About UPG

We form lasting partnerships.

We areĀ a privately held operator of diversified industrial companies. Our success continues to be driven from within, starting with our dedicated employees who operate with a sense of urgency, commitment to customers and flexibility to do what is right. With 25 locations throughout North America, our operations continue to grow with the intention of building a business based on culture, respect and growth. Founded by two families with multi-generational experience in various industries, we pride ourselves on having a long-term approach to business, entrepreneurial spirit and excellent teams that represent our family of companies.

 

The Evolution of UPG

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2014

  • Union Partners founded
  • Chicago Steel acquired

2015

  • Mapes & Sprowl, Cortran, JIT Steel Service, & JIT Steel Transport acquired
  • Opus Metals founded
  • Lee Steel acquired
  • Continental Metals acquired

2016

  • Berg Steel acquired
  • Gibraltar, Michigan expansion

2018

  • Lamination Specialties acquired
  • Maksteel acquired
  • Contractors Steel acquired
  • Lee Steel, Berg Steel, Opus Metals, & JIT Steel join Maksteel
  • Xcel Steel Pickling acquired; renamed Maksteel Processing

2019

  • Union Partners rebrands as UPG
  • National Metalwares acquired
  • LexWest acquired, renamed Maksteel
  • Metalex/Morton Global acquired

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