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Plymouth Tube Co. is a specialty manufacturer of precision steel Tubing, steel and titanium Near-Net Shapes, and steel and titanium Cold Drawn Shapes. Comprised of ten manufacturing plants, Plymouth Tube is family-owned with fourth generation leadership.

1924     Plymouth Tube Company formed as a Corporation in Plymouth, MI.
1961     The first building constructed and opened in Winamac, IN - Cold Draw Mill.
1968     Streator, IL Mill begins producing tubing for mechanical, pressure, hydraulic and aircraft operations
1975     West Monroe, LA Mills begins producing cold drawn seamless and welded stainless steel tubing.
1980     Hopkinsville, KY Extrusion Mill beings producing extrusions of stainless steel, nickel alloy, titanium as well as carbon and alloy steels.
1981     Salisbury, MD Mill was built to make high quality cold drawn small diameter stainless and nickel alloy tubing.
1985     Eupora, MS Mill was built to produce HYDRABRITE, high quality, cold drawn welded carbon steel tubing for hydraulic and mechanical applications.
1986     Company moves into its Warrenville, IL Corporate facility.
1988     Winamac Hot Mill opens to produce redraw stock for the Winamac Cold Draw Mill as well as hot finished seamless carbon and alloy steel tubes.
1996     Donald C. Van Pelt, Jr. (Van) became CEO of Plymouth Tube, the 5th head in the history of the Company.  Donald C. Van Pelt, Sr. continues as Chairman of the Board.
2005     Plymouth Tube purchases Cold Work Anneal plant of Trent Tube in East Troy, WI to produce super ferritic stainless steel tubing for the power generation and heat transfer markets.
2007     Plymouth Tube purchases remaining assets of Trent Tube: Trent weld plant in East Troy, WI and Trent Processing in Chicago, IL.
2009     Winamac Speciality Products opens to offer quench & temper services and supplies fully heat-treated products to various markets. 
2009  Fabricated Tube Solutions (FTS) opens and offers  one-stop shop for all tube processing including cut-to-length, coating, bending, forming, drilling and machining.  
2014  Mark Baker became President and CEO, the first non‐family member to hold that position. Donald C. Van Pelt, Jr. (Van) continues as Chairman of the Board.