About Us

Our Story

It’s Our People Who Deliver

Admiral Metals was founded in 1950 and is part of the Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Family of Companies. That concept of “family” is at the very heart of the way Admiral has operated, extending to our many customers, suppliers, and longstanding employees.

We strive daily to provide the highest quality products and the best customer experience possible, every order, every day. Our enduring relationships with our metal suppliers mean we are able to deliver not only standard metal products but also hard to find items, with precise accuracy, on budget and on time, often overnight.

At Admiral, we take great pride in the people who work here, some for over 40 years. That kind of dedication and reliability is the driving force behind our Admiral Care Team, our crew of service professionals from administrative staff to credit specialists, from sales representatives to the pickers, loaders and the drivers — everyone at Admiral Metals delivering the very best in customer care.

Our family of customers, suppliers, and Admiral Care team; these relationships have been the cornerstone of Admiral’s success for more than 70 years, and it is the driving force that will lead us into the future.

Our History

The Burstein Family founded Admiral Metals in 1950. Fresh out of the Navy, Mac joined his older brothers who had built a successful scrap metal company, M. Burstein & Co. Mac went on to manage a new venture, Admiral Metals, which was a natural outgrowth, originally built on the solid relationships the Burstein family had established with area mills and longstanding customers. Over time, Admiral expanded from serving local companies with mainly red metals, to expanded products and service offerings like grinding, custom extrusions, and so many more.

Our Future

In 2021 Admiral Metals joined Reliance Family of Companies. For over 70 years, Admiral has grown its footprint to meet demand for its products, adding additional locations; the most recent in Largo, Florida in 2018. The company has added multiple product lines, additional trucks to the fleet, employees to its roster, and countless new pieces of equipment. Our eye is focused on the future.

Our Story

Over the Years

1950

Admiral Brass and Copper was founded in Cambridge, MA by the Burstein Family.

1964

Moved from Cambridge to Somerville, MA warehouse; increased from 15,000 sq. ft. to 40,000 sq. ft.

1965

Became full line Aluminum distributor; added Stainless Steel and Beryllium Copper

1968

Expanded sales effort to include CT in addition to MA, NH, ME, & RI

1977

Moved from Somerville to Woburn, MA increasing to 74,000 sq. ft.; added precision plate saws and 24-hour operations

1980

First fully integrated computer system installed company wide

1986

Acquired TE Conklin Co. in NY. With more than one location, Admiral serves NY/NJ along with all of New England

1991

Opened Admiral Rochester serving upstate New York

1996

Opened Admiral Pennsylvania serving PA/MD

1998

Received ISO 9001 certification for all locations

2003

Opened Admiral Ohio serving OH/MI

2017

Opened Admiral Florida serving the Tampa Area

2020

Received AS9100 certification

 

2021

Admiral Metals was acquired by Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co. and became part of the Reliance Family of Companies.

Years Of Experience

Employees Strong

A Bright Future Ahead

What exactly is Admiral Care?

  • An unsurpassed customer experience
  • Expanded deliveries & reliable quality to help you stay competitive
  • A reliable partner who knows your business
  • Access now to an Admiral Customer Care Specialist providing fast and accurate quoting whether by phone, by fax, or by email.
  • Fast response times. Our entire organization is ready to get the answers you need when you need them, whether it’s quotes, material certs, credit, or reliable delivery details

Admiral Care is delivering the very best in customer care, next day in most regions.