A. M. Castle & Co. operates as a specialty metals and plastics distribution company worldwide. The company provides a range of products and value-added processing and supply chain services to a range of customers. The company's metals customers are principally within the producer durable equipment, oil and gas, aerospace, heavy industrial equipment, industrial goods, and construction equipment sectors of the global economy; and its plastics customers are primarily in the retail, marine, and automotive sectors. Particular focus is placed on the aerospace, oil and gas, power generation, mining, heavy industrial equipment and manufacturing for metals and automotive, marine, office furniture and fixtures, safety products, life sciences applications, transportation, and general manufacturing industries for plastics. The company operates out of 29 metals service centers located throughout North America (24), Europe (3), and Asia (2); and 18 plastics service centers located in the United States. The company’s service centers hold inventory and process and distribute products to both local and export markets. Segments The company operates through two segments, Metals and Plastics. Metals This segment focuses on distributing specialty grades and alloys of metals, as well as providing specialized processing services designed to meet precise specifications. Core products include alloy, aluminum, nickel, stainless steel, carbon, and titanium. Inventories of these products assume various forms, such as plate, sheet, extrusions, round bar, hexagon bar, square and flat bar, tubing, and coil. The company’s customer base includes various Fortune 500 companies, as well as various medium and smaller sized firms. Plastics This segment consists of a wholly-owned subsidiary that operates as Total Plastics, Inc. (TPI) and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. This segment stocks and distributes various plastics in forms that include plate, rod, tube, clear sheet, tape, gaskets and fittings. Processing activities within this segment include cut-to-length, cut-to-shape, bending and forming according to customer specifications. This segment’s customer base consists of companies in the retail (point-of-purchase), automotive, marine, office furniture and fixtures, safety products, life sciences applications, and general manufacturing industries. TPI has locations in the upper northeast, southeast and midwest regions of the U.S. from which it services various users of industrial plastics. Joint Venture The company holds a 50% joint venture interest in Kreher Steel Company, LLC, a national distributor and processor of carbon and alloy steel bar products. History A. M. Castle & Co. was founded in 1890.
castle (a.m.) & co (CAS:New York)
1420 Kensington Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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