JDM Steel is a leading Illinois steel service center
EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE from
   EXPERIENCED STEEL PROFESSIONALS
CHICAGO  •  FORT WAYNE  •  HOUSTON  •  COLUMBUS, MS
STEEL SALES
TOLL PROCESSING
             
             
                      Northern Industries logo          
1969      
           Northern Industries, Inc. established as a
         bar and structural secondary steel broker.
         
      1973    Northern leases 50,000 ft2 warehouse
   in Crestwood, Illinois.
Northern Industries 1982            
  Bar sawing added.
  Four expansions grow
  facility to 165,000 ft2.
1978
to
1984
     
    our first cut to length line
   Installs first CTL line,
   0.375" x 72", plus
    first Slitter.
      1985  
Northern becomes an 'All Prime' steel supplier.   1986      
   
   Installs 0.500"x 96"
   CTL line with two
   hydraulic levelers.
heavy duty cut-to-length
      1993
twin corrective levelers by herr voss
  Adds two corrective
  levelers to the original
  0.375" x 72" CTL line.
1995      
       
   4 High Temper Mill,
   is added to the
   0.500"x 96" CTL line.
4-high temper mill
      1996
         
JDM steel logo   Rich Merlo buys shares,
  becomes sole owner.
  Names firm JDM Steel.
         Relocates to Chicago
   Heights. Upgrades
   0.375" x 72" CTL line.
 
RBI added grip feed to our CTL
2005
     
           
USA's first SCS coil line   Installs first SCS Coil-
  to-Coil line in USA, for
  hot roll to 0.250" x 72".
2008    JDM Steel opens Houston, Texas sales office.
     
    2010    Invests in Southeast
   processing center to
   expand service reach.
Mississippi Steel processing
       
Brushed P&O is a JDM Steel specialty
  "Brushed P&O" created
  to improve surface and
  shape of HRPO coils.
 
2011    Opens Southeast sales office in Columbus, MS.

   RBI Stretcher Leveler
   for 0.375" x 72" CTL
   adds "ultra flatness."
our new stretcher leveler
   
  2012
Opens Fort Wayne, IN sales office.   2013