About Us

H.W. Metals provides full-service steel processing and fabrication services, specializing in manufacturing steel products up to 60 feet in length. HW remains as one of the only steel processors in the United States, with the capabilities to fabricate products of this size.

Our company was founded in 1979, by Howard Wolfe and Jack Suter, two like-minded employees of a metal fabrication shop which closed its facility. To continue serving the customers that company left behind, Suter and Wolfe went into business for themselves.

In 1995 H.W. Metals become one of the first general industrial manufacturers in the Pacific Northwest to adopt a “Tier 1” approach to providing outsourced turnkey solutions. This change in strategy also prompted the adoption of a business philosophy that positions us as an extension of our customers’ facilities—while many of our customers are capable of steel fabrication and related processes, we can often provide these services in a faster, more efficient, and more economical way. We can save our clients time and money, ease production demands at their facilities, and allow them to devote greater focus to other aspects of their businesses.

H.W. Metals Virtual Tour

Watch our video below, for a tour of our steel processing facility, fabrication equipment and manufacturing capabilities. And visit our shop Photo Gallery for more examples of our steel processing capabilities.

Today Howard and Jack’s sons, Brian Wolfe and Josh Suter, now own and operate H.W. Metals. The company works out of a fully-enclosed, 120,000 ft.2 facility that houses all the mill-sourced materials, laser and plasma cutting, punching, forming, and welding equipment. Lean manufacturing practices provide complete, turnkey services for metal products of all shapes and sizes, while specializing in long. Though H.W. Metals strives to deliver the fastest, most efficient service possible, there is never any compromise on quality.

HW Metals owners Brian Wolfe and Josh Suter  Management working with shop foreman

The Steel Processing Professionals

Having the full range of steel processing equipment is one thing, having the talented team of professionals to run the equipment is another. As a family run fabricator, we look at our valued employees in the shop as an extension of our family. A testament to that, is reflected in the above photo of our shop employees, averaging over 20 years working at HW, unheard of in the industry. We are a proud producing member of the Steel Tube Institute, a leading source of information on HSS tubing. 

H.W. Metals is your #1 domestic outsource option, for full-service steel processing of all sizes, specializing in long…
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