Overview:A rich history has fueled EMJ's evolution. Jorgensen Steel and Aluminum was founded in 1921 and quickly became a highly-regarded name in the U.S. metal-working industry. Jorgensen grew to stock one of the country's largest inventories of carbon, alloy, stainless and aluminum bar, sheet, plate and structural steel.
In 1990, Jorgensen merged with Kilsby-Roberts, the largest distributor of specialty bar and tubing in the country. Kilsby-Roberts' origins date back to the C.A. Roberts Company, founded in 1915, and Kilsby Tube Supply, founded in 1946. The two companies merged in 1981 to become Kilsby-Roberts. In 1986, Kilsby-Roberts acquired the century-old A.B. Murray Company, and its status as the pre-eminent bar and tubing distributor in the country was assured.
Kilsby's strengths in tubing and specialty bar products - joined with Jorgensen's presence in the general line steel, stainless and aluminum markets - created a powerful strategic alliance: EMJ. Now, those three simple initials bring together all the resources and know-how of its predecessors.
On April 3, 2006, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company completed the acquisition of Earle M. Jorgensen Company. EMJ became a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance (www.rsac.com).
Many metals distributors promise reliable service, but only EMJ offers an "On Time, Or Free" delivery guarantee. With complete knowledge and expertise in all aspects of metal supply and distribution, EMJ truly is Making a Material Difference®.