We began with a big idea… No order is too small.

Then we added the commitment to get it there fast. We’re all about keeping our customers happy.

Responsive

Same day shipping means you get material when you need it.

Trustworthy

Distributors count on us to ship in neutral packaging to their customers.

Friendly

We take customer service very seriously…but not ourselves!

Dependable

Count on us for answers when you need them, and material when you want it.

Slice at a Glance

In the early 90’s, our founders saw a need in the metals industry. No one could offer small quantities of stainless steel, sheared to exact specifications, and shipped quickly, without expensive minimum charges. They started Slice of Stainless with a commitment to provide exactly that.

Whether you need start-up quantities for a prototype run, or help managing your inventory with “just in time” delivery, we’re here for you. We focus on commercial use of stainless and nickel alloys in aerospace, medical, and manufacturing applications. We serve end users in many industries, but we’re also trusted by some of the largest metal distributors to serve their customers.

Slice began as the “small quantity experts,” so even though sales have grown over the years, we’ve never lost our focus on customer needs. Check out a few of our milestones below:

nickel sheet team in warhouse

Company History

1990

1990

Founders Robin Tackett and Todd Reed worked together at a large metal supplier, the type that had order minimums.

1991

Todd saw the need for a supplier to provide small quantities of stainless cut to size, and developed a new business model with Robin.

1992

1992

Slice of Stainless was established from a small two-bedroom home. Todd delivered pizza at night to help pay the bills.  The name “Slice” of Stainless really does have special meaning!

1994

1994

As business grew, the owners expanded into a nearby garage and used the adjoining laundry room as an office.

1995

Steady growth over the next few years allowed Slice to move to a commercial building; a shared space in a former supermarket.

2000

2000

The company built a new 15,000 sq. ft. facility on 2-1/2 acres.

2006

2006

The company joined the online marketplace with its first website.

2008

2008

Ground was broken on a 24,000 sq. ft. warehouse expansion with a 15-ton overhead crane.

2016

2016

Slice launches a completely re-designed website with the latest ecommerce technology.

2016

2016

Slice breaks ground for another expansion onto adjacent acreage. When final, the facility will be 55,000 sq. ft. and cover nearly six acres.

2017

2017

Ribbon cutting for expansion and 25th anniversary! Slice of Stainless celebrated the completion of their major building expansion and marked the 25th anniversary of their founding in a ceremony held May 12, 2017. Local officials, customers and suppliers were on hand for the celebration.

Todd Reed Slice of Stainless

In Memoriam:

Todd Reed

1967 – 2010
Todd Reed was a visionary and had amazing drive. He recognized the key to our company’s success was going above and beyond customer expectations.

Todd treated his employees with a level of respect and compassion not typically found in the workplace. Along with Robin, Todd viewed the Slice of Stainless staff as an extension of their personal family. While Todd expected employees to perform at a high level of quality and customer service, he always tried to consider their personal needs.

Todd was also passionate about giving back to his alma mater, Live Oaks Vocational School. He was a firm believer in giving kids viewed as underdogs a chance to shine, hiring more than a dozen Live Oaks graduates over the years.

Todd passed away in 2010. Today, Robin continues to run the business with the same people-first philosophy they adopted from the beginning.