About Kentucky Steel Center

Kentucky Steel Center is a supplier of high-quality light-gauge, flat-rolled steel to automakers. With over 20 years of experience, we are uniquely equipped to meet the unique and demanding standards of the automotive industry. We offer the customized service of a mom and pop shop with the expertise and resources of an international company. Kentucky Steel Center would love to be your go-to supplier– but first, get to know us.

The Kentucky Steel Center Story

Kentucky Steel Center is a local enterprise with global roots. Founded in 1996, the company is owned by Tokyo-based Nippon Steel Trading, Nippon Steel Trading America, and Kanpoh Steel. The company saw a need to support Kentucky manufacturers such as Georgetown’s Toyota manufacturing plant, and Berea, Kentucky proved an ideal location. Though we began by servicing any manufacturer with a need for steel, we quickly saw a need to serve automotive manufacturers exclusively in 2001. That change led to rapid growth.

Today, Kentucky Steel Center is uniquely suited to serve Kentucky steel customers as one of the only steel service centers in the state. To meet the demands of area suppliers, we maintain a 120,000 sq. ft. facility, three slitting lines, and two cut-to-length lines in the Berea facility, and recently acquired Tennessee Steel Center, in Mascot, TN, which specializes in fine blanking and toll stamping with our 4-stage, 250-ton transfer presses.

Meet our Team

Henry Asaki

President 

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Richie Sowder

Vice President

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Charlie Yuri

Chief Operating Officer

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Carl Yoda

Senior Business Development Coordinator

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