FAST, FLEXIBLE DELIVERY
To be your First Choice, we must exceed your expectations in all phases of the steel supply chain. That’s what we mean by Performance. Stocking quality steel products, competitively priced, is the foundation. Add to that our application expertise – helping you find the best material for your need. Our custom programs for processing and inventory management help you manage costs. And our fast, flexible delivery lets you schedule and make commitments with confidence.
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Competitive Pricing »
We are a member of the North American Steel Alliance (NASA), a top purchasing cooperative that pools our steel mill buys with those of 124 other steel suppliers having a combined $8 billion in sales. That pooled purchasing power gives us leverage with the leading steel mills in North America . . . and that translates into savings for our customers.
Application Expertise »
Our sales and application pros have a combined 300 years experience. They help many of our 2000+ customers pick the product (specs, grade, finish) best suited to the application. They know machining, forming and cutting characteristics of those steels to advise on processing. In short, they’ve seen it all and are ready to put that experience to work for you.
Custom Programs »
Our Custom Programs include special contract terms, inventory management (JIT releases, kitting), logistics support, special packaging and delivery options – whatever ideas enhance the supply chain value for that customer. They bring the security of a long term supply agreement with flexibility to adapt to the customer’s changing needs.
We seek to build Partnerships based on mutually-shared goals with both customers and vendors. Goals like achieving aggressive cost targets, improving quality of operations, and implementing new technology. These partnerships foster continuous improvement because they help us think more like our customer and more like our vendor.
Fast, Flexible Delivery »
Our multiple locations, combined with a fleet of 36 trucks, gives us more than impressive hauling capacity. It gives us the flexibility to react quickly when delivery needs change. Our effective logistics operation keeps those trucks loaded and dispatched for top efficiency and schedule performance so your steel is delivered economically and on time.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
“Benjamin Steel has been supplying us sheet, plate, bar and structural since – well, it goes back to my father, Dean Sweet, and Vince Demana. Our companies have kind of grown together – not just a buyer-seller relationship – we collaborate. Each company supports the other with knowledge and experience, and I believe we make each other better. But Benjamin still earns our business every day, with their quality and response.”
Alicia Sweet Hupp, President & CEO
Sweet Manufacturing Company
Bulk Material Handling Equipment
“I would recommend Frederick Steel to anyone who needs peak performance from their steel supplier. For 40 years we’ve been buying angle, beam, flat bar and tubing cut-to-size from Frederick. They offer quality at a fair price, but the biggest difference is their people. Their sales staff is very knowledgeable, they understand our needs, and one day turnaround is the standard I get from Frederick Steel. ”
Jennifer Whitacre, Sr. Project Manager
Tincher’s Welding, LLC
“In our business, you learn what works well and you stick with it. Benjamin Steel works for us. We do projects for P&G, American Honda and other big companies, often during plant shutdowns. The material has to be right and on time, and I get that from Benjamin Steel. I got something else from them: in our early startup days, cash flow was sometimes a problem. But Benjamin worked out terms and stuck by us.”
Ron Kennedy, President
Allen County Fabrication
“Benjamin Steel has been supplying this plant for over 30 years. They are a great partner – I can always depend on them. We order plate, sheet, angle and laser-cut tube – they are very price competitive on all of it. But most important is delivery and flexibility. They are always on time with my normal orders, but if I’m in a jam and need something next day, Benjamin Steel comes through – they have the inventory.”
Chris Merz, Senior Buyer
Material Handling Systems
“Sure, I can get steel from anyone, and the market pretty much sets the price. But Frederick Steel IS RELIABILITY to me. They deliver ALL of my order when I need it, and that’s often the next day. They’ve even fixed problems for me that were created by other steel suppliers. That’s why I’ve been dealing with Frederick since 1985. We have more than a supply relationship . . . we have a real friendship.”
Jeff Brewsaugh, Founder
Superior Steel Services, LLC
Custom Structure Fabricator
“If we get in a jam, the first call I make is to Benjamin Steel. We’ve been buying sheet, plate, structural and tube from them for at least 30 years because they are always ‘customer first.’ We process what we need in-house, but if we’re swamped, they can step in and take on some work to keep us on schedule, and do it faster than anyone else I deal with. And their 3D tube lasers are amazing!”
John Kochenderfer, President
Harris Welding and Machine
Contract General Fabricator
“Benjamin Steel is kind of like us: family owned, family values, able to make decisions and get things done quickly. They supply us a lot of specially cut tube, run on their 3D lasers, with very short lead times. That is a huge advantage on some of our products. Their pride is evident in their top-notch quality. We have high expectations of our suppliers and Benjamin Steel consistently meets our standards. ”
John Remlinger, Owner/Chairman
Remlinger Manufacturing Co.
Ag Equipment Manufacturer
“Benjamin Steel is a sustaining resource to Alpha Control and a key to our success. Inventory: they always stock what we need – structural, pipe, AR plate, even grating – so we don’t have to send orders to multiple vendors. Delivery: our JIT programs with Benjamin run on time, period. Processing: There are times when we can use their processing capabilities and as a fabricator we find them very efficient for offloading work. They respond fast.”
Greg Joseph, President
Alpha Control, LLC
South Point, Ohio
“We’ve been buying from Frederick Steel for over 20 years because they meet our quality specs, they are price competitive and very responsive. Others stock much of the structural we need, but Frederick stocks virtually all of it. And if a last-minute design change or some other surprise requires material I don’t have on hand, they pull out all the stops to get me what I need the next day. They make my job much easier.”
Randy Schiefer, Purchasing Manager
TKS Industrial Company
Automated Painting Systems