Continental and Reliance Join ForcesContinental Alloys & Services becomes part of the Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. family of companies. A Fortune 500 company traded on the NYSE, Reliance has more than 220 locations worldwide and a history dating back to 1939.2011
Extending InternationallyContinental opens a sales office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates — at the heart of the Persian Gulf petroleum industry.2009
Expanding into AsiaNow known as Continental Alloys & Services, the company expands into Singapore with the acquisition of AOM, serving the oil industry in Southeast Asia. A Malaysian facility is added a year later.2007
Serving the Gulf CoastContinental opens a facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. Along with its operations in Brownsville, Texas, and Mobile, Alabama, this gives the company strategic locations to serve the oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico.2003
Engineering Further GrowthContinental acquires Asco Engineering of Liverpool, U.K., and moves into the manufacturing services field. The U.K. becomes Continental's premier manufacturing center.2000
Reaching into CanadaContinental opens offices and operations in Calgary, Alberta — the hub of the Canadian oil and gas industry.1997
Intercontinental ExpansionRecognizing the need for its services in the North Sea oilfields, Continental opens operations in the United Kingdom.1994
Continental: The Next GenerationThe Benditz sons step up to take over the reins of Continental. The company continues to grow, despite the ups and downs of the energy industry.1993
Continental Diversifies Its Product LinesPaul Benditz’s sons, Dan and Dale, join Continental. Now in larger headquarters, the company adds mechanical tubing and solid bar product lines.1987
Continental's expertise and capacity span the globe, but our people continue to deliver trustworthy service the way they have for four decades.
In the mid-1970s, North America was moving to reduce its dependence on imported oil. Paul Benditz, an Ohio-born salesman, had been transferred to Texas by his company in 1970. Paul saw the need for a reliable, service-oriented supplier of high-quality steel to support the growth of the domestic oil and gas industry.
He started Continental Casing in 1976, selling OCTG out of a small office close to downtown Houston. At the beginning, Paul didn't have the money to buy inventory. Instead, he used his people skills to build trusting relationships with suppliers. This relationship-building set the tone for how Continental does business today.
Continental soon moved to larger headquarters. After Paul's sons Dan and Dale joined the company in the mid-1980s, it diversified into mechanical tubing and solid bar product lines, and added manufacturing capabilities.
The company thrived even when the energy industry did not. Through mergers, partnerships and expansion, Continental reached out into Canada, Mexico, the U.K., Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai.
Today, Continental Alloys & Services is a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., a Fortune 500 company with access to a vast network of the world’s best steel resources. Our journey has taken us from Texas to the world, but hasn’t changed our philosophy. We are a family-oriented team of uncompromising professionals who take pride in reliability, quality, service and value, and in creating a great workplace for our employees.