About Huntington Steel

Our Creed: God. Family. Work.


At Huntington Steel, we live by a simple yet profound Creed: God. Family. Work. This Creed isn’t just a trio of words to us; it’s the foundation of our existence, guiding every decision we make and action we take. It reflects our priorities—serving our God, cherishing our families and loved ones, and dedicating ourselves to the welfare of each other in our professional community. It’s a call to a higher purpose beyond the daily grind, reminding us of the significance of our roles in the wider world and inspiring us to contribute to a legacy that outlasts our time.

Our Vision and Purpose

Here at Huntington Steel, we are a family-owned business that is fueled by a vision that goes beyond being a leading steel supply and fabrication company. Rooted deeply in our community and company culture, our mission transcends the ordinary, aiming to forge lasting relationships through the integrity of our work, the strength of our team, and the quality of our service. We envision a future where our work not only supports the growth of our industry but also contributes positively to the lives it touches.

Our core values are the heartbeat of our operations, reminding us of the deep connections that bring us together:

  • Health and Safety First: Keeping each other safe is our top priority. It’s about looking out for one another and ensuring we all go home to our families at the end of the day.
  • Do the Right Thing: We believe in honesty, fairness, and doing what’s right, even when no one is watching. It’s about being the kind of company our community can be proud of.
  • Ownership Mindset: We all take pride in our work, stepping up to the plate, and treating this company like it’s our own. It’s about growing together and sharing in the success we create.

    Our Company History

    Huntington Steel & Supply was founded in 1904 by James A. Diddle in a shop located on 11th street along the banks of the Ohio River in Huntington, WV.


    Originally founded as Huntington Boiler Works, Diddle had no vision for the company to become a steel supply and fabrication center. Two years after the devastation of the Ohio River Flood of 1937, the decision was made to construct a flood wall in Huntington, forcing the company to move to its current location, 100 3rd Avenue, Huntington, WV.

    Over the years, the company began to evolve into a plate, miscellaneous fabrication, and steel supply business. Prompted by steel demands being at an all-time high after World War II, the company changed its name to Huntington Steel & Supply in 1954.

    After operating successfully in Huntington, WV for 74 years, the company opened its second location in Pikeville, KY, in 1978. When the fourth-generation President of the company, Sterling Hall, retired from the company, he handed the reins to his son-in-law, Mike Emerson.

    Under Emerson, the company opened its third branch in 1995 in Westover, WV. Nine years later in 2004, Huntington Steel celebrated a century of service to the Greater Tristate Area.

    Today, Huntington Steel & Supply continues to operate from these three locations and is led by Dan Emerson, a sixth-generation CEO, and Owner.

    Buy local and strengthen the local economy.

    We are your neighbors and have been for over 100 years. Huntington Steel is a family business deeply rooted here in Huntington, WV since 1904. Help us see our great city prosper.

    By choosing a local business you not only get real value and personal service but you strengthen the local economy which can even lower taxes. Not only do we employ local workers but we buy local as well. We use local printers, accountants, wholesalers, attorneys, etc.

    We also give back to the community. We are big sponsors of the local YMCA and Universities. We sponsor local sports teams, donate to local charities and much more.