Clifton Steel was founded by Bill Neides as a one-man operation starting in a building slightly larger than a garage on Commerce Avenue in Cleveland, OH.
Clifton Steel History
The Tensalloy brand was created and trademarked during the early 70's.
Moved operations to a 15,000 square foot building on E 47th Street.
parts for the railroad industry.
Upgraded to a 33,000 square foot building in an industrial park in Twinsburg, OH.
Clifton Steel was introduced to armor plate when Bill bought hard plate from a company in Chicago that was going out of business.
Began developing and fabricating parts for the Scrap & Recycling industry.
During this time, we partnered with international companies to develop dual armor. Clifton Steel played an instrumental role in providing information and helping advance armor plate steel.
Opened a facility in Pittsburgh to fabricate armor material.
The Ohio facility was upgraded to a more spacious building again on Ductin Drive in Twinsburg, OH.
Bill's son, Herb, joined Clifton Steel as Manager of Special Projects & Operational Development.
Clifton Steel focused on growing and expanding the military opportunities.
Clifton began processing armor plate in-house with the addition of heat-treating line.
Moved into developing light gauge armor.
Introduced additional high definition plasma burning machines to meet increased 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.
The functionality of our Phoenix, Arizona, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, facilities has been brought to Maple Heights, funneling our comprehensive capabilities into one facility.
St. Lawrence Steel Corporation was founded in 1955 by Bill Beechler.
Transitioned from ISO 9001:2008 to 9001:2015 successfully implementing risk-based process controls.
Integrated St. Lawrence Steel into Clifton's facilities. We added forming & welding capabilities, as well as overlay capabilities, providing more flexibility and a streamlined process for our customers.
Introduced our Tensaweld™ welding wire product line.
Our 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.