The Thompson Cos. have consolidated Thompson Steel Co. Inc. and Dayton Steel Service Inc. to form the new Thompson Dayton Steel Service.

The company reports that Thompson Dayton Steel Service is now better positioned to service stampers and fabricators throughout the flat-rolled steel industry. To further increase efficiency in the Midwest, the company is moving its Franklin Park, Ill., inventory, key equipment and sales specialists into its Dayton, Ohio, facility.

Thompson officials said they believe that the combined inventories will enable the company to become more responsive to the needs of its customers through faster turnaround, improved customer service and tighter quality control.

Thompson Dayton Steel Service provides steel in pancake or oscillate wound coil, hardened and tempered strip, sheets, blanks, and what they say is the industry’s only American-made bandsaw steel, cold-rolled, hot-rolled pickled and oiled, cold-rolled strip, coated and stainless steel.