Chicago-based Second City Metals recently celebrated eight years of business.

The national steel distributor sells 60-inch coil for rectangular duct and slit coil for spiral duct manufacturers in galvanized, galvannealed, perforated, stainless, aluminum, aluminized, and polyvinyl-coated coils and sheets.

“Second City Metals has experienced double-digit growth every year since we’ve been in business. We have been consistent in executing our business plan of supplying prime steel to the HVAC market. In return we have been rewarded by being one of the premier steel distributors for the HVAC industry,” said Joe Landry, company president.

“The current market conditions have been very difficult for everyone because of limited supplies and increased pricing,” Landry added. “However, none of our customers have experienced a drop-off in service or quality. Because once we begin selling (to) a customer they stay with us for the long term since they experience no delay in shipments or availability issues. Customers don’t leave us; they typically just rely on us to supply them with more of their steel requirements.”

According to Landry, the combination of supplying rectangular customers with 60-inch coil and spiral manufacturers with slit coil has helped Second City Metals become the “one-stop” shop for the HVAC industry. HVAC companies with both a coil line and tube former can be handled by only one supplier - Second City Metals - which saves the HVAC company time and money.

“I had one customer recently tell me when he hears the name Second City Metals he thinks of a company that he knows he’ll receive prime quality on material that will arrive quickly and he won’t have to worry about a thing,” said Landry.