A Rich History
TW Metals was formed in 1998 through the merger of Tubesales and Williams &
Company. Both companies were subsidiaries of Superior
Group, Inc., a private holding company.
Together they offer 140 years of experience in the steel distribution business. In October 2005 TW Metals was acquired by
O'Neal Steel and is now a proud member of the family-owned company based in Birmingham, AL.
Founded in 1907, Williams and Company, Inc. grew from a steel tubing
distributor to one of America's most respected providers of
stainless, aluminum, copper, brass and nickel flat-rolled products.
Tubesales, 39 years its junior, opened in 1946 selling war surplus
4130 alloy airframe tubing on the West Coast. Like Williams,
success and customer recognition helped to grow Tubesales into
an international pipe and tubing distributor — the first tubular
products distributor in the United States to earn the ISO 9002
Preparing for Tomorrow
For decades, customers worldwide have depended on TW Metals for top-quality products,
complete processing services, timely delivery and expert service. To continue
being the Best service center for our customers, we have implemented a state-of-the-art
automated information system, adopted the latest concepts in supply chain management,
installed new processing equipment and enhanced our delivery system. Strategic
acquisitions have also contributed to our growing strength in products and services.
We proudly welcomed both TD
, one of the largest aircraft aluminum extrusion distributors
in the world, and Philip
, a UK-based processor and distributor of nickel and super
alloys, at the onset of the new millennium.
Our Vision for the Future
Today's TW Metals is leaner, quicker, smarter, more competitive and more motivated
to add real value to every order. We have created Centers of Excellence that have
improved our processes and procedures to insure that we are and will remain the
Best specialty metals, long products service center. The Centers of Excellence
will continue to provide the opportunities to improve our supply chain processes,
the workflows and layouts of our warehouses, our administrative workflows and
processes and improve our inside sales systems and processes.