You’ve likely heard the big news by now: Olympic Steel has acquired McCullough Industries. But what does this mean for Olympic Steel and for you?
You’ve likely heard the big news by now: Olympic Steel has acquired McCullough Industries. Located in Kenton, Ohio, McCullough manufactures and sells branded self-dumping hoppers used in a variety of industrial applications.
What’s a Hopper?
A hopper is an industrial storage bin. With over 30 models to choose from, including mainstream and low profile, McCullough and Wright branded hoppers are recognized nationally for their durability and performance and sold through major catalogs, like Grainger, MSC, McMaster-Carr and Global Industrial. Constructed from carbon and stainless steel, the hoppers are produced in a variety of configurations. Easily transported, they are used for storing, handling, recycling and transporting materials used in construction, food service and landscaping applications. The self-dumping hoppers can also be fitted with feeding devices and integrated into manufacturing processes and assembly lines for scrap and liquid waste collection.
As part of our strategy, Olympic Steel seeks to acquire manufacturers of branded metal products to add to the growth of our existing business units. The McCullough acquisition is our first entry into this new area of our business. It opens up a new distribution channel — catalog sales.
What This Means for You
As Olympic Steel continues to grow in both size and diversity of products, you will have new opportunities for career and professional development. In addition, increased profitability provides resources to reinvest in Olympic Steel and enhance our work environment.
What’s Next for McCullough
The products will continue to be manufactured in Kenton, Ohio. Olympic Steel Cleveland supplies the metal, and the existing McCullough workforce continues to produce the hoppers — a win-win for everyone involved. Olympic Steel veteran Joseph Casey has been named General Manager ‒ McCullough Industries. Joe started his career at Olympic Steel with the Integrity Stainless division as an Inventory Control Supervisor in 2012 and has since served as Service and Scheduling Manager, Plant/Production Manager and Purchasing Manager before his promotion to General Manager in October. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and an active member of the Metals Service Center Institute and Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association.