Dan Roth – Dave Houck – David Tod

McDonald Steel has a long, proud history as one of this nation’s leading hot rolled steel special shape plants. Located in McDonald, Ohio, this innovative company continues to grow in volume and importance as new markets discover the cost benefits and production efficiencies of hot rolled steel shapes.

At a time when large steel manufacturers were closing their facilities, the McDonald Steel plant began its rise to new prominence with the help of many of the area’s concerned business people. Entrepreneur Dave Houck created a viable business plan, formed a highly specialized management team and leased a portion of the closed McDonald Steel mill.

McDonald Steel reopened with private funds from 23 Mahoning Valley investors. Chief among these new shareholders were David Tod and Dan Roth of the venture capital firm Torent, Inc.

The facility’s 14” steel shape mill began operating in December 1981 with 75 employees. Today, McDonald Steel is the leading domestic provider of highly engineered hot rolled steel special shapes.