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Seaport Steel Acquires Oregon Metal Services

Written by Tim Triplett

Seaport Steel, a Varsteel Company headquartered in Seattle, Wash., has acquired Oregon Metal Services in Portland. The OMS acquisition continues Varsteel’s U.S. expansion through its Seaport Steel subsidiary.

newsSeaport Steel now offers a comprehensive range of flat-rolled and discrete plate, structural, tube and bar products along with processing services and support. It is fulfilling a strategic growth objective by establishing coil cut-to-length capabilities, while expanding laser processing and forming services.

“The Seaport team is excited to join forces with OMS, improving our customer value offering through additional products and steel services,” said Rory James, COO of Seaport Steel.

Stanley Walker, VP of OMS, will continue to lead day-to-day operations and will be joined by his existing management team. “We are thrilled to be joining the Seaport Steel team, taking what we’ve built at OMS to the next level and reaching customers in new ways,” said Walker.

Founded in 1956, OMS is a flat rolled service center, offering coil cut-to-length, slitting, laser and forming services to the West Coast and Mountain West regions. OMS’s 60 employees operate 160,000 square feet within two facilities including rail spurs and a dedicated fleet of delivery trucks.

Seaport Steel is a full-line steel service center offering a variety of carbon steel and specialty metals. Operating its own truck fleet, the company delivers throughout the states of Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana and the Mountain West. Seaport operates over 250,000 square feet of indoor facilities on 40 acres, with over 145 employees.

Varsteel Ltd. is a major steel and pipe service center and metal processor with over 30 locations in Western Canada and the United States, headquartered in Lethbridge, Alberta.

By Tim Triplett,

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