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E M I C H A T H A M S T E E L C O R P. SUMMER 2012 Keeping Its Promises Chatham Steel Corp. of Savannah, Ga., says it has earned a reputation for high customer service and satisfaction. [ BY ALAN DORICH ] Chatham Steel Corp. provides structural shapes,. plates and sheets, rolled bars, pipes and tubing.. Some firms are not always completely open with their clients, but Chatham Steel Corp. succeeds by going in the opposite direction. The firm has built its business by being honest and forthcoming, President Bert Tenenbaum says. “We say what we will do and we do it,” he declares. “We don’t promise something we can’t do.” The Savannah, Ga.-based firm provides structural shapes, plates and sheets, hot and cold rolled bars, pipes and tubing. Founder Samuel Tenenbaum started the company in 1915 as a scrap metal firm. Throughout the years, it grew by branching off into different directions, Bert Tenenbaum says. “After World War II, [my family] determined there was an opportunity to sell new steel products.” In the late 1960s through the ‘80s, the company began to expand its distribution operations to include locations in Colum- Ohio. In 1998, the firm became a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum bia, S.C.; Durham, N.C.; Orlando, Fla.; Co., a metals service center with more Birmingham, Ala.; and in 2011, Ironton, than 200 locations around the world. One aspect that made the acquisition PROFILE attractive to Chatham Steel, Tenenbaum Chatham Steel Corp.. says, was that Reliance had no desire to Headquarters: Savannah, Ga. | Employees: change the way it ran its business. “To Approximately 300 | Products: Steel plates and this day, Chatham runs under the origisheets, hot and cold rolled bars, structural tubnal Chatham Steel name and with some ing and pipe, and structural shapes including of the original management in place,” he wide flange beams and I-beams says. “Reliance has stayed true to their • Savannah, Ga. “[Customers] can trust us to make sure they’re going to get what they ordered, when they order it.” // BERT TENENBAUM, president word and has provided Chatham and its customers access to products and services from Reliance’s vast network of service centers and subsidiaries.” Chatham Steel’s staff of approximately 300 workers strives to provide quality customer service. “We have built a reputation around that,” Tenenbaum says. “When [our customers] place an order with us, they can trust us to make sure they’re going to get what they ordered, when they order it.” 252

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Energy & Mining International - Summer 2012
Wind Financing
Latin American Energy
Mining Developments
Wabash Mfg. Inc.
Mega Precious Metals
Iron Ore Company of Canada
Rainy River Resources Ltd.
Canada Energy
Gear Energy
Manitok Energy Inc.
Chieftain Metals
IC Potash
Nyrstar Langlois Mine
Phoenix Technology Services Inc.
Waycon Manufacturing Ltd.
Tuscany International Drilling
Latin America Focus
Canacol Energy
Orosur Mining
Lithium One Inc.
Cabo Drilling (Panama) Corp.
Continental Gold Ltd.
Guyana Oil Co. Ltd.
Batero Gold Corp.
The Williston Basin
Primary Petroleum
Sanjel Corp.
Summit Energy Services
Kengor Metals LLC
Stone Energy
Holloway Pipe
McFarren Group – Appalachian Transload Services
Trumbull Corp.
De-Cal Mechanical
Buck’s Fabricating
ITI Trailers & Truck Bodies
Hamilton Machine/ ValTek Industries
Rodenberg Diversified LLC
Mazzella Lifting Technologies
Independence Excavating
Magna-Solutions LLC
Blackhawk Specialty Tools LLC
MinExpo 2012
Rail-Veyor Technologies
STW Technic
RAM Enterprise
Miner Elastomer Products Corp.
McElroy Manufacturing
REICHdrill Inc.
Gunnebo Johnson Corp.
The Timken Co.
K/M Specialty Pumps & Systems Inc.
Schroeder Industries
The Reinforced Earth Co.
Geoprobe Systems®
Sumitomo Pogo Mine LLC – Pogo Mine
Power Service Inc.
National Pump Co.
Peak Oilfield Service Co.
TonaTec Exploration
Xtreme Oil & Gas Inc.
White Tiger Gold
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
Lydford Mining Co.
MFM Industries Inc.
Crescent Companies
Tri State Tank
Aquila Resources
Armstrong Coal
EnerJex Resources Inc.
Sanchez Energy Corp.
Chatham Steel Corp.
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