O’Neal Steel announced today the expansion of its footprint with the opening of a new metal distribution center in St. Joseph, MO. The new facility, which will begin operations on June 1, 2020, is comprised of 64,000 square feet of warehouse space.
Gov. Mike Parson talked about this in his briefing from Jefferson City today and called it positive news.
“This announcement shows that even in the midst of COVID-19 there are still good things happening and Missouri is still a top location for businesses,” he said.
He discussed how economic development was busy in the state prior to COVID-19.
“There’s no reason we can’t pick up where we left off,” he said.
The facility will be located at 22nd Street and Southwest Parkway.
“We are thrilled about our expansion into the St. Joseph market. This new facility opening aligns with growing demand in the area, and we are extremely well positioned to support that demand,” said Stephen Armstrong, President and CEO, O’Neal Steel. “This opening is another step toward our company’s long-term growth strategy and directly reflects our recent market share growth in the metal service center industry.”
While the St. Joseph warehouse will be initially serving one large strategic partner in the area, O’Neal Steel plans to offer wholesale metal distribution – along with select processing capabilities – throughout the market in the very near future.
“We are pleased to welcome another outstanding company to St. Joseph, particularly with the reputation of O’Neal Steel. We look forward to their continued growth and their involvement in the community,” said R. Patt Lilly, President and CEO, St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce.
The new facility will initially employ up to eight employees and will be running two shifts, five days a week.
“We are proud that O’Neal Steel has chosen St. Joseph for its next distribution facility,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “O’Neal Steel’s expansion to Missouri will support multiple industries statewide and show that our state remains a prime location for leading companies.”
About O’Neal Steel
O’Neal Steel, an O’Neal Industries affiliate, supplies a wide range of carbon and alloy steel, stainless steel, and aluminum products for companies nationwide. Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, O’Neal Steel has 19 strategically located distribution centers throughout the country that offer inventory and value-added processing capabilities tailored to market needs, all while providing high levels of customer service. O’Neal Steel’s industry leading online platform, PRONTO®, provides continuous access to inventory, pricing, ordering, and account management. For more information, visit www.onealsteel.com.