Business Philosophy


To be a proactive, agile, top performing metals distribution business, seeking to create value through diligent emphasis on bottom line performance and effective asset management.


We will maintain superior returns through the economic cycles governed by corporate policies to ensure financial integrity and mitigate risk. We will continue to develop and retain strong relationships with customers, suppliers, employees, community and our shareholders. We will support a decentralized operating environment to allow our business unit leaders to take ownership and be accountable for their operations. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work place. We will provide our employees with opportunities for personal growth and development.


  • provide shareholders with strong common share yields and dividends
  • be a sector leader in return on capital employed throughout the steel cycle
  • grow the Company’s foundation through prudent acquisitions
  • enhance our processing and service capabilities by investing in equipment


We will accomplish our business goals with a focus on earnings, capital utilization and an industry leading dividend. We maintain our leadership position by capitalizing on our competitive strengths and our experienced management team. Our history demonstrates a highly successful acquisition track record and consistently superior service standards. We maintain strong supplier relationships and as a result, can offer customers a vast product selection and prudent inventory management. Our pay for performance compensation structure is based on return on assets and encourages an entrepreneurial culture while maintaining focus on balance sheet integrity.