Take a look at our latest step forward as we continue our strategy of safe, profitable growth.
Growth is part of our mission at Olympic Steel. Look no further than our southeast region for the most recent example!
Since opening the southeastern sales office in 1983, the region has continued to steadily grow with Olympic Steel’s customers. In 1997, the Winder, GA office opened with the acquisition of Southeastern Metal Processing, expanding our presence and processing capabilities in the region. In 2011, the Chicago Tube & Iron’s Locust, North Carolina facility joined the team, adding pipe and tube laser fabrication, bending and welding services to the mix. Just last year, the region’s metal sheet and plate distribution grew again with the opening of the facility in Hanceville, Alabama.
Most recently, all eyes are on our newest facility in Buford, Georgia – the flat roll fabrication hub of the region. The location streamlined operations within the region and allows Olympic Steel to offer additional just-in-time services to our customers.
The path to the Buford opening began in 2019 when the Winder division kicked off the work to optimize material and process flow, which would accommodate the addition of a stamping press and immediately satisfy demand for automotive manufacturing facilities in the southeastern region. To make room for this improvement, fabrication processes moved to the new Buford, Georgia facility, making the Winder facility the region’s center for first stage metal processing, in addition to its continued role as a metal distributor.
From food service to heavy equipment manufacturers to after-market parts, the increased fabrication capacity, combined with the state-of-the-art upgrades, has positioned the region to competitively meet the needs of the area’s growing customer base.