About Benjamin Steel
Tradition of Service. A Culture of Innovation.
In 1935, Dominick Demana founded the Demana Iron and Metal Company in Springfield, Ohio. An immigrant from Italy, Dominick began this metal and paper scrap business in his backyard as a means to provide a better life for his family and to guide his own fortunes. As business grew through the years, he was able to purchase land to relocate the business. In 1962 his third son, Vincent Demana, bought the business.
Vince had ambitions to expand the company. In 1969 he purchased Benjamin Iron and Metal Company, a combination scrap yard and steel warehouse. The scrap operations were merged and the steel warehouse operation continued to serve the local community. In 1970 the name was officially changed to Benjamin Steel Company, and a new building was constructed to house all operations. By 1977, two additional buildings had been constructed along with an off-site warehouse facility for additional storage.
The scrap business was eventually dissolved so that the company could concentrate and focus on steel products and services. Following the hard-working values of his father and his own personal vision for a strong family business, Vince began expanding Benjamin Steel outside the local Springfield area. The first branch facility was purchased in 1980 in Dayton, Ohio, followed by Lima, Ohio in 1984 and Mansfield, Ohio in 1987. The company also expanded processing and other services offered to customers, committed to fulfilling the needs and expectations of a growing customer base.Vince remained at the helm and continued to provide direction and vision for the company until 1999.
Today the third generation of the Demana family directs the daily operations of Benjamin Steel. Brother and sister co-owners Nick and Teresa Demana continue the family business values and traditions of their father and grandfather before them. Benjamin Steel has evolved into an industry leader for steel products and services, and with a commitment to personalized service and a culture of innovation, the company continues to exceed expectations.
With four dedicated facilities and over 150 employees, Benjamin Steel is recognized as an industry leader in supply chain solutions for steel products and services.
Our mission is to provide superior customer service and satisfaction so that we are the First Choice of every customer for delivering steel products and services.