Saginaw Pipe Company is one of the steel and pipe industry's leading steel service centers. We have a 35 year history rich in growth and accomplishment.To strengthen and continue that tradition, our focus is on our primary asset: our customers. Our foundation is built on the foundation of excellent service and accessible, reliable expertise. That's why so many of our original customers are still with us. We are a major solution source of steel pipe, steel I beams, wide flange beams, structural steel square and rectangular tubing, and plate, offering special-order and cut-to-length services, and specialty fabrication back-up. We also have the Southeast's largest inventory of square and rectangular tubing and structural steel beams on a single site. Make Saginaw Pipe your one-stop source for good prices, quality workmanship and unmatched service in all of your steel needs.
Started by the late E. E. “Pete” Raughley and his wife Caroline, Saginaw had its start as a humble two-bedroom farm house on just under 3 acres of land in 1983. Pete’s dream was to start a company that focused on family, hard work, and customer service. Besides his work at Saginaw Pipe, Pete always found time for civic organizations, serving for many years on the boards of Shelby County Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch, the Shelby County Medical Center, the Lion’s Club, and the Shelby County Industrial Development Board.
Saginaw started its rich history with less than 10 employees and a pipe inventory valued at around $175,000. The two-bedroom farm house served as Saginaw’s first office surrounded by a handful of acres of steel pipe.
As Saginaw continued to grow, so did its steel offerings. In 1995, we started carrying a full line of square and rectangular tubing. Since then, our stock tonnage of tubing has increased by an incredible 11,000% going from a mere 900 tons to now stocking more than 12,000 tons. Two years later, Saginaw added a new 25,000 square foot tubing building to house its growing stock.
In 1996, Pete Raughley named Howard Wise as Saginaw’s Chief Executive Officer/Chairman. Howard began his tenure at Saginaw as a salesman and sales manager before being name CEO. Howard, along with his wife Emily, have spearheaded much of the growth Saginaw has seen since its beginning including expansions of facilities, product lines, business practices and more.
Once again, Saginaw expanded its steel offerings in 1998 by beginning to stock wide flange beams. Our beam line has grown over the years and is currently our largest and top grossing product line.
Over the years, our yard isn’t the only thing that’s grown. In 2000, a new sales wing was added onto our main office with the help of the salesmen themselves. The sixteen-office expansion project gave our salesforce the space needed to continue providing our customers with the excellent service they’ve come to expect.
To keep up with industry demands, Saginaw proudly introduced its newest product line, Structurals, in 2001. The new additions to Saginaw’s stock included Angles, Channels, Flat Bars, I-Beams, Steel plate, UM Plate, Floor Plate, Bar Grating, Expanded Metal, and Hot Rolled Squares and Rounds.
In 2005, Saginaw opened a new Operations Center to make the make the loading and unloading process better than ever. With additional office space and more staging area for trucks, this new addition has been vital to Saginaw’s growth and efficiency when it comes to getting steel to our customers in the quickest and easiest way possible.
As beam sales grew, so did our beam yard in 2008. In our biggest yard expansion ever, Saginaw extended its beam yard by a whopping 25 acres to accommodate our customers’ growing needs.
By 2010, Saginaw had grown from a farmhouse on 3 acres of land to nearly 150 acres of steel. It boasts a main office, operations center, two tube buildings, and an on-premise fabrication shop to meet any and all of our customers’ needs.
In 2018, Saginaw has once again kept with Pete Raughley’s vision of a family business as Chase Wise was named the company’s new President. Wise started in sales in 2007, and later transitioned into management. He holds a BA in History from Birmingham-Southern and is also an Alumnus of Harvard Business School PLDA.
Saginaw Pipe Company is one of the steel and pipe industry's leading steel service centers. We have a 35 year history rich in growth and accomplishment. To strengthen and continue that tradition, our focus is on our primary asset: our customers. Make Saginaw Pipe your one-stop source for good prices, quality workmanship and unmatched service in all of your steel needs.