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About ESP

About ESP

ESP Specialty Steel Products is a master distributor based out of Houston TX and owned by SPS Companies, Inc. As a secondary source to the mills, we sell stainless long products to stocking distributors to support their inventory positions. In addition to the warehouse and sales office in Houston, we also have a warehouse in West Chicago, IL.   ESP is well positioned to serve the majority of stainless bar distributor market in the U.S.

ESP is a leader in customer service and innovative value added service offerings, leveraging strategic partnerships with quality mills and select customers to offer specialty stainless steel products to stainless steel distribution/service centers.

ESP strives to anticipate the needs of customers by offering quality stainless and perforated metal products, ISO 9001:2015 certification, competitive lead times, 98% or better on-time delivery, quick-turn sawing and customer-tailored inventory management programs with online visibility to inventory levels and inbound in-transit. ESP will also meet customer specific requests for color coding, bar coding and custom packaging.


ESP History

1982 – Founded by British Steel

1985 – Opened own Houston warehouse

1995 – Acquired by Avesta Sheffield AB

1998 – Acquired by Samuel Manu-Tech

1998 – Opened Chicago Warehouse

2007 – Acquired by Lone Star I.A.

2022 – Acquired by SPS Companies, Inc.