Metals USA is a provider of processed carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, red metals and manufactured metal components. On April 12, 2013, we were acquired by Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company ("Reliance"). Reliance is the largest metal service center company in North America and a leading provider of value-added metal processing and inventory management services.
Our national network of service center facilities is strategically located in close proximity to our suppliers and customers in key geographic end markets. This geographically diverse network allows us to work closely with our customers to facilitate efficient and cost effective inventory management. We offer a wide range of value-added metal processing services. These value added services, which include cutting, sawing, punching, shot blasting, surface grinding and drilling allow us to deliver metal to our customers with intermediate processing already done.
We operate in three groups: Plates and Shapes Group, Flat Rolled and Non-Ferrous Group and Building Products Group. The Plates and Shapes Group processes and sells steel plates and structural beams, bars, angles and tubes through 19 full line metal service centers located primarily in the southern and eastern regions of the United States. The Flat Rolled and Non-Ferrous Group processes and sells flat rolled carbon and stainless steel, aluminum, brass and copper in a number of alloy grades and sizes through 28 metal service centers located primarily in the mid-western and southern regions of the United States. The Building Products Group manufactures and sells roofing and patio products.
Our Plates and Shapes Group and Flat Rolled and Non-Ferrous Group customers are in the land and marine transportation, energy, aerospace, defense, electrical and appliance manufacturing, fabrication, furniture, commercial construction, and machinery and equipment industries. Our Building Products Group customers are primarily distributors and contractors engaged in the residential remodeling industry.
In June 2010, we acquired J. Rubin & Co. ("J. Rubin"), a metal service center business whose product range includes carbon steel bars, carbon plate and laser-cut flat-rolled products. J Rubin operates four facilities in the upper mid-west region of the United States servicing a diverse range of end markets.
In December 2010, we completed the acquisition of Ohio River Metal Services ("ORMS"), located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. ORMS operates a flat rolled metal service center that provides metal products and processing services to customers throughout the Ohio Valley.
In March 2011, we acquired The Richardson Trident Company ("Trident"), a metal service center business with fabricating capabilities designed to service the oil and gas industry. Trident operates eight facilities primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, providing a broad range of metals and processing services with a product mix that emphasizes aluminum, stainless steel, and nickel.
In March 2012, we acquired Gregor Technologies ("Gregor"), located in Torrington, Connecticut. Gregor provides custom-crafted parts and assemblies to original equipment manufacturers in several end markets.