SteelSummit Holdings, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, started in 1984 as Vicksmetal Corporation, a toll processor of electrical grade steels in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sumitomo decided growth was in order and built Tennessee Metal, a service center in LaVergne, Tennessee, now known as SteelSummit Tennessee. A 1990 acquisition in Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly Ohio Metal Processing completed what is now the core of the SteelSummit Service Center chain.
SteelSummit has developed interest and holdings in other operations between 1990 and 2004, including another electrical steel toll processor in Frankfort, Indiana and two sales and a marketing arm known as Steel Coils of Tennessee.
SteelSummit’s headquarters are now located in LaVergne, Tennessee.