra-Metals Co. started in March 1990, and quickly established itself as a leading structural steel service center. Its seven strategic locations serve an area from Connecticut into Florida and the Caribbean and often carry product unavailable elsewhere. Infra-Metals has built strong relationships with major vendors in the U.S. and globally. Beyond stock, Infra-Metals offers a broad array of services, tailored to meet local customers’ specific needs. Each Infra-Metals location has a commitment to saw cutting, beam splitting, cambering, punching, plate burning, and prompt delivery. Infra-Metals has been a Reliance subsidiary since 2008. Infra-Metals Co. started in March 1990, and quickly established itself as a leading structural steel service center. Its seven strategic locations serve an area from Connecticut into Florida and the Caribbean. Its deep and unique inventory often carries sections unavailable elsewhere. Constantly in the market purchasing steel has built strong relationships with major vendors in the U.S. and globally. Beyond stock, Infra-Metals offers a broad array of services, tailored to meet local customers’ specific needs. Each Infra-Metals location has a commitment to: saw cutting, beam splitting, cambering, punching, plate burning, and prompt delivery. As a Reliance subsidiary since August 2008, Infra-Metals has secure financing and a strengthened commitment to steel distribution and processing.
Liebovich Bros., Inc.'s state-of-the-art facilities in Rockford, Illinois, are fully equipped to provide high-definition plasma cutting, precision plate and sheet shearing, flame cutting, grinding, stress relieving and saw cutting, among other services. Their inventory of aluminum, hot and cold rolled steel, stainless steel, brass, copper and alloys is among the Midwest's largest. Whether customers need a single piece or 1,000 pieces cut, Liebovich is able to fill the order quickly and efficiently. The company continues investing in the latest technology and equipment and strives to improve its products and services. Liebovich has been part of the Reliance family since 1999. It also operates Liebovich Steel & Aluminum Company, Good Metals Company, Hagerty Steel & Aluminum Company, and Custom Fab Company.
McKey makes complex perforated materials and parts using superior materials and precision machinery. Its professionals work closely with customers to engineer solutions that work best for their unique applications. Founded in 1860, McKey Perforating Company, Inc. has over 150 years of experience in providing perforated solutions to customers in the construction equipment, electronics, agricultural, medical, mining, chemical, architectural and automotive industries. It’s among the top perforators in the U.S. in production capacity and capabilities, and a founding member of the Industrial Perforating Association (IPA), which sets the standards for perforated materials. McKey was acquired by Diamond Manufacturing Company in February 2012.
MetalCenter is a metals processor and distributor of commercial aluminum, aerospace aluminum, and stainless steel. This Reliance division traces its roots back to 1980, when the non-ferrous operations of Reliance Steel Company were relocated from Los Angeles to Cerritos, California and renamed Reliance MetalCenter. In 1986, the name was shortened to MetalCenter, and in 1990 the company moved to a state-of-the-art 142,000 square-foot facility in Santa Fe Springs, California, absorbing the operations of Eureka Metals when it was acquired by Reliance in 1993. Today, MetalCenter is widely recognized as a leader in aluminum and stainless, whose diverse product range, processing capabilities, and superior quality are unmatched in this segment of the metals industry.
Metals USA, Inc. is a national network of over 45 metals service centers providing processed carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, red metals, and manufactured metal components to a wide range of industries including land and marine transportation, energy, aerospace, defense, appliance manufacturing, furniture, commercial construction, machinery and equipment, and residential remodeling. Metals USA performs such value-added processes as cutting, sawing, punching, shot blasting, surface grinding, and drilling for delivery to customers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In early 2013, Metals USA joined the Reliance family of companies as a wholly-owned subsidiary and Reliance’s largest acquisition to date.
Metalweb Limited, established in 2001, provides comprehensive metals services to hi-tech industries, carrying out four key roles in the supply chain that help its customers perform more cost-effectively: holding stock; carrying out first stage processing; having no minimum quantity; and maintaining traceability. Metalweb– headquartered in Birmingham, with additional locations in London, Manchester, and Oxford, England – stocks one of the largest ranges of aluminum products in all alloys, including plate, sheet, bar, tube and other extruded products. Fully-trained technicians operate specialist plate saws, bar saws, a large bed waterjet cutter, and other precision processing equipment. Metalweb became a part of Reliance’s family of companies in 2007.
Since 1985, National Specialty Alloys, Inc. has been the supplier of choice of premium stainless steel, nickel, high temperature and specialty alloy bars and other shapes. With its experience, range of capabilities, accurate processing, same-day shipping, and much more, NSA is proud to be a single-source solution. Four strategic warehouse locations in Texas, California, Georgia and Oklahoma serve both domestic and international markets, with inventory, tracking, and expediting done electronically, in real time. This saves customers’ time, space, and money. With their in-depth product knowledge and extensive cross-training, the NSA sales and support teams are motivated to deliver fast, accurate information. Final inspection of every order and same-day shipping complete their customer commitment. NSA joined the Reliance family in 2012.
Started in 1978, Olympic Metals is a non-ferrous metal distribution company near Denver, Colorado, serving the Front Range region from Wyoming to New Mexico. Olympic operates in a 20,000 square-foot warehouse. With five precision non-ferrous saws, precision tolerance sawing is a specialty. Aluminum, copper, brass, and bronze are stocked in all mill forms. Olympic Metals became a part of the Reliance family in 2002.
Since 1876, with a firm belief that solid relationships and a strong commitment to quality and service are the backbone of good business, Pacific Metal Company has always put customers first. Headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon, with five additional locations in Seattle and Spokane, Washington; Boise, Idaho; Eugene, Oregon; and Billings, Montana, Pacific Metal serves the west, from Alaska to California’s Sacramento Valley to the eastern plains of Montana and Wyoming. From a diverse standard stock list to customer-specific inventories, customized just-in-time programs, and pre-production processing, Pacific Metal has worked hard to form mutually profitable business partnerships with all of its customers. Pacific Metal became part of the Reliance family in 2002. Its 135+ year history continues to be one of growth and adaptation to changing customer needs.
PDM Steel Service Centers, Inc. began in 1954 with four service centers – in Fresno, Sacramento, San Jose, and Stockton, California – providing outstanding metal processing and delivery throughout Central and Northern California. By improving existing centers, building new ones, and continuing to expand into new areas, the company grew to nine locations with corporate headquarters in Stockton, California. PDM now serves the Southwest desert region of the United States into southwestern Canada and Alaska. Every PDM location has shears, automatic saws, and shape burning equipment, and its own modern fleet of trucks. Some centers also offer plasma cutting, computer aided design, and CNC. PDM’s range of services and reputation for excellent customer service made it a good fit for Reliance, who acquired PDM in 2001.
Founded in 1979, Phoenix Metals Company specializes in flat-rolled aluminum and stainless steel and coated carbon steel product. Phoenix creates a bridge between primary metal producers and consumers which enables them to custom fit orders, making it a one-stop depot for all its customers’ metal service needs. Phoenix Metals uses its state-of-the-art processing equipment to provide cut-to-length/blanking, slitting, shearing, plasma burning and polishing services. Headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia, Phoenix has grown to 13 locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.
In business since 1975 and acquired by Reliance in 2008, Precision Flamecutting and Steel, Inc. is an industry leader in flame cutting and plasma cutting carbon plate, alloy plate, and HSLA steel plate – so much so that competitors recommend Precision Flamecutting for especially difficult jobs. Beveling, machining, rolling, forming (including concentric and eccentric cones), heat treating, sandblasting, coating, grinding, and other miscellaneous machining and fabricating services are also offered. Precision Flamecutting’s commitment to its customers is to provide parts for their purchase requirements, on time and according to industry specifications. Precision Flamecutting’s sales, drafting and shop personnel are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to serve customers in any and every situation.
Precision Strip, Inc. was founded in 1977 by five partners operating a used slitting line in Minster, Ohio. It is now one of the world's leading processors of rolled steel, aluminum, and copper, with over 1,000 associates, and 12 facilities – located throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Alabama, as well as Monterrey, Mexico – totaling 3,000,000 square-feet of building space. By providing one of the most diverse arrays of services in the industry, continually improving technologically, and partnering with customers, Precision Strip has earned a reputation for being the world’s premier toll processor. A fleet of over 300 tractor-trailers provides just-in-time delivery and ensures seamless service – from storage to processing to delivery – to the automotive, appliance, industrial products, and beverage can industries. Precision Strip has been a part of the Reliance family since 2003.
Reliance Aerospace Solutions (RAS) was established in 2007 to offer a single point of contact to distribute various aerospace grade products to contract customers and their sub-tier suppliers. Rather than maintaining or controlling any physical inventory, RAS fills orders using approved Reliance subsidiaries and divisions. The objective of RAS is to provide customers with the most comprehensive mix of products available in the industry, on-time and defect-free.
Reliance’s seven Metalcenter divisions are strategically located in Colorado Springs, CO; Arlington (Dallas-Ft. Worth) and San Antonio, TX; National City (San Diego) and Union City (Northern California), CA; Phoenix, AZ; and Salt Lake City, UT. Each independently-operating service center has an established reputation for satisfying customer demand for a wide range of metals products and value-added processing using state-of-the art equipment and shipped for just-in-time delivery. Metalcenters cater to diverse customers including general fabricators, truck trailer manufacturers, precision sheet metal shops, kitchen equipment and structural steel fabricators, sports equipment manufacturers, and the telecommunications, energy, computer chip-making, and aerospace industries. All Metalcenters strive for the highest level of customer satisfaction and quality, drawing on Reliance’s resources to invest in their operations and improve services as their local markets dictate.
Reliance Steel Company is New Mexico's largest full-line carbon steel processor and distributor, supplying value-added metals products to customers throughout New Mexico, Southern Colorado and El Paso, Texas. This Reliance division is renowned for its quality "first step" processing capabilities.
Reliance Steel Company – Los Angeles still operates on the plot of land purchased in 1952 that was shared with Reliance headquarters, until the corporate office moved to Downtown Los Angeles. Reliance Steel Company now operates from a 275,000 square-foot facility with the capability to process value-added carbon steel products for a diverse customer base throughout Southern California. Reliance Steel Company – Los Angeles prides itself on quality, service and a dedication to serving its customers' needs.
Service Steel Aerospace Corp. was founded in 1976 and is one of the largest aerospace steel and titanium distributors in the world. It stocks a vast selection of aerospace quality steel and titanium, maraging steel and invar steel products for the aerospace and other critical application industries. SSA’s large inventory and mill relationships enable it to offer immediate delivery of hard-to-find products. In addition to providing stock, SSA performs a wide array of value-added processing including forging, custom in-house cutting, heat treating, ultrasonic testing, trepanning, and turning/grinding. Strategic locations in Fife, Washington; Massillon, Ohio; Pico Rivera, California; and Bristol, Connecticut and a team of experienced staff, quickly fill orders and release them for worldwide shipping. SSA has been a part of the Reliance family since 1997. It acquired Dynamic Metals International, LLC located in Bristol, Connecticut, in 2008.
In 1900, Robert Siskin and a friend opened a scrap metal business with $6.00 and a rented lot in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Over the course of a century the business has grown to eight locations across Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and South Carolina, serving most of the southeastern United States. Two partners have increased to hundreds of skilled employees, and the product line has grown beyond standard warehouse carbon steel, stainless, aluminum and other non-ferrous metals to specialty and hard-to-find items. In 1996, Siskin was acquired by Reliance. Subsequent Reliance acquisitions – Georgia Steel Supply Co., East Tennessee Steel Supply Co., Industrial Metal & Surplus, Inc., and Athens Steel, Inc. – were integrated into the Siskin Steel group.
Sugar Steel Corporation, headquartered near Chicago, Illinois has been in business since 1966, meeting customers’ metal needs while providing exceptional service. Sugar Steel prides itself in establishing long lasting customer partnerships built on its ability to save customers both time and money. Beyond supplying stock material, Sugar Steel provides first-stage processing. This service has been the key to the company’s continued growth and success since the very beginning. It has been a part of the Reliance family of companies since 2008.
Sunbelt Steel Texas, Inc. was founded in 1986 as a distributor of specialty alloy steel bar whose business hinges on high quality product and short lead times. Forging strong relationships with key steel mills allowed Sunbelt to achieve the former, while investing in key value-added services, like saw cutting and straightening, helped it attain the latter. As its customer base has expanded over the years, so has the company’s line of machines, services, and inventory. Today, Sunbelt is a recognized premium provider of special alloy steel bar and heavy-wall tubing products to the oil and gas industry. Sunbelt is also known for personal service, custom delivery, stocking the right products at convenient locations, and attention to detail. The company joined the Reliance family in 2012.
Toma Metals, Inc. is a diversified metals processor and distributor based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and is specifically recognized as a leader in the stainless steel market. Founded in 1986, Toma’s strong relationships with suppliers ensure a steady flow of both prime and secondary products, which uniquely positions Toma to reach virtually any market. Toma’s success led to its becoming a part of the Reliance brand in 2000. Toma’s industry expertise, superior facilities, and quality service, and dedication to customers have enabled it to become one of the largest stainless steel distributors in the country.
Founded more than three decades ago, Tube Service Co., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, introduced the nation’s first high-tech computerized storage and retrieval systems, and continues to provide tubular laser processing services and distribution throughout the western United States. Tube Service Co. leads the way with three state-of-the-art tube laser processing centers which specialize in cutting stainless, aluminum and carbon tubular shapes. The company distributes a full array of ferrous and non-ferrous tubular products, laser tube processing, cutting to length tube processing, and marketing seamless and drawn over mandrel tubing (aluminum, stainless, carbon, and alloy). Six service centers in California, Arizona, Colorado and Oregon, excellent relationships with most major tube and pipe mills around the world, and a knowledgeable and experienced sales staff makes Tube Service Co. the first choice to meet customers’ tubular product needs.
Valex Corp. started in 1976 and became part of the Reliance family in 1986. Headquartered in Ventura, California, Valex is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of ultra-high purity (UHP) products used in gas delivery systems. Its products have been long established as components of choice by semiconductor producers and manufacturers of semiconductor equipment. Ongoing research and development, as well as plant improvements, continually enhance its position as a market leader. Valex Corp. products have acquired a distinguished worldwide reputation by fulfilling customers' requirements for excellent reliability and quality. Valex has two additional locations near Seoul, South Korea and Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
Viking Materials, Inc. was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1972. Viking developed into a major metals supplier to the Upper Midwest. It now has an additional location near Chicago, Illinois. In addition to providing the best products available, Viking Materials learned early on that excellent service and creating solutions were the keys to success. This philosophy of evolving with customers’ needs helps the company focus on its vision of being the market’s first choice for metal products. In 2001, Viking Materials joined Reliance’s family of companies.
Yarde Metals, Inc. was founded in 1976 in Bristol, Connecticut. Over the years this family company grew to 10 service centers along the East Coast and into the Midwest, serving markets across the United States, Europe and Asia. In 2003, headquarters moved to a completely renovated state-of-the-art 500,000 square-foot facility in Southington, Connecticut. The company joined the Reliance family in 2006 and specializes in aluminum, stainless, carbon steel, brass and copper in a wide range of standard, unique and hard-to-find sizes. It also offers a variety of modern processing services and ensures quick turnarounds and fast deliveries. Yarde’s customers are supported by a team of 600 highly motivated associates.
Affiliated Metals, a member of the Bralco Metals group, is a diversified metals processor and distributor located in Salt Lake City, Utah serving the Intermountain region. Operating in a state-of-the-art 80,000 square-foot facility which maintains various high-tech processing equipment, Affiliated Metals offers an array of aluminum, stainless, brass, copper, bronze, and other specialty metals to fabricators and manufacturers. Affiliated’s size and processing capabilities allow it to not only meet but exceed the requirements of exacting customers, leading to repeat business and longstanding relationships.
In addition to over 30 service centers in the United States and its location in Malaysia, Earle M. Jorgensen Company has operations in Edmonton, Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto, Canada. The company’s large geographic network, its depth and breadth of supply, and its incomparable service – employing its founder’s motto of, “Hustle, that’s all!” – make EMJ Canada the first choice for metals supply, processing, and delivery by Canadian industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, forestry, construction, and mining. EMJ was acquired by Reliance in 2006 and represents one of Reliance’s largest subsidiaries.
With locations in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Winnipeg, Encore Metals – supplies specialist high grade steel and metals. These include carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, nickel alloys, iron bar, aluminum and bronze. Encore’s processing capabilities include bar sawing, trepanning, stainless plate profiling and plate sawing. With roots dating back to 1892, Encore Metals has not only seen but been a major player in the growth and development of the metals service center industry in Canada. The company strives to live by its mission statement to “provide superior service and the highest quality products to our customers while maintaining a safe work environment for all employees, contractors, and visitors.” Encore Metals joined the Reliance family of companies in 2007.
Team Tube specializes in mechanical steel tubing – including microhoned ID tubing – specifically designed to serve hydraulic and general machine shops. Since 1977, Team Tube’s inventories have grown to include chrome-moly alloy tubing, chrome plated bars, ductile iron bars, Zincaloy tubing and bar, and much more. Customers have also increased to include the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) industry. Team Tube services Canada wide from its 5 locations in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. Team Tube has been a member of the Reliance family since 2007.
AMS was founded in 1974 in London, England. Over the past four decades the company has grown to five locations across the United Kingdom, with international presence in France, Malaysia, China, and India. This strategic network of service centers supports customers in over 40 countries worldwide. Today, AMS is the world’s largest independent raw material service provider to the aerospace and defense industries. AMS offers a broad range of aerospace metals including aluminum, steel, titanium, nickel alloys, and aluminum bronze. The company also provides cut to length, plastic coating, machining, and bar, waterjet, and tube cutting services. AMS and its reputation as a well-established and trusted supplier is a welcome addition to the Reliance Family of Companies, which it joined in August 2014.
Northern Illinois Steel, located in Channahon, Illinois, has been serving the needs of Illinois- and Indiana-based customers since 1961. NIS is a complete metalworks fabricating company, producing parts and products in aluminum, brass, copper, and stainless steel products in all grades, shapes, and sizes. The company’s 80,000 square foot warehouse and fabrication facilities are fully stocked with thousands of tons of plate, sheet, structural, bars, tubing, grating, and more. State-of-the-art processing equipment and a computerized inventory system, combined with skilled, knowledgeable, and dedicated staff – including drivers to operate a large fleet of delivery vehicles – mean that NIS can safely and efficiently process orders and offer “just in time” delivery, oftentimes on the same or the next day. NIS became a part of Reliance’s Family of Companies in August 2014.
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