O’Neal Industries Merges Four Affiliates to Form Integrated High Performance Metals Company

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (January 2, 2017) — O’Neal Industries (ONI) is pleased to announce the merger and operations integration of four affiliates: Aerodyne Alloys, Plus Ten Stainless, United Performance Metals and Vulcanium Metals International, to form one high performance metals company, United Performance Metals (UPM).

“The integration of these four high performance metals companies creates a scenario that is not only consistent with our long-term strategic vision, but more importantly places us in a better position to service a larger portion of our customers’ requirements,” says Chairman of ONI Craft O’Neal.

As a result of the merger and operations integration, UPM’s inventory will include stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, Prodec®, nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, cobalt chrome moly, titanium, aluminum and alloy steel in coil, sheet, strip, plate, bar and near net shapes. The newly formed high performance metals company serves a broad range of customers in industries including, but not limited to: aerospace, fastener, medical, power generation, oil and gas, and semi-conductors among others.

“We are committed to long-term success for the customers and markets we serve,” says UPM President Tom Kennard. “The merger of our companies allows us to offer a broader range of products and services through integrated sales and operations, providing quality solutions to each customer we serve.”

UPM uses proprietary FIRSTCUT+® Processing Services that include cut-to-length, leveling, slitting, edging, chamfering & facing, shearing, laser cutting, laser gauge measurement, water jet cutting, plasma cutting, sawing, precision cold saw cutting, precision blanks, first stage machining, heat treating, ultra-sonic testing, boring, trepanning, and deburring.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, UPM has facilities in: Oakland, California; Los Angeles, California; Hartford, Connecticut; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Greenville, South Carolina; Houston, Texas; with international facilities in Singapore, Hungary, and Northern Ireland.


About O’Neal Industries

O’Neal Industries (ONI) is the largest family-owned group of metals service centers in the United States. Composed of six leading brands and generating sales of approximately $2.1 billion in 2016, ONI is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 80 specialized facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.onealind.com.


About United Performance Metals

United Performance Metals (UPM), an O’Neal Industries affiliate company, is a global distributor of high-performance specialty metals.  UPM’s full line of high-strength, high temperature, and corrosion resistant materials coupled with FIRSTCUT+® processing services provides quality solutions which support a variety of industries including aerospace, fastener, medical, power generation, oil and gas, semiconductor and many others.  This ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 C registered company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and maintains 10 service centers worldwide.  For more information, visit www.upmet.com.