One touch of nature makes the whole world kin

Tell Steel was founded in 1959 by Tell D. Tuffli and his son, Don L. Tuffli. After several years in the metals industry, Tell Tuffli knew that giving the customer what they wanted when they wanted it was true customer service.


Our motto “First In Service” was the cornerstone in the building of our Company. In the early years Tell, his son Don and daughter Dale depended on a power hack saw and one truck to fulfill their promise of “First In Service”.

Today we offer our processing services using 10 automatic band saws, 2 multiple torch programmable flame cutting machines, 1 plasma cutting machine, 2 plate shears and 2 water jet machines. Other services now offered include punching, drilling, Blanchard Grinding and miter cutting. Our fleet of trucks has grown to 9.

We now have over 50 people dedicated to serving you as our customers. Throughout our history, Tell Steel has continually worked to increase and diversify our inventory based on our customers needs. We intend to keep that tradition alive. From the original 5,000 square foot single Bay, we have grown to a 100,000 foot multiple Bay facility stocking over 4,000 different products and sizes.

We thank all of our customers for giving us the opportunity to serve them and pledge to continue to provide the product and services you require..


That’s Heavy!


Square Feet of Inventory


Years in Business


Million Pounds of Metal

Originally conceived to serve the Long Beach area, we now serve clients across the country. And, if you’re wondering, Yes… we have 8,500 TONS of metal ON SITE!

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