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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”.

Structural 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