About AK Tube

AK Tube manufactures carbon, stainless and advanced high strength steel (AHSS) tubing solutions using a high-frequency ERW (electric resistance welded) process that produces a superior weld.

Our steel tube products are available in a variety of standard and specially engineered shapes, sizes, thicknesses and mill lengths, and we also offer a wide selection of cutting and end-finishing options.

Thanks to our innovative ERW process, our steel tubing products are trusted for use in dozens of industries – including automotive, infrastructure, manufacturing and energy – and thousands of applications such as exhaust systems, air conditioning and heating products, outdoor furniture and medical equipment.

Our highly skilled tube mill operators are among the most knowledgeable in the business. Many have been with us since we began manufacturing ERW tubing solutions in 1977, and they have unparalleled expertise in solving highly complex tubing challenges.

As a global leader in Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) tube production, our new product development team is constantly working with customers to find solutions for lightweighting and increasing strength tolerances.

Our quality assurance program is among the most extensive and rigorous in the industry, and we take immense pride in our ability to routinely exceed customers’ exacting standards for quality, delivery and technical support.

And with facilities in Ohio and Indiana, AK Tube is strategically positioned to meet the needs of our customers around the world.

Let’s discuss your steel tube needs today.

Our History

1977
Manufactured first tube

1978
Added second tube mill

1983
Purchased Motor City Tube which added a third tube mill

1985
Sudbury Holdings purchased Controlling Interest of Alpha Tube, added 4th tube mill

1987
Added fifth tube mill

1988
Relocated two mills to another facility in Holland, OH

1989
Acme Steel purchased Alpha/Beta Tube

1990
Acquired Donovan Slitting

1995
Acquired Alta Slitting

1996
Broke ground for the new facility in Walbridge, OH

1997
Relocated tube mills and slitting lines to a new 330,000 sq. ft. facility in Walbridge, OH recieved ISO 9002 Certification

1998
Received QS 9000 Certification

2001
AK Steel purchased Alpha Tube and changed name to AK Tube LLC

2003
Received ISO 14001 Certification Purchased a ten-mill stainless steel tube facility

2004
AK Tube facilities received TS/ISO 16949 Certification

2006
New large diameter stainless steel tube mill put in service

2013
Launched secondary cut off operation in Franklin, IN

2014
Purchased state-of-the-art, high-capacity, high-speed cold saw for facility in Franklin, IN

2015
Purchased secondary cut-off equipment in Franklin, IN

2016
Broke ground for new-facility in Querétaro, MX
Relocated one high frequency ERW tube mill to Querétaro, MX
Purchased state-of-the-art, high-capacity, high-speed cold saw located in Querétaro, MX
Manufactured first tube in Querétaro, MX

2017
Received TS/ISO 16949 certification in Querétaro, MX
38,000 sq. ft. building expansion at Columbus, IN facility
Purchased second state-of-the-art, high-capacity, high-speed cold saw located in Columbus, IN
Relocated secondary cut-off equipment from Franklin, IN to Columbus, IN site

2018
AK Tube LLC Columbus, IN receives the Rusty Demeules Safety Award

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Our Locations:

Ohio

30400 East Broadway Walbridge, Ohio 43465

P: 800.955.8031
F: 419.661.4380
Indiana

150 W. 450 S. Columbus, Indiana 47201

P: 866.369.3200
P: 866.369.3200
Mexico

AK Tube Planta Querétaro Avenida Jalpan de Serra No. 136, Fraccionamiento Parque Industrial Queretaro Fase IV Delegación Santiago de Querétaro CP. 76215

P: 442.689.2924