Who are we, and what do we do?
Back at the end of the last century, in the year 1998, a couple of guys in Seattle teamed up to unite one guy’s shed, crammed full of metals, with the other guy’s interest in building websites. Wielding these two dubious assets, the team was able to put together an eCommerce website offering cut-to-size metals to the world! Thus, OnlineMetals.com was born.
Within a couple of years the demand for OnlineMetals’ service grew enough to require a move to a bona-fide warehouse facility, complete with commercial saws, shipping facilities and a fulfillment team. Within three years, we outgrew that facility and moved yet again to an even larger space near Seattle’s Ballard Bridge. Here we installed more resources, like actual industrial forklifts, and a dedicated customer service team.
Providing high quality materials, with zero minimums, to the diverse range of customers who find our online shop is the only reason we’re here. Over the years we’ve been lucky to work with individuals from all sorts of businesses. Everyone from NASA to the eccentric neighborhood contraption builder has come to us for help. And that’s just the way we like it!