About Huntington Steel
Our Vision and Purpose
At Huntington Steel, a family-owned business, we are unwavering in our commitment to our mission statement: God, Family, Work. This concise yet potent statement encapsulates the very essence of our foundation. As a steel supply and fabrication company deeply rooted in our community and company culture, we prioritize these values in every facet of our operation. From the first interview to company-wide meetings, this ethos guides us towards unwavering principles, encompassing integrity, family-like camaraderie among teammates, work-life balance, and unwavering dedication to exceptional quality and service.
Central to our identity is a steadfast focus on our five core values: Be Safe Always, Use the Golden Rule, Top Quality and Service, Take the Initiative, and Maximize Your Potential. These guiding principles illuminate our path, informing each decision and action. We continuously raise the bar, delivering the excellence that our customers have come to expect. Our vision extends beyond mere transactions, manifesting in thriving relationships with customers, vendors, employees, and the company itself.
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.