Main Steel / Metals Inc to Consolidate

HOUSTON – August 14, 2013 – Shale-Inland Holdings, LLC. announced today that it will integrate Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc. and Metals Inc to operate as a single organization within their Fabrication & Distribution Services business platform. Both of these company’s core capabilities and expertise lie in the flat products and metals processing businesses. The geographic locations are complementary, with Main Steel operating four locations: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, and Metals Inc also operating four locations: Dallas, Houston, Mobile and Tulsa. The combined companies will be known as Main Steel.

This move will allow the combined businesses to provide its customers with a full range of products as well as unequaled processing or tolling with buffing, cut to length, polishing and slitting capabilities for sheet products combined with the existing value-added plate processing capabilities. The integration is expected to be completed by January 2014.

“Both companies have great reputations and history in the high alloy metals markets,” stated Rick Lundgren, CEO. “The combination of these eight locations provides us a strong national presence and the ability to go to market as a single business.”

About Shale-Inland

Shale-Inland is a leading specialty industrial distributor of pipe, valves, fittings and related products and provider of technical solutions to the energy and industrial sectors. We operate 48 strategically located branches throughout North America in close proximity to our customers and act as a critical link in our customers’ supply chain. We market and sell our products through 12 distinct and targeted brands. For more information, visit

About Main Steel

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc is a North American steel service center that delivers stainless, aluminum and carbon steel products as well as finished parts to its customers. As an important link between steel producers and end users, Main Steel provides supply chain solutions through its network of processing, stamping, and fabricating capabilities nationwide. More information can be found at

About Metals Inc.

Metals, Inc. has been a leading source for stainless steel, aluminum and high nickel alloy plate, sheet, coil, bar, tubing and shapes for over 35 years. Specializing in plate products from 3/16” to 4” thick, it serves a wide variety of industrial markets across the country. More information can be found at

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