93 Years and Counting
We are committed to leading the way in structural and misc steel design, fabrication and delivery while setting the standard for customer service in our industry. McCombs Steel Co. has always been a company that provides steel and steel fabrication at a competitive price both for the local community as well as the large general contractor.
Our customer service is outstanding. We field measure, design, fabricate, deliver and set beams (with our own cranes) in a very timely manner. This is unusual for our industry.
McCombs Steel also has road crews that are fully equipped to do any on-site work needed. This may include installing rolled beams, suspended concrete decks, welded connections, steel stairs and rails, etc.
McCombs Steel Company opened its doors in 1929 as McCombs Trailer and Machine. As a contractor in public works construction, M.W. McCombs Sr. had construction equipment that he hauled from job to job in the southeastern United States. He then leased this equipment to the government during WWII and began making heavy equipment hauling trailers which led to his FIFTH WHEEL PATENT. This device allows a tractor powered PTO winch cable powered from the truck engine to pass through the fifth wheel and pull equipment on to the trailer.
His second patent was a refuse compactor and hauler. The refuse is compacted as it is collected and pushed from the trailer in a compacted bale-type shape into the land fill. The same principle is used today.
M.W. “Bill” McCombs Jr. served in General Patton’s Third Army as a 2nd Lieutenant commanding a howitzer gun crew in WWII. After the war, he graduated from the Citadel with a civil engineering degree and joined M.W. McCombs Sr. in 1954 to form McCombs Company.
He then began the structural and miscellaneous fabrication, service center, and erection business that is what McCombs Steel prides itself on today. The company owes much of its success to Bill and Betty McCombs, whose reputation for hard work, quality, honesty, and integrity is a vital component and driving force behind the steel fabricators.