LISLE, IL (May 11, 2017) - John Purcell, our VP of Energy, was a featured speaker at the EUROMETAL World Steel Distribution and SSC Summit 2017, in Dusseldorf, Germany today. He provided insight and information on a variety of steel-focused subjects, with special focus given to how the Trump Administration impacts the industry and what the near future forecast may look like. The three-day summit highlighted the outlook on world markets; steel trade cases including over capacities and oversupply;  identifying business models that can better cope with disruptions and more. 



Leeco Steel, headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, maintains one of the nation’s largest inventories of carbon, HSLA and alloy plate steel coming from the premier mills worldwide.  Founded in 1882, Leeco Steel has 13 locations in North America and a one in Monterrey, Mexico. Leeco Steel is an O’Neal Industries Company. For more information, visit


O’Neal Industries ( is the U.S.A.’s largest family-owned group of metals service centers, composed of more than a dozen leading brands.  With sales of approximately $2.66 billion in 2014, O’Neal Industries is based in Birmingham, AL and has more than 90 specialized facilities throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.