Uddeholm Shaping the world

    95 years USA anniversary

     

    95 years ago, on June 16th 1925, Uddeholm commenced business in the United States. Below is some information you may find interesting to read, to learn more about our sales company in the USA

     

    Name changes over the years

    06/16/1925 – UDDEHOLM COMPANY OF AMERICA, INC.

    06/02/1965 – UDDEHOLM STEEL CORPORATION

    01/22/1980 – UDDEHOLM CORPORATION

    03/30/1993 – BOHLER-UDDEHOLM CORPORATION

    03/23/2018 – VOESTALPINE HIGH PERFORMANCE METALS CORPORATION

     

    Historical milestones

    • June 16th, 1925 – The company’s first operation in United States was established June 16th, 1925, when Uddeholm opened a facility in New York, main office was located in Manhattan at the 30th floor (155 E 44th street) a couple of blocks from Grand Central Station, the main warehouse in Long Island City, New York.
    • Spring 1965 -, the company moved away from the central Manhattan to Totowa, near Paterson, New Jersey. To a 40,000 square feet warehouse and a 12,000 square feet office. When they sold that building in 1988, they made a 3.5M dollar profit – not a bad deal!
    • 1988 – Uddeholm moved in 1988 to Illinois; they established a warehouse in Itasca and a head office in Rolling Meadows both outside Chicago.  Donna Chambers is today the only person within the group that worked in the Rolling Meadows “ Ivory Tower”.
    • 2008 – Year 2008 the grand opening of the state-of-the-art Elgin facility , with the goal in mind;  “To design and build an efficient World Class Service Center which allows Bohler-Uddeholm to service our customers in hours, not days!”
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