Tube City IMS claims a proud heritage of partnership, innovation and integrity dating back more than 88 years. Tube City was founded in 1926 as a scrap iron and metal dealer in McKeesport, PA. At the time, McKeesport was home to the largest pipe and tube mill in the world and nicknamed "The Tube City." So it was only natural to name the company Tube City Iron and Metal. In 1928, the company moved to Glassport, PA, which remains the location of our corporate headquarters.
IMS traces its roots to a company that operated a sand and gravel pit in the Cleveland, OH, area in 1936 and later expanded its operations into slag processing and metal recovery.
In December 2004, Tube City and IMS combined to create Tube City IMS, one of the world's leading outsourced steel services organizations.