Starting from a 5,000-square-foot warehouse in 1992, Discount Steel is now a national supplier of industrial and construction-related metal products and services nationwide. We offer steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper and brass in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and grades, as well as hardware for metal related projects. We have processing centers in Minnesota and Texas, both of which offer shearing, sawing, laser cutting, machining, forming, welding and other production capabilities. Our no minimum order policy has allowed us to work with everyone, from Fortune 500 companies to do-it-yourselfers (including artists).
Founder and current CFO John Dormanen started working with steel when he was 16 years old. In 2012, his wife, Diane, took over as CEO. Under her leadership, Discount Steel now has several women managing different departments, including sales, warehouse and office; half of the members of our business’s board of directors are women, a relative rarity in the male-dominated steel-products industry.
Employment at Discount Steel
At Discount Steel, we take pride in our employees. We value hardworking, self-motivated individuals looking to work in a fun, fast-paced environment. Promotion from within is common at Discount Steel, and our company is constantly growing to meet customer demand.
Our business is unique in that we use teaching and coaching to help each member of the team reach their fullest potential.
Service is one of the values upon which Discount Steel was built, and therefore community service plays an active role in the business. Discount Steel hosts “Customer and Employee Appreciation Fridays” from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We have also been involved with organizations such as the Salvation Army, Cookie Cart, Northern Sparks Art Fair, NAMI-MN, JDRF, and several schools through the Twin Cities/Metro area.