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1420 Kensington Road

Suite 220

Oak Brook, IL 60523

United States

Phone: 847-455-7111


A.M. Castle & Co. operates as a specialty metals distribution company that provides a range of products and value-added processing and supply chain services to an array of customers worldwide. The company's metals customers are principally within the producer 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, power generation, mining, heavy industrial equipment, manufacturing and oil and gas for metals and automotive, marine, office furniture and fixtures, safety products, life sciences applications, transportation and general manufacturing industries for plastics. As of December 31, 2015, the company operates out of 24 metals service centers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia and 17 plastics service centers located in the United States. Its 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 engineered specialty grades and alloys of metals, as well as providing specialized processing services designed to meet very 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. This segment also performs various specialized fabrications for its customers through pre-qualified subcontractors that thermally process, turn, polish, cut-to-length and straighten alloy and carbon bar. The company’s customer base is well diversified and includes various Fortune 500 companies, as well as various medium and smaller sized firms. Its network of locations provides same or next-day delivery to majority of the segment’s markets, and two-day delivery to all of the remaining markets. Plastics This segment consists exclusively 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 diverse 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 throughout the upper northeast and midwest regions of the U.S. and one facility in Florida 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, headquartered in Melrose Park, Illinois. History A. M. Castle & Co. was founded in 1890.


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