Vested Metals specializes in hard-to-find alloys, grades and sizes
After five years working for a Pennsylvania steel mill, selling raw materials to medical device makers in the Midwest, Viv Helwig decided to strike out on his own as a steel distributor. The company, based in St. Augustine, hit $1 million in 2017, surpassed $2.5 million in 2018 and was expected to end 2019 with nearly $5 million in sales. The company buys from steel mills, including Helwig’s old employer, and sells to machine shops that work for orthopedic medical device makers and other types of manufacturers.
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