Our Company History
Welcome to SPEE-D-METALS!
In 1977, founder Leonard Dannemiller was working as an outside sales person selling steel. He said customers would ask for small pieces of metal because they did not need a whole bar for their jobs. Unfortunately the steel companies charged a lot for this service. So Lenny also known as “Speedy” founded Spee-D-Metals with the “buy only what you need concept” which revolutionized the metal distribution industry. Spee-D-Metals could provide blanks that were not only custom size but also ground to a tolerance, turned to specifications, or rough milled. This allowed the hobbyist /machine shop worker to do more himself because he could now buy his metal or steel cut to size.
Today Spee-D-Metals is in a 30,000 square foot building with over 10,000 items on our floor. We carry various grades of aluminum, carbon, alloy, stainless steel, brass, structural items, plate, tool, die and mold steels. We have expanded our services to offer our customer value added services under one roof. We have Blanchard grinding, aluminum plate sawing, shearing for sheet metal items, turning, milling, and large diameter size sawing.