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Tomrods a brief history

Tomrods started steel trading in October 1973 with just 2 members of staff. The first years were difficult but by 1976 we were able to start steel stockholding in a 5000 sq ft warehouse in Harrogate.

The steel strike of 1979/80 was a good time for steel stockholders and we reinvested the profits into a purpose built warehouse on Manse Lane in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. In the early eighties another warehouse was added and another in November 1990. At this time we purchased our first shotblaster and heavy duty saws and employed 38 members of staff. Tomrods continued to grow and in 2010 we moved to our current location in Thirsk. We are situated on an 8.5 acre site with 95,000 square feet of covered warehousing and currently employ in excess of 50 members of staff.

The original and current owner of Tomrods, John Thompson is still involved with the business ably assisted by his wife Julie who joined the company in 1982. It has been a long  journey and we have survived many recessions especially in 2008. Through hard work and dedication Tomrods has developed into one of the best steel stockholding companies in the UK.

We are very proud of what we have achieved, our warehousing and processing facilities are second to none, creating an excellent work ethic amongst our staff. Tomrods is a great place to work! The past is important to us but the future is more so and we will continue to build a strong  balance sheet and invest in our future.

Please see below for the services provided by Tomrods: