Clifton Steel is a premier supplier of AR400, AR500, A514, Manganese Steel, Armor Plate & More!

Customer Centric Operations – At Clifton Steel Company, the customer is the focus of everything we do. For 40 years, Clifton Steel has provided innovative solutions to wear, impact, and high strength requirements for our customers in the military, aggregate, mining, steel, glass, paper, materials recycling, and railroad industries. We emphasize product and systems quality, as well as personal customer service, providing reliable on-time delivery that helps our customers remain competitive. Clifton Steel has used our financial strength to invest in new technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to better serve our customers’ needs. We continue to invest in our people, systems, and technology to differentiate ourselves as an important value-added partner for our customers.

CLIFTON STEEL HAS RECEIVED NUMEROUS AWARDS AND RECOGNITION for production performance, consistent quality, and outstanding contributions to our customers’ ongoing success.


The QUALITY POLICY of Clifton Steel Company is to achieve sustained profitable growth by providing products and services which consistently satisfy the needs and expectations of our customers.

The expectations of all associates at Clifton Steel Company is to be Customer Centric, completely achieving customer satisfaction for Quality and Performance by:

  • Timely delivery of products and services.
  • Continuous improvement of our processes and systems.
  • Effective training of all associates.
  • Promoting a safe and environmentally friendly work environment.


The Clifton Steel Company was established in 1971 as a fabricator and distributor of heat treated abrasion and impact resistant steel products. Initially, the company provided materials to the coal mining and coal power plant industries in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Company developed the Tensalloy brand during this period.

Over the years, Clifton Steel has expanded capabilities, facilities, and processes to provide improved wear resistant products for use in a myriad of industrial applications—now serving customers in industries that include scrap recycling, railroad, mining equipment and the military. In addition to solving wear problems, creating a lower life cycle cost for our customers has remained a primary goal.

In 2004, Clifton Steel opened our 140,000-square-foot facility in Maple Heights, Ohio, and began to work on the construction of in-house heat treating lines for the production of military grade steel armor plate. At the same time, Clifton Steel added multiple high definition plasma burning machines to meet the increasing demand for close tolerance shape cutting. In 2008, the second full quench and temper heat treating line for armor plate was completed and made fully operational. Since that time, the functionality of our Phoenix, Arizona, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, facilities has been brought to Maple Heights, funneling our comprehensive capabilities into one facility.

This primary facility now contains full machining, cutting, and forming capabilities never before offered to our customers from a single manufacturing location. Always, Clifton Steel remains true to our commitment to provide the absolute highest level of quality, service and product available in the wear resistant steel products market.

Chief Executive Officer

Herb joined Clifton Steel Company in 2001 as Manager of Special Projects and Operational Development. In 2003, he transitioned to Vice President and Director of Operations serving as key strategist in the expansion and relocation of Clifton Steel to its new 140,000-square-foot facility in Maple Heights. Taking the lead as President and CEO in 2007, Herb has refined the management team’s qualifications, improved Clifton Steel’s quality control systems and expanded manufacturing capabilities to include quenching and tempering of military ballistics armor steel. He continues to guide growth and development, delivering to customer’s industry-leading quality, innovation and product performance.

Plant Manager

Dave Kolomijez started with Clifton Steel Company in 2002 as a CAD Drafter/ Engineering Technician. He quickly rose through the ranks being promoted to Manager of Engineering in 2007, becoming the youngest Manager in Clifton Steels’ history. Dave is a specialist in the Technical Application, Quotation, Problem Solving & Methods of Manufacturing within the Steel Industry. He spearheaded the implementation of Clifton Steels’ ERP/MRP Epicor Enterprise Software in 2014. Showing great focus & determination, Dave’s dedication to the continued success of Clifton Steel was recognized in May of 2015 with a promotion to the position of Director of Customer Service and Engineering, and again in June of 2018 to Plant Manager.

Sales Manager

Jim joined Clifton Steel with 24 years of experience working for A.M. Castle & Co., a major steel service center. At Clifton Steel, Jim puts that wealth of experience to work as he manages purchasing and inventory to accommodate sales demand—and meet the express needs of our customers. He oversees development of the customer base and new accounts, maximizing profitability for products sold through increased sales of value-added products. Jim establishes the pricing policy for armor plate, prepares quotations for related jobs and manages integration with other departments to assure customer satisfaction. Jim also spearheads the development and implementation of the marketing effort for short- and long-term armor plates sales.


John joined Clifton Steel in 2016 after several years as a Controller at Timken Steel and Anchor Danly. In his previous roles John has been a Controller for multiple manufacturing plants. At Clifton Steel, John, a CPA, puts his experience to work as he manages the Accounting department. With others, John also manages the Purchasing and I.T. departments. He also supports the company’s data driven investment and other strategic decisions. Other responsibilities include forecasting, calculating key performance indicators and preparing internal and external financial statements.

Purchasing Manager

Milica Kolar started with Clifton Steel in 2016 as a Senior Accountant, where her twenty years of experience in the steel industry prompted a quick promotion to Purchasing Manager a year later. In her role, Milica is responsible for the timely planning and purchasing of material and goods, supporting production schedule, and inventory changes for major projects and commodities. She builds partnerships and relationships with our suppliers, and supports our corporate culture and business mission. Milica also maintains accuracy of records in our current ERP system to support efficient planning and procurement activities, including lead times, safety stock, and part numbers.

Quality Control Manager

Robert started with Clifton Steel in 2017 as a Quality Assurance Engineer, where he quickly took ownership of several aspects of the quality and safety postions. Prior to Clifton, Robert served the role of Q. A. Supervisor with Mid-West Forge. While utilizing his experiences and technical Quality background, Robert was named the Quality Control Manager for Clifton Steel in 2018. He oversees the Quality Assurance and Environmental Health and Safety Departments, while serving as Clifton Steel’s Management Representative for standards compliance, such as ISO 9001. Robert oversees Clifton’s QMS Management Review & Metrics Monitoring, Supplier & Customer Quality Assurance, Corrective Action Implementation, Continual Improvement Tracking, and the Internal Audit Team.

Recycling Industry Specialist

Peter has 36 years of steel sales experience in the steel industry, primarily with Clifton Steel, providing a wealth of product and application expertise to our customers. Peter helped spearhead the development of the company’s expansive scrap and recycling markets. He is fluent in several languages; from early in Peter’s career, this allowed Clifton Steel to cultivate relationships with customers around the world. In addition to expertly managing sales for Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Peter represents Clifton Steel’s scrap and recycling services throughout the U.S. Territory.