Oregon Metal Services


Distributors and processors of flat-rolled steel, combining experience with state-of-the-art service.


Serving the needs of NW area manufacturers and fabricators since 1956.


A regionally-focused, locally-owned company with tremendous service capacity.


More than a half-century of specializing in flat-rolled steel helps us help our customers.

OMS History

Oregon Metal Services is an Oregon-based corporation founded in 1956 as Oregon Metal Slitters. The company was originally located in Portland's industrial district off NW Yeon Avenue. OMS expanded its reach throughout the region, and branched out from its first building on NW Suffolk into a handful of detached warehouse spaces nearby. In 1988 the company's original founder sold OMS to a Japanese trading company, Okura and Co., Ltd.

The late 1990s brought two major changes: relocation and new ownership. To consolidate operations in a single facility rather than multiple buildings scattered around NW Portland, OMS planned a new, larger plant in North Portland's Rivergate area. Soon after construction was completed, Okura (the parent company of OMS) filed for bankruptcy in Japanese court. Okura assets were sold off, including Oregon Metal Slitters which continued to function as an independent entity during this transition.

A Portland-based group won the bidding process, restoring Oregon Metal Slitters to local ownership. Newly located in its Rivergate facility off North Marine Drive, OMS entered its third phase. Since then, the local ownership group has consolidated down to just a single owner, Steven Elorriaga, who is active in the company's daily management and serves as Chairman.

Our most recent phase involves expansions:
2009 - Opened our second warehouse off North Marine Drive
2011 - Added our first out-of-state warehouse in Spokane Valley, Washington
2012 - Expanded main facility to include new 1/2" CTL line
2013 - Invested in Aluminum and Stainless Steel inventory and new "clean" CTL line
2014 - Purchased additional manufacturing plant in NE Portland
2015 - Expanded offsite warehouse to allow for greater railroad receiving traffic
2016 - Hired several new drivers to complement the purchase of three new tractor-trailers
2017 - Hired longtime Northwest regional steel representative Trevor Thies
2017 - Promoted Inside Salesman Karson Kobelin to Inside Sales Manager
2017 - Promoted Stanley Walker to President
2018 - Purchased Laser Cutting Services, Inc. in Tualatin, Oregon
2018 - Hired Connor Johnson and Eddie Trujillo to Inside Sales
2019 - Merged Laser Cutting Services and Oregon Metal Slitters into Oregon Metal Services, Inc.
2019 - Promoted Jodi Santiago to HR Manager
2019 - Relocated Laser Cutting operation to N.Portland
2019 - Added metals industry veteran Mike Williamson to Outside Sales team
2019 - Hired Jackson Olin as Controller
2019 - Hired Northern California Sales Representative, Mishka Myers

Latest News

Introducing new Controller, Jackson Olin

Our new Controller Jackson Olin comes to OMS after years spent in public accounting. Welcome, Jackson!

New Outside Salesman Mike Williamson

We're excited to add Mike Williamson, a skilled and experienced metal industry veteran, to our Sales team!

Jodi Santiago Promoted to HR Manager

After several years in our Administration department, Jodi Santiago has been promoted to HR Manager. Congratulations, Jodi!

Announcing Oregon Metal Services

Oregon Metal Slitters and Laser Cutting Services, under common ownership since 2018, have combined into Oregon Metal Services.

New Inside Salesman Eddie Trujillo

We're pleased to add Eddie Trujillo to the growing Inside Sales team here at OMS.

New Inside Salesman Connor Johnson

OMS welcomes a new addition to our Inside Sales team, Connor Johnson, who has worked in the construction industry the last several years.

Partnership with Laser Cutting Services

Ownership of Oregon Metal Slitters has purchased Laser Cutting Services of Tualatin, Oregon.

Stanley Walker and Karson Kobelin Promoted

Stanley Walker has been promoted to President of OMS, and Karson Kobelin has been named Inside Sales Manager. Congratulations to both!

Monthly Email Newsletter

OMS is now emailing out a monthly newsletter including updates, market analysis, and "items to move." Let us know if you'd like to subscribe.