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At Metro Steel USA, our unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction forms the very core of our mission. With an unrelenting commitment to excellence, we continually strive to deliver high-quality components and products with unwavering punctuality, all with the express aim of ensuring the utmost satisfaction of our valued customers. Quality is not just a mere consideration; it is an integral part of our organizational philosophy, woven into the fabric of our operations. Our management team stands as a paragon of dedication, resolutely focused on the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement in both our products and services. This pursuit is guided and fortified by a comprehensive framework of risk management and change management policies and procedures, ensuring that we remain agile and responsive in an ever-evolving marketplace.

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Metro Steel USA Legacy

The Metro Steel USA legacy is one steeped in tradition, spanning three generations of ownership and a century of dedicated service to the great state of Florida. Our story began in 1914, when Charles Shepherd relocated to Leesburg, Florida, and laid the cornerstone of our family-owned business. In 1920, the foundation for what would eventually become Leesburg Welding was established under his skilled stewardship, with Charles personally overseeing the welding and machine shop’s daily operations. This commitment to craftsmanship and dedication continued unabated until Charles’ passing in 1952.

In a seamless transition, his son, affectionately known as “Bee” Shepherd II, assumed the mantle of leadership. In this role, he not only honored his father’s legacy but also expanded upon it, ensuring the continuity of the family business until his own passing in 2006.

Building upon this foundation, the next generation of leadership took shape as Charles “Chuck” Shepherd, son of Bee Shepherd II, founded Metro Steel and Pipe Supply, Inc. in 1974. Located adjacent to Leesburg Welding, this expansion marked a significant milestone in the history of our enterprise. With a 35,000-square-foot facility, Chuck established a steel warehouse and distribution business that catered to a diverse range of industries throughout central Florida. To enhance operational efficiency and meet the specific needs of our clientele, he invested in cutting-edge equipment for value-added processing of raw materials, including cutting, shearing, bending, and rolling of steel products.


Metro Steel USA Today

As we fast forward to the present, the ownership of Metro Steel has been in the capable hands of Bryan Shepherd since 2001. Under his guidance, the company has experienced remarkable growth in both size and capabilities. The integration of advanced CNC technology, such as Laser, Plasma, Press Brakes, Machining, and more, has further expanded our ability to provide value-added processing solutions. Located in Tavares, Florida, Metro Steel USA now stands as a formidable presence with a sprawling 200,000-square-foot facility.

Our enduring journey is a testament to the principles of quality, integrity, and customer satisfaction that have been the bedrock of our organization for more than a century. The Metro Steel USA family remains inspired by our rich heritage, propelling us to continually innovate, excel, and elevate the standards of our products and services in pursuit of excellence.