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1933

1933

1934

Marvin Robinson joins the family business

In July 1934, Marvin Robinson hitchhiked from Lincoln, Nebraska to Manhattan to come to work with Sam and Jack at age 15.  He started work on August 1, 1934 working for room and board. [...]

1942

1945

1945

1954

1954

1956

1959

It’s official

Despite the fact that Manhattan Hide and Wool hadn't been listed in the phone book since 1956, it remained the official company name until October 1959. At that point the company legally became Steel [...]

1962

Growth

After a couple of years of solid growth, and steel inventories growing not only in quantity but in weight and length, it was time to expand the Steel and Pipe Supply Warehouse.  In 1962 [...]

1965

1967

Jack steps down

With the company on solid footing in early 1966 and Jack decided to run for, and eventually being elected to, the city commission.  Unfortunately, shortly after the election Jack suffered his first heart attack [...]

1972

1972

Vision

Jack Goldstein believed that to compete in the coming years, Steel and Pipe Supply had to modernize.  In a letter to family discussing the business on May 11, 1972 Jack discussed that NCR (National Cash Register [...]

1979

1988

Moving East

With sales still booming, Dennis and Jack decided it was time to expand to the east.  They began looking for existing warehouse space around St. Louis and Jack eventually decided on a small town [...]

1995

A New Era

In 1995 as Paul VanNostran retired after nearly 30 years as President of Steel and Pipe Supply, Dennis Mullin steps up to usher in a new era of Steel and Pipe Supply focused on [...]

1995