About UPG

UPG carries Steel Beams At UPG, we are Stronger Together

We form lasting partnerships.

UPG Enterprises is 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 22 locations across 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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  • Union Partners founded
  • Chicago Steel acquired

UPG Founders


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


  • Berg Steel acquired
  • Gibraltar, Michigan expansion


  • 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


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


  • Lexington Steel Corp and Douglass Logistics acquired
  • Borrmann Metals acquired


  • Orchid Monroe acquired

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