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 nation's largest family-owned network of metal service centers and component and tube manufacturing businesses. 

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. 

United Performance Metals, Vulcanium Metals International and Aerodyne Alloys partnered to distribute titanium and hi-temperature specialty alloys to customers in the United Kingdom and the European Union.  Each of these companies formally integrated into United Performance Metals in 2017 creating a thriving, worldwide specialty metals solutions center. 

Today, UPM provides a unique combination of high-performance products and FIRSTCUT+® Processing Services serving customers in a variety of industries including Aerospace, Defense, Space, 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; Portland, CT; Chicago, IL; Greenville, SC; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Budapest, Hungary, and Singapore.

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 sheet, coil, strip, custom thin gauge strip, plate, bar and near net shapes.  FIRSTCUT+® Processing Services include cut-to-length, leveling, slitting, edging, custom rerolling, shearing, laser cutting, laser gauge measurement, water jet cutting, sawing, precision cold saw cutting, precision blanks, first stage machining, heat treating, ultra-sonic testing, boring, trepanning, deburring, angle cutting, and packaging.