Alro Steel runs its service centers like a grocery store for metals, keeping what customers need in easy reach. The service center operator provides processing services such as aluminum circle cutting, CNC flame cutting, forming, and machining. The company carries an extensive inventory of steel products, along with industrial tools and supplies. It also offers plastic sheet, rod, tube, and film through its Alro Plastics division and distributes industrial tools and materials through subsidiary Alro Industrial Supplies. The company operates from more than 40 locations in 12 states in the Midwest and South.
Led by its steel activities, Alro Steel operates three businesses: Metals (steel bars, plates, and sheet, and brass, copper, and other products); Plastics (fiberglass, nylon, urethanes, and other); and Industrial Supplies (threading, milling, tools, and other machinery and equipment).
It has operations in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
In order to keep up with increased demand, Alro Steel is growing its production capacity through organic growth and acquisitions. The company is expanding its Pittsburgh-area operation, and plans to build a 99,700 sq. ft. facility there in 2012. Alto Steel acquired a 15-acre parcel in the Findlay Industrial Park near Pittsburgh in 2010 to give its operations room for expansion. Once the new facility is complete, Alro Steel will close its 28,000 sq. ft. plant in Carnegie, Pennsylvania and move those operations to the new location. The new plant will carry Alro Steel's full line of metals including carbon, tool, alloy, and stainless bar, sheet, and tube, and will serve portions of western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.
Alro Steel acquired three metals service centers in 2010 from Anderson Metals, including a 60,000-sq.-ft. facility in York, Pennsylvania, along with other facilities in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, and Greensboro, North Carolina. The company operates the facilities under the Alro name, offering carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum items as well as red metals and additional processing equipment.
Alro Steel was founded in 1948.