Olympic Steel Inc founded in 1954, is incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio. It's a metals service center that operates in two reportable segments; flat products and tubular and pipe products. The Company acquired Chicago Tube and Iron Company, or CTI in the beginning of July 1, 2011. The Company completed an initial public offering in 1994. It provides metals processing and distribution services for its customers. Its primary flat products focus is on the direct sale and distribution of processed carbon, coated, aluminum and stainless flat-rolled sheet, coil and plate products. It sometimes refer to stainless and aluminum as specialty metals. The flat products segment has 24 strategically-located processing and distribution facilities in the United States and one in Monterrey, Mexico. Through its tubular and pipe products segment, the Company distribute metal tubing, pipe, bar, valves and fittings and fabricate pressure parts supplied to various industrial markets. It also performs toll processing of customer-owned metals. The Company sells certain products in various parts of the country, primarily in North, Central and South America. Its principal raw materials are carbon, coated and stainless steel and aluminum, in the forms of pipe and tube, flat rolled sheet, coil and plate that typically purchase from various primary metals producers. It offers business solutions to its customers through value-added and value-engineered services. Its principal markets are its competitive. The Company competes with other regional and national metals service centers, single location service centers and, to a certain degree, metals producers and intermediate metals processors on a regional basis.