About Heidtman Steel
Heidtman Steel believes in building success through securing strategic
mill-adjacent locations, employing sound business practices, and maintaining
high standards such as:
- Meeting or exceeding our customer expectations in regard to quality,
service, and price
- Providing a safe working environment for all employees
- Continuing to enhance the skills of our employees through on-going
training and education
- Continually improving our processes, equipment and systems in order to
be “World Class”
Steel was formed in 1954 by Fredrick William Heidtman. The small, family-owned
operation offered only leveling and shearing services when it was incorporated
Over the next few decades the Ohio-based company gradually expanded its
capabilities, investing in equipment and acquiring or building additional
service center facilities in the nation’s leading industrial centers.
Steel slitting equipment came first, in 1971. In the mid ‘70s, the automotive
industry began seeking ways to reduce weight and increase fuel efficiency.
Heidtman responded by pioneering the marketing of high strength low alloy sheet
steels in the service center industry. Its sophisticated equipment, application
expertise, and an ability to supply the most difficult high strength steel
set Heidtman apart from the rest of the service center industry.
In 1979, the company completed a major expansion as a flat rolled steel
service center by constructing its first continuous hydrochloric pickling
facility in Erie, Michigan. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, Heidtman
dramatically expanded the size and scope of its operations. Today the company
operates facilities within Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland and Ohio,
serving 100's of customers across a variety of
automotive, truck and bus manufacturers to furniture, appliances and HVAC to
other steel service centers.