In 1947, Steel Warehouse began in a small rented building with a used shear, rented
lift truck, lots of manual labor and a plan to liquidate steel from a toy building
venture. Shortly thereafter, other opportunities seized by company founder and president
Nate Lerman set Steel Warehouse on a path of growth, innovation and industry leadership.
Since then, growth of the company has been steady, if not at times explosive. At
first, there was just a handful of employees. Today, there are over 600 members
of the Steel Warehouse family.
Originally, we serviced customers within a small radius of South Bend. Now, we ship
material throughout most of the country from South Bend - the site of our earliest
beginnings - and our network branch facilities.
Yes, we've grown with the times and with industry opportunities and trends. But,
above all, we hope we've grown with you by building and delivering the resources
that meet your needs.
We welcome you to Steel Warehouse, especially if we are meeting for the first time.
Come and see us in person. And for those who already know us, thank you for the
opportunity to work with you.
Responsive. Yes, that's our commitment to you.
Chief Executive Officer