Reliance Steel and Aluminum was organized as a California corporation on February 3, 1939. The Company operates as a metals service center company in North America. Its network of metals service centers operates in approximately more than 290 locations in 39 states in the U.S. and in ten other countries; Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, the U.A.E. and the United Kingdom. Through this network, Company provides metals processing services and distribute a full line of more than 100,000 metal products, including alloy, aluminum, brass, copper, carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium and specialty steel products, to more than 125,000 customers in a broad range of industries. The Company delivers products from facilities located across the United States and Canada, and have grown international presence selectively to support the globalization of customers, giving broad product, customer and geographic diversification. The Company's primary business strategy is to enhance its operating results through organic growth activities and strategic acquisitions to enhance product, customer and geographic diversification. The Company focuses on improving the operating performance at acquired locations by integrating them into operational model and providing access to capital and human resources needed for growth that lacked. The Company purchases its inventory from the major domestic metals mills. Its suppliers includes; ArcelorMittal, California Steel Industries, Inc., Evraz NA, Gerdau, Nucor Corporation, Steel Dynamics, Inc., SSAB and United States Steel Corporation, AK Steel, Allegheny Technologies, The Timken Company, Gerdau, and Nucor Corporation. It also distributes for aluminum companies, including Alcoa Inc., Aleris International, Inc., Constellium Global ATI, Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Novelis Inc. and Sapa Group. The Company's customers are in general manufacturing, non-residential construction, transportation, rail, truck trailer and shipbuilding, aerospace, energy, electronics and semiconductor fabrication and related industries. It also services the auto industry, primarily through its toll processing operations. The metals distribution industry is highly fragmented and competitive, and its competitors are smaller than it, but it still faces strong competition from other national, regional and local independent metals distributors and the producers. The Company's metals service centers are subject to many foreign, federal, state and local requirements to protect the environment, including hazardous waste disposal and underground storage tank regulations.