Christy Metals Inc.
Christy Metals Inc. is not a company that believes in taking its time on its work for clients, Vice President Lance Shelton says. “We respond quickly to customers’ needs,” he says. “We also like to keep our lead times to less than a week.”
Based in Northbrook, Ill., the company manufactures standard and custom non-ferrous sheet metal products such as strips, sheets, wires, tubes, coils and bars. Founder Creighton Helms started Christy Metals 51 years ago.
Today, it operates under the umbrella of Helms Performance Group Inc., and under the ownership of Helms’ son, President Christy Helms. In January 2014, “He bought out his father and his brother,” Shelton says.