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News From Parker Steel
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News From Parker Steel
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Welcome Shawn Kaelber, Parker Steel’s Information Technology Manager
IT Manager at Parker Steel
[MAUMEE, OH – September 2017] Parker Steel Company is pleased to announce that Shawn Kaelber has joined the company as IT Manager. In his new role, Shawn is responsible for overseeing and managing Parker Steel’s information technology department including computer and network systems and installation operations, telephone systems optimization, and other related projects. He is a liaison between Parker Steel’s customers, vendors and consultants. As part of the company’s management team, Shawn reports directly to president Jerry Hidalgo and helps shape policies and plans to improve upon current business practices and building a strong future for Parker Steel.
“Shawn has strong hands on experience in computer networking, hardware/software systems, digital and VOIP telephone systems and website management,” said Hidalgo. “His proven track record in his areas of responsibility positions him to be a strong contributor in helping to further improve and build our business.”
Shawn graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Applied Business, Computer Network Administration. Most recently, he spent three years as IT Director at Midwest Packaging Solutions. Prior to that he served 3 years as Shipping Manager, then 8 additional years as IT Director at Bergquist, Inc.
Welcome James Kaufman, Sales Manager
Parker Steel Welcomes
James “Jamie” Kaufman, Sales Manager
[MAUMEE, OH – September 2017]
Parker Steel Company is pleased to annunce that James (Jamie) Kaufman has been appointed Sales Manager of the company’s Maumee, Ohio-based sales operation. He is responsible for developing and executing strategies to build incremental sales for Parker Steel’s metric metal supply business as well as overseeing the efforts of the company’s sales team. In his new role, Kaufman is also a part of Parker Steel’s management team, reporting to president Jerry Hidalgo.
“Jamie’s experience and focus on managing our sales team and deploying initiatives to build additional sales will help us grow moving forward,” said Hidalgo. “Jamie brings 15 years of strong experience in sales and business development, and more than 10 years of sales management.
Kaufman graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Finance and has served in sales and business development and sales management positions at Eleetus, Impact Business Design Group and About Golf, Ltd.
Parker Steel’s Headquarters Moves
The New Home of Parker Steel Company
Parker Steel Moves for the First Time in it’s 60 year History
Leo Goldner founded Parker Steel in 1955. The business began as a steel brokerage company specializing in structural metals such as carbon channel, angel and tees. Leo rented space in the previous location at 4239 Monroe Street. His landlord, allowed him to use the space for free for the first year or so until Leo could make a profit. Leo couldn’t even afford to buy the steel his customers needed, so he purchased the steel using the money he asked for up front from his customers. He would then quickly buy the needed steel and whatever else he could afford and send the purchased items immediately out to the customer. This made business very stressful, trying to keep the customers happy while building his inventory. By 1970 he had a staff of about eight employees, including his son and current owner, Paul Goldner.
In the beginning, Parker Steel sold inch-size material; we did not specialize in metric size metals as we do now. The building had been remodeled only once since 1955, about 20 years later in 1975. In those days, carpet was a popular choice for floor coverings, but at Parker Steel we thought it made an ideal soundproofing material as well. That lovely brown shag carpeting remained on the walls throughout the office from that time forward. As appealing as that sounds, imagine the added delight of the residual cigarette and cigar smoke that plagued everyone’s sinuses even years after smoking was banned in the facility. Obviously, this move to a better-looking (and better smelling) building was a welcomed change for our staff.
The new headquarters at 1625 Indian Wood Circle in Maumee offers our employees and visitors, a bright and airy work and meeting space with rustic beams and wooded views. The building is located in Arrowhead Business Park, which is surrounded by many delightful eateries, shops and parks. The former Parker Steel location was located on a busy street in an eroding area of Toledo. When Leo settled the company there it was a desirable area of town. Sadly, that part of Toledo has been on an economically downward spiral for some time.
As a bonus, it happens that the majority of our staff lives much closer to the new location, and many are using the opportunity to ride their bikes to and from work. A small walking trail and park are near our building, providing a pleasant place for all of us in the business park to walk, run, ride or just simply take in a bit of nature on our breaks. Deer, possum, hedgehogs, squirrels and birds all find refuge in these woodlands. With our building’s expansive views of nature, many of us are able to observe these animals in their home environment right from our desks.
We enjoy having visitors, so please call us if you would like to spend some time here with us. Bring your walking shoes and we’ll go for a stroll.
About Parker Steel Company
Founded in 1955, Parker Steel is the only steel distributor in the United States that stocks exclusively metric dimensional metals. The staff works closely together to fulfill customer orders, ninety-six percent of which ship out the same day.
Ideal for applications where pre-sized metric parts are needed, Parker’s cold drawn rounds, hexagons, squares, and flats; TG&P shafting; chrome-plated shafting; tubing in seamless and welded diameters; welded square and rectangular tubing; round and square telescopic tubing; hydraulic and capillary tubing; threaded rod, cold and hot rolled sheets and plates; shims; tees; angles; channels; beams; and drill rod are available in millimeter sizes. They also stock metric sizes in carbon steel, alloy, stainless steel, and brass aluminum. Plate shearing and production saw cutting services are available when needed.
Inventory includes cold drawn rounds, hexagons, squares, and flats, TG&P shafting, chrome plated shafting, tubing in seamless and welded diameters, welded square and rectangular tubing, round and square telescopic tubing, hydraulic tubing, capillary tubing, threaded rod, cold and hot rolled sheets and plates, shims, tees, angles, channels, beams, and drill rod in carbon steel, alloy, stainless steel, brass, aluminum, titanium, tool, and nickel alloy. In addition to its Maumee, Ohio-based headquarters, the company maintains two warehouses in nearby Toledo and has a customer service line dedicated solely to Spanish-speaking customers.
Parker Steel is ISO 9001:2015 and CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) certified.
Metric Metal from Parker Steel Company Used in Energy Industry Applications
Energy Industry Metal Supplier
Supplying Metals to Energy Industries
ISO 9001 Certified
Parker Steel Company offers the largest supply of metric-sized metals in North America. Chrome-finished and chrome-plated parts offer corrosion-resistance to 200 hours in salt spray testing to ISO 9227 specifications with a rating of nine. The high-strength and exceptional corrosion-resistance make them suitable for the energy industry. They can be used in wind turbine, infrastructure, offshore platform equipment, earth moving equipment, cranes, forklifts, etc., in nuclear, wind, electrical, and natural gas power applications. Parker Steel offers Special packaging for nuclear power customers requiring stainless steel parts to prevent cross contamination with those made from carbon steel.
Inventory includes cold drawn rounds, hexagons, squares, and flats, TG&P shafting, chrome plated shafting, tubing in seamless and welded diameters. They also offer welded square and rectangular tubing, round and square telescopic, hydraulic tubing and capillary tubing. Threaded rod, cold and hot rolled sheets and plates, shims, tees, angles, channels, beams, and drill rod as well. They sell a huge variety of materials such as carbon steel, alloy, stainless steel, brass, aluminum, tool, and nickel alloy.
Parker Steel Company was Founded in 1955, Parker Steel is the only steel distributor in the United States that stocks exclusively metric dimensional metals. Parker Steel is ISO 9001 and CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) certified. 96 percent of all orders are shipped the same day from the company’s Toledo-based warehouses. In addition to its Maumee, Ohio based headquarters, the company maintains two warehouses in nearby Toledo and has a customer service line dedicated solely to Spanish-speaking customers.