History

United Performance Metals (UPM) was formed in 2008, when the resources and entrepreneurial spirit of two established metal service and supply chain centers, AIM International and Ferguson Metals, came together under the guidance of O’Neal Industries, the USA’s largest family owned group of metal service centers. 

UPM grew in key U.S. locations including the 2011 strategic acquisition of plate supplier, Plus Ten Stainless in Benicia, CA.

2013 brought the procurement of Vulcanium Metals, a titanium and medical grade stainless distributor with locations in Northbrook, IL and Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

2015 marked the acquisition of the well-established specialty metals distributor Aerodyne Alloys, based in South Windsor Connecticut. 

Each of these companies formally integrated into United Performance Metals in 2017 creating a thriving, worldwide metals service provider. 

Today, UPM provides a unique combination of high-performance products and FIRSTCUT+® Processing Services serving customers in a variety of industries including Aerospace, Fastener, Medical, Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Semiconductor, and many others. 

Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, UPM has facilities in Oakland, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Hartford, CT; Chicago, IL; Greenville, SC; Singapore, Hungary, and Northern Ireland.

UPM offers a comprehensive inventory of products, including Nickel Alloys, Titanium, Stainless Steel, Cobalt Alloys, PRODEC®, Alloy Steel, Cobalt Chrome Moly, Aluminum, and Duplex Stainless Steel in coil, sheet, strip, plate, bar and near net shapes.  FIRSTCUT+® Processing Services include slitting, shearing, cut-to-length, leveling, edging, laser gauge measurement, sawing, precision cold saw cutting, laser cutting, water jet cutting, precision blanks, boring, trepanning, deburring, first stage machining, heat treating, and ultra-sonic testing.