Company Description and History


Merchants Metals is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fencing materials in the United States.  Owned by CRH, a $27B global leader with more than 1,900 locations in 34 countries, approximately 92,000 employees, and the largest company in Dublin, Ireland. Merchant Metals focuses on three closely related core businesses:


  1. Primary Materials
  2. Value-Added Building Products
  3. Specialty Building Materials Distribution


Originally established in 1953 as Gibraltar Fence, Merchants Metals acquired this company in 1969.  In 1989 the company merged with Ivy Steel & Wire and Meadow Steel Products to form MMI Products, Inc.  In 2006, CRH decided to establish a platform in construction accessories in the USA and in April of this year, Oldcastle, CRH’s US-Based company, acquired MMI Products, Inc.  Merchants Metals products are currently manufactured and distributed through 5 manufacturing plants and 40 service centers nationwide.


Manager Trainees (Internship Opportunity)


Merchants Metals is looking for future leaders who share the values of integrity, strong work ethic, and ambitious team player to join our organization.  We are actively seeking talented individuals who are willing to be trained and mentored in various service centers with the goal of preparing them to manage service centers in 18 to 24 months.


We have a dynamic Internship program in place to ensure the individual gains knowledge and experience in various corporate and branch departments including warehouse, accounting, information technology, human resources, customer service, outside sales, marketing, purchasing, credit, and any other applicable areas of branch operations.


The individual will be assigned an executive mentor to aid in their acclimation of the organization and the specific internship locations, ensure intern receives on-the-job training in various areas, manage and track daily work schedules to ensure intern is properly trained, and ensure intern receives formal feedback and evaluation from various key stakeholders.


After the Internship is completed and there is mutual interest between the intern and Merchants Metals, the intern MUST be able to relocate to one of our 40 distribution centers throughout the United States as a full-time, Service Center Manager.