Paragon Steel was founded in 1994 as a 50/50 joint venture between Jerry Henry and Steel Dynamics Inc., as the SDI Butler mill started producing flat-rolled steel. Paragon began as a trusted marketing partner for SDI, handling a diverse mix of SDI-produced material. After acting purely as a distributor, Paragon built its first processing plant, on SDl’s campus, in 1996. As the processing business grew, Paragon later acquired a second processing plant on campus and doubled its size in 2004.
The Paragon Difference
In 2016, Jerry Henry acquired SDI’s interest in Paragon with a focus on expansion and growth in both sales and toll processing. Today, Paragon has two ISO 9001-2015 certified processing facilities located on SDI’s campus. Paragon receives material inbound daily via rail from supplying mills. Rail shipments inbound from SDI are freight free, utilizing Paragon’s fleet of rail cars. Paragon provides daily outbound rail shipments to destinations throughout the country.
Paragon’s Focused Areas of Business
At Paragon Steel, business is more than a transaction. We value lasting partnerships with a focus on communication, consistency, quality, trust, and flexible service. We are problem solvers, committed to going the extra mile for our customers and business partners. With over two decades of experience in the steel distribution and processing industry, our guiding principle at Paragon Steel is “Trust the Process”.
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Hot Rolled, Hot Rolled Pickled and Oiled, Galvanized, Galvannealed, Galvalume and Cold Rolled steel.
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