Structural Steel Services, Inc.
Structural Steel Services, Inc., located in Meridian, Mississippi, had small
beginnings with only 34 employees when it began in 1975. The company’s founder,
Tommy Dulaney, attributes much of the success of his company to the support of
his local community, including two Meridian businessmen, Sammie Davidson and
Tommy Webb, now deceased, who provided financial backing for Structural Steel
Services in its formative years. It is still locally owned and operated by Tommy
Dulaney, who was born in Louisville, and moved to
Meridian as a child. Dulaney tried his hand at owning his own company after
leaving another steel fabricator in the area. He decided to stay in Meridian to
found his company because, as he says, “there is no place like home”.
Steel Services provides custom fabrication for commercial manufacturers and
producers, serving 15 to 20 job sites at any given time. The company has
formerly been a large exporter of commercial steel overseas, but now distributes
mostly within the United States. Its main consumer base has been power companies
including American Electric Power, Southern Electric, and KCP&L out of Kansas
City, Missouri. Structural Steel has grown to employ approximately 380
employees, many of whom began work when the company was founded. Structural
Steel has grown rapidly but consistently; its annual volume now tops over $200
million a year.
Heavily committed to community involvement, especially in
education, Structural Steel provides endowment scholarships for students at
Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi State
University-Meridian Campus, and the University of Southern Mississippi in
Hattiesburg. The company also contributed to the new building fund for the
University of Mississippi Law School.
To contact Structural Steel Service, Inc.
in Meridian, call 601-483-5381 or email Eddie Partridge at