American Metals Corporation

American Metals Corporation was founded in 1944 as American Sheet Metal by the Hedinger Family. The company began as a fabricator specializing in custom fabrication as well as large projects involving complicated field work and installation. In later years, the company concentrated its efforts in the area of steel sales, becoming a premier service center.  The steel service centers known as American Steel were located in Kent, Washington; Portland, Eugene, and Medford, Oregon; and Redding, California.  With the acquisition of the Gilmore Steel Service Centers in 1980, the American Steel locations extended into Oakland and Sacramento, California.

In 1993, American Steel was split into two divisions: American Steel, independently owned by Howard Hedinger, and American Metals, which was formed as a joint venture between Howard Hedinger and Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.

In 2009, they merged to form American Metals Corporation and began operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance.

In December 2010, American Metals Corporation acquired Lampros Steel. This acquisition included Lampros Steel Structural and Plate Sales in Portland, Oregon, and LSI Plate in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

In November 2013, American Metals Corporation acquired Haskins Steel Co., Inc., of Spokane, Washington, a carbon steel and aluminum processing center. In August 2016, American Metals Corporation acquired Alaska Steel Company, with locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks & Kenai Alaska.

Lampros Steel

Lampros Steel, Inc. was founded in 1983 by Milt and Marcus Lampros. For over 25 years, Lampros Steel has provided structural steel to the Northwest and beyond. Lampros Steel is one of the first specialty structural steel warehouses in the Northwest, and operates the largest saw shop in the region.

December 2010: American Metals Corporation acquired Lampros Steel and a related interest in LSI Plate & Plate Sales. Lampros Steel is a steel service center company specializing in structural steel shapes with a facility located in Portland, Oregon. LSI Plate is a distributor of carbon steel plate with a location in California. Plate Sales is an excess plate distributor with a location in Portland, Oregon.

Haskins Steel

In 1955, Haskins Steel Co., Inc. was founded by Roy and Connie Haskins. Through years of hard work, it became one of the area’s largest Metal Service Centers serving Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and Northeast Oregon.

Haskins Steel is a steel service center with a competency for burning, shearing, forming, punching, sawing, and distribution of ferrous and nonferrous metals. The company operates under 175,000 square feet of building space and delivers to a 300 mile radius from its Spokane, Washington location.

November 2013: American Metals Corporation acquired Haskins Steel.

Alaska Steel

Founded in 1982 by Dan Nelson, Alaska Steel boasts the largest on-hand inventory in Alaska and offers both same day and next day delivery from its three facilities in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Kenai. The Company provides steel, aluminum, stainless, and specialty metals and related processing services including shearing, sawing, plasma and flame cutting to a variety of customers in diverse industries throughout Alaska including infrastructure, energy, and mining.

Our strong domestic and international mill relationships, coupled with our ability to move material effectively, allows us to provide our customers with a wide range of products competitively. Our seasoned sales staff and purchasing department have years of arctic weather experience and technical knowledge that is required to handle projects in extreme conditions. This, paired with a broad range of inventory, has allowed Alaska Steel to build long-term relationships with customers in the Alaska market.

August 2016: American Metals Corporation acquired Alaska Steel Company.


Corporate Headquarters

Nicole Heater
President and CEO
Paul Worden
Ray Garr
Plate Manager

Regional Team

Maynard Gates
President, CEO Alaska Steel
Anchorage, Fairbanks and Kenai, Ak
Dan Nethaway
General Manager American Metals
W. Sacramento and Fresno, Ca
Dave McCarrell
General Manager Haskins Steel
Spokane, Wa