Quality – Start to Finish
Our product quality starts with the steel that we purchase. We qualify our vendors and purchase material from mills that consistently meet our high standards. We have decades of fine tuning the processes for producing cold finished steel bars and our employees are master craftsmen in operating cold finishing equipment. From the steel we buy to the people we hire, Northlake is focused on quality.
We hire and train some of the best machine operators in the cold finishing industry. Many of our operators have more than 20 years of experience producing cold finished steel bars. Our sales and office staff also have the experience to help you with all of your steel needs. We strive for quality through exceptional customer service.
We produce and stock a comprehensive line of cold finished steel bar products. Our inventory includes turned, ground and polished; cold drawn rounds, squares, flats and hex; linear shafting; chrome plated; and induction hardened chrome plated bars. Because of our commitment to quality, we inspect every bar throughout the manufacturing process and maintain tighter than industry standard diameter and straightness tolerances. Our steel bars are produced to the highest quality because we understand what you and your products require.
At times, the job calls for something a little out of the ordinary. We are often presented with questions and inquiries for unusual length, diameter, surface finish, straightness, and other requirements. We seek to meet these needs and aim to exceed the expectations of our customers.
Quality Certifications and Compliance Letters
Northlake Steel Corporation started in 1977 as a 10,000 square foot facility in Mentor, Ohio with a handful of machines and operators producing turned, ground, and polished steel shafting. In 1979, we relocated to a 40,000 square foot facility in Valley View. To complement the existing services already offered, we added additional centerless turning and induction hardening capabilities. We moved into our current facility in Valley City in 1995, an 82,000 square foot facility for manufacturing cold finished steel shafting. At that time, we installed a cold drawing line to produce cold drawn bars up to 6” round. In 2013, we added 45,000 square feet to improve manufacturing efficiencies and allowed us to install additional equipment. We also added 4500 square feet of cold storage to increase our existing floor space and improve material flow. We currently have over 130,000 square feet of production and inventory space.
Northlake Steel is a lot bigger and does a lot more than we did in 1977, but one thing hasn’t changed at all – our commitment to quality. Our goal for the future is to continue growing our business by providing our customers with world-class products and services.