This year marks 30 years since Tri-State Steel began operations in Reidsville and Rockingham County. The company is a metal service center that distributes quality carbon, aluminum and stainless steel metals across North Carolina and southern Virginia. It is known for its ability to meet its clients’ unique specifications in rapid time and at a fair price. To celebrate this milestone, Rockingham County and the City of Reidsville recognized the company during the October 9th Reidsville City Council meeting.
Founded by Gerald “Jerry” Scott in Ohio, he and his wife Anne relocated the company to Reidsville in 1988. Reidsville’s central location in the Piedmont Triad and proximity to the southern Virginia market were key factors in the Scotts’ decision to move the company here. After 20 years at the helm, Jerry turned the company over to his son, Steve Scott, who is now taking the company to the next level and ensuring Tri-State Steel continues to flourish in Rockingham County.
Tri-State Steel is an important employer in Rockingham County, providing skilled jobs to 15 current employees.
“Congratulations to Tri-State Steel and its dedicated employees for reaching this milestone. We appreciate the company’s commitment to doing business here in Rockingham County for the past 30 years,” said Kevin Berger, chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. “Tri-State Steel is a valued employer in our community, providing skilled jobs such as welding, and we hope it continues to thrive here for many more years.”
“We are very thankful that Tri-State Steel has been in Reidsville for the past three decades,” said Reidsville Mayor Jay Donecker. “What is amazing is the enthusiasm and initiative that the Tri-State Steel family has brought to the local community through Junior Achievement, the Reidsville Industrial Association and numerous other civic activities. Tri-State Steel’s success here is an excellent example of what manufacturing companies can expect to achieve in Reidsville and Rockingham County with a clear vision and hard work.”