October 10, 2006
O'Neal Steel, Birmingham, Ala., has purchased Ohio-based Ferguson Metals, a supplier and processor of specialty metals and high-temperature alloys.
Founded in 1982 as Aerospace Alloys, Ferguson's business has been niche-oriented, having served the aerospace industry with specialty stainless steel and heat-resistant alloys. Now, in addition to aerospace, the company serves manufacturers in the automotive, medical, chemical, petrochemical, food service, and electrical industries. The company now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of O'Neal Steel.
The O'Neal family of companies includes Metalwest, Aerodyne Alloys, Leeco Steel, TW Metals, Timberline Steel, and Ferguson Metals.