distributors have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
over the past week.
Arlington Pipe & Supply Co., which distributes plumbing and
piping materials from Arlington and Weatherford, Texas, filed
documents Aug. 20 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Texas, listing
assets and liabilities of at least $1 million.
listed in Arlingtons petition include All-Tex Pipe &
Supply Inc., a Dallas-based distributor of pipe, valves and
fittings (PVF); American Brass & Aluminum Foundry Co. Inc.,
City of Commerce, Calif.; General Wire Spring, McKees Rocks,
Pa.; Howell Metal Co., a division of Irving, Texas-based
Commercial Metals Co.; Kloeckner Metals, Dallas; McJunkin
Redman Corp., Dallas; PVF supplier Merit Brass, Minneapolis;
Metal Products Inc., a Springfield, Ore., stamper; and Sunbelt
Group LP, a unit of Mississauga, Ontario-based Russel Metals
The filing did not
include the individual amounts owed to unsecured creditors.
Metrolina Steel Inc.,
a Charlotte, N.C., distributor of sheet, plate and structural
products that performs cut-to-length, shearing, bending,
laser-cutting and burning services, filed its Chapter 11
petition Aug. 14 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in North
The company listed
assets of less than $50,000 and liabilities of more than $1
million, including $386,500 to eight metal companies according
to the list of unsecured creditors: Dallas-based Temtco Steel,
owed $113,300; Namasco Corp., Atlanta, $73,100; Olympic Steel
Inc., Pittsburgh, $70,400; Phoenix Metals Co., Atlanta,
$52,400; JM Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, $34,500; Steel Warehouse
Co., Chicago, $29,300; Chicago Tube & Iron Co., Romeoville,
Ill., $8,000; and Mainline Metals, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.,
Other metal suppliers
on the creditor list, but not among the top 20, include
Lakeside Steel, Anderson, S.C.; Marmon/Keystone Corp., Atlanta;
Stulz-Sickles Steel Co., Burlington, N.J.; and Cleveland-based
TriAmerica Steel Resources LLC.
continues to operate, but AMM was unable to contact
Metrolina Steel Aug. 21.