Heidtman at-a-Glance

  • Established 1954
  • Incorporated 1962 (Ohio)
  • Production facilities: Over 2 million square feet  
  • Annual processing/distribution capacity: Over 5 million tons
  • Processing facilities: 10 with affiliates
  • Regional sales offices: 5
  • ISO/TS-16949, ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 Certified


About Heidtman Steel


To provide innovative steel solutions to our customers and a fair return on investment to our stakeholders. We are a customer driven, value and growth oriented company. We utilize our employees’ talents, strong supplier relationships, world class manufacturing techniques and quality assurance procedures to process, package and distribute flat rolled steel products. It is our goal to provide outstanding products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations. We are committed to providing a safe and environmentally conscious workplace with a culture conducive to continual improvement and ongoing advancement for our employees.



Heidtman Steel Leveling ProcessHeidtman Steel was formed in 1954 by Fredrick William Heidtman. The small, family-owned operation offered only leveling and shearing services when it was incorporated in 1962.


Over the next few decades the Ohio-based company gradually expanded its capabilities, investing in equipment and acquiring or building additional service center facilities in the nation’s leading industrial centers.


Steel slitting equipment came first, in 1971. In the mid ‘70s, the automotive industry began seeking ways to reduce weight and increase fuel efficiency. Heidtman responded by pioneering the marketing of high strength low alloy sheet steels in the service center industry.  Its sophisticated equipment, application expertise, and an ability to supply the most difficult high strength steel applications helped set Heidtman apart from the rest of the service center industry.


In 1979, the company completed a major expansion as a flat rolled steel service center by constructing its first continuous hydrochloric pickling facility in Erie, Michigan. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, Heidtman dramatically expanded the size and scope of its operations. Today the company operates facilities within Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio, serving 100's of customers across a variety of industries from automotive, truck and bus manufacturers to furniture, appliances and HVAC to other steel service centers.