OUR MISSION
We are committed to providing the highest quality products at the most competitive prices possible. We are driven to support our customers and the wire industry with unsurpassed standards of service and reliability. With these goals and commitments, we maintain an environment that promotes long term growth for our valued customers and the industry.
 
 
The Moore family began in the steel and wire industry in the early 1960’s by owning and operating Seymour Manufacturing in Seymour, Iowa. With expansion into wire panels, farm gates and grain stirring equipment, the company expanded further into Farm Equipment Manufacturing Company, which eventually became what is now Iowa Steel and Wire.

In 1979, B. L. Moore and his brother-in-law, Robert Lockridge, founded Oklahoma Steel and Wire located in Madill, Oklahoma, with the sole purpose of manufacturing livestock panels. Both companies shared in steady expansion and soon included a comprehensive product line to agricultural and industrial markets. Today these two facilities produce in excess of 200,000 tons of steel per year and employ more than 400 people.

Market demand created the need for a rod source to assure both companies a sufficient, reliable supply of steel rods to meet their expanding market. In 2004, Mid American Steel and Wire, in Madill, Oklahoma, was established, employing 100 additional employees. In 2010 to keep pace in an ever changing steel market, construction of amelt shop division was completed and production started. These companies will keep Oklahoma Steel and Iowa Steel supplied with wire rods and allows them to stay competitive in the market place.

Although Bob Lockridge lost his battle with cancer in 1982, Max Moore losing his life in a mid-air collision in 2000, and in early 2010 the passing of B.L. Moore the family continues to own and direct the daily operations of both wire plants. The family’s philosophy of continuous improvement on products and service, along with the strong commitment to their employees and their customers has guided Oklahoma Steel and Wire and Iowa Steel and Wire in becoming industry leaders.

Take a quick glimpse into the life of our founder B.L. "GOV" Moore.

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