About Willbanks Metals
Recognized as one of the most diverse steel service centers in the Southwest United States, Willbanks has been serving its customers for over 38 years. With its focus on providing an array of products and services, WMI is best known for its superior service and unmatched integrity. This family owned and operated business is focused on serving its employees, customers, and suppliers with the utmost respect and reliability. WMI is a valued resource for end users and Steel Distributors alike. We fill large-scale steel distribution and steel fabrication needs other suppliers can’t, WMI is here to save the day. Take a look around; we think you’ll enjoy getting to know the everyday heroes here at WMI.
In 1974, this family owned and operated company started off as a small first stage fabricator with a shear and press brake. Year after year WMI focused on serving ALL the steel needs of its customer base and decided to get into the distribution business.
In 1978 the company bought its first de-coil line and began providing a custom cut to length sheet and plate from the coil. This not only gave them an edge on pricing their fabricated products but also provided an opportunity to expand into the steel distribution business.
In the early 80’s the company built a structural products division and began distributing angle, flat bar, channel, tubing, rebar, round rod, pipe, and beam. In time, WMI added bigger and better press brakes, oxy fuel tables, lasers, plate rolls, angle rolls and more.
In 2003, the company embarked on growing its mill plate distribution business and now provides over nine different grades of plate in more than one hundred different sizes. Buying directly from the plate mills gives WMI the cost advantage on fabricated parts.
In late 2010, we added our first Bradbury cut to length line to our Flat Roll Distribution. This increased our cut to length capability to a true ½” thickness x 96” width, and up to grade 80 coils. The Bradbury cut to length line eliminates camber, waviness, chatter, coil break, long edge, center buckle, oil can, and most importantly relieves tension in cut plate. Therefore, keeping your steel flat after heat is applied through plasma, oxy, or laser cutting.
In late 2011, we upgraded another cut to length line with this same state of the art Bradbury E-drive System with Flat- Trak Technology. This addition gives WMI three precision cut to length lines with unmatched quality and production capacity in the Southwest. Our goal is to give you quality product, the way you want and when you need it.
In December of 2013, Willbanks Metals acquired the assets of First Process Steel in Tulsa, Ok. This division specializes in burning and bending of hot rolled steel. With 2 x 60′ long press brakes and plenty of plasma cutting capacity WMI can handle your custom fabrication needs.