President's Message

AKTube PresidentOn behalf of all AK Tube employees, we welcome the opportunity to serve your Electric Resistance Welded (ERW) mechanical carbon and stainless steel tubing needs. With our commitment and dedication to be the best at what we do along with our ability to offer innovative solutions with a wide breadth of steel, diameter, gauge and shape capabilities, we have the expertise necessary to meet your tubing requirements.

We set ourselves apart from our competitors by believing AK Tube is not the facilities we occupy, nor the tube mill equipment; instead, we know the dedicated individuals within our organization who strive to be better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today!

On behalf of all AK Tube employees,
Edward J. Urbaniak, Jr.
President & CEO, AK Tube, LLC.

Vision, Mission and Values

About AK Tube

AK Tube manufactures carbon, stainless and advanced high strength steel (AHSS) tubing solutions using a high-frequency ERW (electric resistance welded) process that produces a superior weld.

Our steel tube products are available in a variety of standard and specially engineered shapes, sizes, thicknesses and mill lengths, and we also offer a wide selection of cutting and end-finishing options.

Thanks to our innovative ERW process, our steel tubing products are trusted for use in dozens of industries – including automotive, infrastructure, manufacturing and energy – and thousands of applications such as exhaust systems, air conditioning and heating products, outdoor furniture and medical equipment.

Our highly skilled tube mill operators are among the most knowledgeable in the business. Many have been with us since we began manufacturing ERW tubing solutions in 1977, and they have unparalleled expertise in solving highly complex tubing challenges.

As a global leader in Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) tube production, our new product development team is constantly working with customers to find solutions for lightweighting and increasing strength tolerances.

Our quality assurance program is among the most extensive and rigorous in the industry, and we take immense pride in our ability to routinely exceed customers’ exacting standards for quality, delivery and technical support.

And with facilities in Ohio, Indiana and Mexico, AK Tube is strategically positioned to meet the needs of our customers around the world.

Let’s discuss your steel tube needs today.

Our Mission is...

The AK Tube Team is dedicated to being the leader in safely producing superior products with pride and integrity. We are committed to increased profitability through mutually beneficial relationships with our employees, customers and suppliers. The spirit and strength of AK Tube is our people.

Our History

Manufactured first tube

Added second tube mill

Purchased Motor City Tube which added a third tube mill

Sudbury Holdings purchased Controlling Interest of Alpha Tube, added 4th tube mill

Added fifth tube mill

Relocated two mills to another facility in Holland, OH

Acme Steel purchased Alpha/Beta Tube

Acquired Donovan Slitting

Acquired Alta Slitting

Broke ground for the new facility in Walbridge, OH

Relocated tube mills and slitting lines to a new 330,000 sq. ft. facility in Walbridge, OH recieved ISO 9002 Certification

Received QS 9000 Certification

AK Steel purchased Alpha Tube and changed name to AK Tube LLC

Received ISO 14001 Certification Purchased a ten-mill stainless steel tube facility

AK Tube facilities received TS/ISO 16949 Certification

New large diameter stainless steel tube mill put in service

Launched secondary cut off operation in Franklin, IN

Purchased state-of-the-art, high-capacity, high-speed cold saw for facility in Franklin, IN

Purchased secondary cut-off equipment in Franklin, IN

Broke ground for new-facility in Querétaro, MX
Relocated one high frequency ERW tube mill to Querétaro, MX
Purchased state-of-the-art, high-capacity, high-speed cold saw located in Querétaro, MX
Manufactured first tube in Querétaro, MX

Received TS/ISO 16949 certification in Querétaro, MX
38,000 sq. ft. building expansion at Columbus, IN facility
Purchased second state-of-the-art, high-capacity, high-speed cold saw located in Columbus, IN
Relocated secondary cut-off equipment from Franklin, IN to Columbus, IN site

AK Tube LLC Columbus, IN receives the Rusty Demeules Safety Award

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Our Locations:


30400 East Broadway Walbridge, Ohio 43465

P: 800.955.8031
F: 419.661.4380

150 W. 450 S. Columbus, Indiana 47201

P: 866.369.3200
P: 866.369.3200

AK Tube Planta Querétaro Avenida Jalpan de Serra No. 136, Fraccionamiento Parque Industrial Queretaro Fase IV Delegación Santiago de Querétaro CP. 76215

P: 442.689.2924