A. M. Castle & Co. (NYSE:CAS) is a leading provider of metal and plastic products, services, and supply chain solutions. Castle Metals' has been the metals business brand since 1976. We distribute and process alloy, carbon, stainless steel, nickel, aluminum, titanium, cast iron, red metals and plastic.
Operating in locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia, we work with international OEMs to better serve their multi-location production requirements and delivery needs. We also help the thousands of machine shops that service the OEMs or have their own niche end market. We leverage our long-standing metals expertise and focus on processing and other value-added services to meet the unique requirements of industries such as aerospace, defense, oil and gas, power generation and heavy equipment.
By expanding our capabilities and services, Castle Metals is growing to serve the more complex requirements of customers who are outsourcing non-core functions. Our highly regarded H-A Industries, a state-of-the art heat-treat and bar processing facility, provides an extensive range of thermal treating and finishing services. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of value-added processing services for plate, sheet, tubing and bar products from locations throughout our network.
Today, Castle Metals is continuing to expand. Our business has grown in Mexico, Europe and Asia through organic growth and Castle continues to make targeted acquisitions, the latest being Tube Supply, Inc., in late 2011.
To accommodate this accelerated growth in products, services and customer support, we are continuing to expand and strengthen our infrastructure. This work includes wider processing capability, broader inventory, enhanced systems, and using continuous improvement techniques across the company.
Most importantly, Castle continues to focus on developing the strongest service team in our industry. We are committed to developing our people to ensure that we have the right talent, with the capabilities and experience needed, to provide our customers with best-in-class service and support.