READE began revolutionizing the chemicals industry over 200 years ago, and today it has secured a position as one of the premiere specialty chemical solids distributors in the world. With an extensive inorganic product line, READE represents over 2,000 manufacturers as a global distributor, value-added toll processor and packager. READE selectively partners with manufacturing plants across the United States to provide a finished product tailored to their customer's specifications. Today READE is a worldwide, award-winning, family-run company that sources leading edge materials and provides innovative solutions for their customer's production needs.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE: RS) is the largest metals service center company in North America, and has been a Fortune 500 company since 2007. The Reliance Family of Companies includes over 75 distinct service center brands in a network of more than 300 locations in 40 states and 13 countries outside of the United States. Reliance provides value-added metals processing services and distributes a full line of over 100,000 metals products to over 125,000 customers in aerospace, energy, agriculture, and other industries. Reliance focuses on small orders with increasing levels of value-added processing, quick turnaround, and just-in-time delivery.