Our goal is to deliver the highest quality product to each customer’s specification – on time.

Since its beginning in 1946, TST has evolved into a vertically integrated producer, buyer, trader and processor of aluminum scrap and dross.

Today, TST is one of the major American producers of secondary aluminum ingot, billet and cast plate.

TST is also a major distributor of primary aluminum foundry ingot, grain refiners and hardeners. Other services include worldwide trading of nonferrous scrap and other aluminum commodities.

Our Core Focus:

Create an extraordinary company through relationships.

Our Core Values:

Can Do Attitude

Passion

Do The Right Thing

Improvement

Professional

Teamwork

Hard Working & Committed

Certifications

70 Years In The Making

1946

1946

TORRANCE IRON & METAL COMPANY was founded in 1946 by David Stein. In its early years TIMCO’s principal business was the processing and trading of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

1960

1960

By the mid-1960’s David’s sons, Ronald and Robert Stein, joined TIMCO and began to shape the growth and dynamics of the company.

1972

1972

During the early 1970s, the first aluminum melting furnace was developed and built in TIMCO‘s Carson, California, facility. This furnace changed the direction of the company from a scrap processor to an aluminum alloy ingot producer which produced high quality alloys to specific customer requirements.

1975

1975

As growth continued the brothers diversified TIMCO. By the mid-1970s, to expand and increase its growth potential, they entered into an association with STANDARD METALS RECYCLING. Owned and operated by Bill Levine, STANDARD handled mainly aluminum scrap of large industrial manufacturers. Through the efforts of the three principals a new company, TANDEM INDUSTRIES, was formed to produce aluminum alloy billet, and purchased a facility adjacent to TIMCO in Carson where it designed and constructed a billet manufacturing facility.

1976

1976

TIMCO joined with STANDARD METALS RECYCLING to form Tandem Industries, and incorporate the new company as TST, Inc. The new corporation at its birth consisted of three divisions: TIMCO, STANDARD, and TANDEM.

1976

TST Inc. acquired 2032 E. 220th and built its first billet casting plant.

2010

2010

TST Inc. acquires a loyal customer ALPASE as another division in the corporation.

2011

2011

Alpase and TST Inc. corporate head quarters move to Chino, CA.

2013

2013

TST Inc. and Nikkei MC launch TST Nikkei, a joint venture company in Aguascalientes, Mexico. TST Inc. owns 55% share and Nikkei MC owns 45% share in the company.