Member Spotlight: Ohio Steel Industries

Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

Member Spotlight by Bruce Davis, Director of Sales, New Product Development & Customer Service

Tell us about your company’s mission and values.
To make our customer’s, our associate’s and our supply partner’s job easier. We accomplish our mission by embracing Innovation, Quality, and outstanding Customer Service in all that we do.

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services.
Ohio Steel Industries specializes in manufacturing parts, components and products for a wide range of industrial applications and manufacturers. Steel fabrication from parts to products, buildings and bridges. Our OSI Plastics Division produces plastic extrusion pipe and profiles.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?
I will be working with Adrian Burns, Vertical Market Specialist, to connect with inventors, designers, builders, OEM’s and other manufacturers to provide contract manufacturing services.

What is your company culture like?
Busy and fast paced. Customer focused. We are big enough to be international and small enough were we ‘wear many hats’. 

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?
Great communities and parks. A great sports scene; home of the Buckeyes, Blue Jackets, #SavetheCrew, Clippers. A vibrant arts and music scene. Diverse food and spirits. Columbus is a young, growing, city of tomorrow.

What pieces of advice have you found to be the most helpful since starting your career?
Wherever you are, be there. Pay attention & be a great listener.

How do you achieve a work/life balance?
I really enjoy work and really enjoy my time away from work. Take your time off. Do or see something new or different.

Where is your favorite place to have a meeting outside the office?
Business lunches create a relaxed personal environment to help create more inclusive relationships. My favorites are 101BK, Ray-Rays, Ena’s Caribbean, Aab and MoMo Ghar. I like taking ‘first timers’ to my favorite unique spots.