Man of Steel
As CEO of the Timken Roller Bearing Company, H.H. Timken forges ahead to build a stronger future with a major investment in steel evaluation and control, establishing a metallurgical and chemical lab in Canton, OH.
First Mill Opens
To harness greater control of its supply chain, the company opens a steel piercing mill in Canton, OH, to make seamless mechanical tubing.
First Four Furnaces
H.H. Timken champions a further expansion into steelmaking to ensure an ample supply of high-quality raw materials, leading to the installation of four 5-ton electric furnaces in a new plant on Harrison Avenue in Canton, Ohio.
All Fired Up
The Harrison Steel Plant in Canton, OH becomes fully operational, producing high-quality alloy steel.
All About Alloys
The need for higher performing bearings drives Timken to research and develop new alloy steels
On The Market
The company begins to sell its high performing alloy steel to other manufacturers.
Advances in bearing design drive company metallurgists to develop a nickel-molybdenum steel to replace chrome-nickel steel.
The Harrison plant grows, with the installation of three large electric furnaces and one 100-ton open-hearth furnace to replace the original equipment.
The First Acquisition
The company acquires the Weldless Tube Company in Wooster, Ohio. It joins the Canton operation in the effort to increase production of seamless mechanical tubing.
Timken taps Fleischmann
The company taps metallurgist Martin Fleischmann to create a new metallurgical laboratory and alloy development program.
The company opens the Gambrinus steel plant, a free-standing piercing mill to replace the original piercing operation.
Expanding Customer Base
The company introduces its first graphitic tool steels and high-strength, high-temperature alloys, further broadening its customer base.
New Industry Standard
Chief Engineer of the Steel Division, Walter Assel, develops an experimental process for elongation rolling of seamless tubes that becomes a new industry standard after World War II.
Frederick J. Griffiths is named president of the Timken Steel & Tube Company.
Super Steel & More
Steel development accelerates as the company:
. introduces a “Super Steel,” alloy 16-25-6, for high-temperature aircraft engines
develops a process for making large gun barrels from seamless tubing
contributes tubing to support allied efforts in WWII
All Electric Furnaces
The company moves all production to electric furnaces, removing the last of the open-hearth furnaces.
Research and development expands again when product development, metallurgical research and product testing move into expanded facilities in three new laboratories in Canton.
New Vice President
John E. Fick assumes leadership as vice president of steel & tube operations.
First Vacuum Degasser
The first vacuum degasser starts up at the Harrison steel plant.
Edwin S. Hoopes, Jr. assumes leadership as vice president of steel & tube operations.
Second Vacuum Degasser
A second vacuum degasser is added, ensuring that all steel produced is degassed going forward
Continuous Caster Added
A continuous caster to form steel is added at the Harrison Steel Plant.
Shipley Takes Helm
Ralph T. Shipley assumes leadership as vice president of steel operations.
Polyethylene reactor tubing
Polyethylene reactor tubing is developed and launched.
Timken Acquires Latrobe
In order to expand production of specialty steels, the company acquires Latrobe Steel Company in Latrobe, PA.
Fellows Named VP
John H. Fellows is named vice president for steel marketing.
Clean Steel Emerges
Clean steel becomes more important as company experts complete research that correlates clean steel with bearing performance.
Harrison steel plant begins making bearing steel practice (BSP) steel using precipitation deoxidation.
Leo A. Fiedorek assumes leadership as vice president of steel operations.
Glossbrenner Named VP
Alfred B. Glossbrenner assumes leadership as vice president of steel operations, later becoming vice president of steel until his retirement in 1987.
First Ladle Refiner
A ladle refiner comes on line in the Harrison steel plant, the next step in the clean steel program.
The company nears completion of a $500 million investment to build the Faircrest Steel Plant, one of the world’s most advanced steel operations.
World’s Cleanest Steel
As the industry struggles, the Faircrest Steel Plant goes into full production. As one of the world’s most advanced steel operations, it establishes our reputation for the cleanest steel in the world.
Timken introduces TMS 80™ non-heat-treatable microalloy steel.
Charles E. Craig assumes leadership as executive vice president of steel.
Steel Stands Alone
Steel operations become a standalone business unit.
Charles H. West assumes leadership as executive vice president for steel.
A new generation of special bar quality steel Is launched with Parapremium™ steel, marking the beginning of a family of maximum performance practice (MPP) steels for the most demanding applications.
Business Model Honed
A sustained investment in steel facilities and capabilities hones the business model to deliver value in niche markets with demanding specifications.
New President Named
Charles H. West, still leading the steel business unit, is named president of steel.
Steel Parts Business
The Steel Parts Business is formed to create semi-finished components for customers.
Dynametal™ Steel Launches
Dynametal™ steel is introduced to the industry, offering machinable, lead-free steel.
New Strengths Emerge
By this time, the majority of steel production goes to outside customers rather than internal component making.
The patented AdvanTec™ process launches, using special heat treatment to make steels tougher.
Service And Distribution
The company enters steel service and distribution, acquiring Ohio Alloy Steels in Youngstown, Ohio.
The company also expands distribution services into Mexico.
Special Steels Company
Ohio Alloy Steels and Houghton & Richards merge to form OH&R Special Steels Company.
Radiation-type wall thickness gauge goes into service in Gambrinus steel plant for in-process control of tube production.
Forging Ahead In Steel
The Steel Parts Business expands and is renamed Precision Steel Components.
A new rolling mill is completed at the Harrison steel plant to produce steel with better size, straightness characteristics and surface quality.
Bill J. Bowling assumes leadership as president of steel, naming Karl P. Kimmerling as group vice president of alloy steel and Hans J. Sack as group vice president of specialty steel and president of subsidiary Latrobe Steel Company.
Poised For Progress
With the success of the components business, the company is prepared to respond to market changes that required additional customers’ logistics and value-added services.
New Timken At Helm
Ward J. “Tim” Timken Jr. becomes president of steel.
Leaders In Steel
Sal Miraglia assumes leadership as president of steel when Tim Timken is named chairman of the company.
Company upgrades the continuous rolling mill at its Latrobe plant to reinforce its leadership in steel bar and wire for specialty applications.
Latrobe Steel Sold
The company divests the Latrobe Steel Company to focus on special bar quality steel.
Small-Bar Rolling Mill
Timken opens a small-bar steel rolling mill at the Harrison plant in Canton that expands its portfolio of differentiated steel products
Our Footprint Expands
Ground is broken on a $225 million expansion at the Faircrest Steel Plant.
Rich Kyle becomes president of Steel.
Two Independent Companies
The Timken Company announces its plan to separate its businesses into two independent, publicly traded companies.
The in-line forge press, intermediate finishing line and new heat-treat investments come on line.
TimkenSteel Is Born
TimkenSteel Corporation becomes an independent company trading on the NYSE as TMST, with Ward J. “Tim” Timken Jr. serving as chairman, CEO and president
Construction of a $40 million advanced quench-and-temper facility in Canton begins, larger than each of the three existing thermal treatment facilities in Canton.
A Unique Edge
The first heat of steel is cast through the jumbo bloom vertical caster at the Faircrest Steel Plant. The caster improves productivity, capacity and product range to provide large bar capabilities unique in the U.S.
To strengthen the communities in which it operates, the TimkenSteel Charitable Fund is established with Elaine Russell Reolfi named as president.
Reinforcing Our Leadership
Named American Metal Market Steel Producer of the Year.
The TimkenSteel Technology Center opens in Canton, a 20,000-square-foot space dedicated to laboratories and metallurgical experts with a holistic view of steel cleanness to advance technical advantages
Ohio EPA Award
TimkenSteel receives gold and silver awards from Ohio EPA after pioneering the use of aluminum chloride to treat 7.8 billion gallons of water a year, reducing annual chemical usage by 90 percent, waste products by 2 million pounds and company costs by $30,000.
The company faced the longest and deepest market downturn in the business’ history.
The company realigned reportable segments to reflect recent organizational changes made to better align resources to support business strategies.
The company continued to improve its operating performance in the face of difficult markets.
Leading The Way
TimkenSteel is the leading manufacturer of SBQ steel large bars and seamless mechanical tubing in North America. We melt approximately 2 million tons of steel a year into new steel bars and tubes, almost all of which comes from recycled material such as scrap automobiles and appliances.