In February of 1962, Don Beattie, a mechanical engineer, founded Bull Moose Tube Company®. The company began with one tube mill and was originally located on 1822 Cherry Street in Wellston, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. In 1964 Bull Moose Tube® entered into an agreement with the City of Gerald to build a facility and moved the manufacturing operations there. Six mills were added over the next ten years.
For the first six years of the company, Bull Moose Tube® was privately owned. In 1968, Granite City Steel Company of Granite City, Illinois acquired Bull Moose Tube Company®. In 1972 National Steel Corporation acquired Granite City Steel. Following the reorganization of National Steel Corporation into National Intergroup in early 1983, Bull Moose became a wholly owned subsidiary of National Intergroup. Also in 1983, the Chicago Heights facility was acquired and a new plant was opened in Trenton, Georgia. In early 1988, Bull Moose moved its corporate headquarters to Chesterfield, Missouri, renting 10,000 square feet of office space. By 1991, Bull Moose felt comfortable enough with Chesterfield as it's corporate headquarters to purchase the entire office building.
In late 1989, Bull Moose Tube® took over the management of Barton Tubes in Burlington, Ontario, giving Bull Moose a greater North American presence. The next expansion came in March of 1990 when Bull Moose Tube® acquired its structural division in Elkhart, Indiana. The former Bock Industries, Inc. plant substantially increased the company's production capacity, as well as added a new product, structural tubing. This opened a new market also of international sales for Bull Moose. This expansion gave Bull Moose Tube® one of the largest size ranges of products in the industry, ½" square through 12" square, and made Bull Moose Tube® one of the largest and most dominant tubing manufacturers in North America. This acquisition also fit with Caparo's strategy of expansion within the metals industry in North America.
In 1998, Bull Moose Tube® acquired Warren Tube and moved the facility to Masury, OH. Also in 1998, a structural mill was added to the Trenton facility, providing a regional source for quality Structural products in the southeast. The facility was expanded again in 2005 to accommodate increased demand.
Bull Moose Tube® continues to grow today. In 2005, the company realized its long-term strategy of Westward expansion with the opening of a new 127,000 square foot facility in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Through over four decades of continuous growth, Bull Moose Tube® has become a major player in every market it has pursued. Our goal is to grow even faster, and become a global supplier for vast array of tubular products.