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The Steel Warehouse Company

Nate Lerman, father and grandfather of the company's current leadership, founded Steel Warehouse in 1947 as a small sheet shearing and trading company. The opportunity to service major local manufacturers shifted the firms resources and priorities to processing steel coils for Bendix, Studebaker, Oliver, and other area industrialists.

Today, Steel Warehouse services customers from over 10 locations providing them with the same attention to detail and high standards of service.  It's our culture.


In 1947, Steel Warehouse began in a small rented building with a used shear, rented lift truck, lots of manual labor and a plan to liquidate steel from a toy building venture. Shortly thereafter, other opportunities seized by company founder and president Nate Lerman set Steel Warehouse on a path of growth, innovation and industry leadership.

Since then, growth of the company has been steady, if not at times explosive. At first, there was just a handful of employees. Today, there are over 600 members of the Steel Warehouse family.

Originally, we serviced customers within a small radius of South Bend. Now, we ship material throughout most of the country from South Bend - the site of our earliest beginnings - and our network branch facilities.

Yes, we've grown with the times and with industry opportunities and trends. But, above all, we hope we've grown with you by building and delivering the resources that meet your needs.

We welcome you to Steel Warehouse, especially if we are meeting for the first time. Come and see us in person. And for those who already know us, thank you for the opportunity to work with you.

Responsive. Yes, that's our commitment to you.

David Lerman
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Lerman
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