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Alro Overview

Jackson, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
1948
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Alro Steel runs its service centers like a grocery store for metals, keeping what customers need in easy reach. The service center operator provides processing services such as aluminum circle cutting, CNC flame cutting, forming, and machining. The company carries an extensive ... Read more

Mission: To ensure the long term success of Alro and its people by exceeding our customers' expectations.

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Alro – Why Work For Us?


Welcome to Alro.com. Your grocery store for metals!

Alro is a distributor of metals, industrial supplies, and plastics. Beginning in 1948, Alro Steel was incorporated in a small garage in Jackson, Michigan. The name "Al-Ro" was derived from the first two letters from brothers Al & Robert Glick. Al began the company during a steel shortage in the 1940's which was due to the military demands of World War II. Al found a niche matching up companies with steel needs to companies with excess steel. Today, Alro has grown to over 60 locations in 12 states.

Alro processes and distributes metals, plastics and industrial supplies with next day delivery to over 25,000 customers in North America. To learn more, click on the product pages for Metals, Industrial Supplies, or Plastics.

Alro Plastics product offerings include sheet, rod, tube and film in categories such as general engineering, high performance and fiberglass. Processing capabilities include CNC saw cutting, waterjet, die cutting, CNC routing, CNC milling, drilling, tapping, bending, forming, welding and turned parts. 

Alro Industrial Supply offers a wide variety of products including cutting tools, abrasives, die supplies, tool management, fans, gages, gloves, hand tools, lubricants, machinery, measuring tools and MRO supplies. The industrial supply division has been part at Alro since 1964. 


Alro Metals Outlet locations act as an outlet store for metals, plastics and hardware supplies. We stock a broad range of products in a convenient retail setting. Metals Outlet specializes in small and large orders, perfect for do-it-yourself (DIY), machine shops and maintenance departments. We sell drops as well as standard length material in bar, sheet and plate. We can process orders often while you wait. 


Alro Online Store is your single source for metals, plastics and industrial supplies. Customers can browse our vast inventory and learn about processing options. Detailed information is available including sizes, grades, properties, chemical composition, typical uses, pricing and inventory availability. Our grid based product selection makes buying metals and plastics simple. 

Alro Steel is a distributor of metals, industrial supplies, and plastics. Founded in 1948 by brothers, Alvin and Robert Glick, Alro Steel began in a small garage in Jackson, Michigan. The company name was derived from the first two letters from Al & Robert. Today, Alro has grown to over 60 locations in 12 states. Alro offers cut-to-size metals and plastics with next day delivery to over 25,000 customers in North America, selling a broad inventory of products under the following companies: Alro Steel, Alro Metals, Alro Metals Outlet, Alro Industrial Supply, and Alro Plastics. Focused on exceeding our customers' expectations, we build relationships with all our customers, large and small.

Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Alro offers rewarding and challenging career opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package. We work hard to provide our teammates with comprehensive on-the-job training for a multitude of business disciplines, so that they can maximize their career expectations.

Most importantly, employment at Alro is about being a part of something bigger. It’s about being on a team that employs the highest levels of loyalty, honesty and integrity. It’s about exceeding customer expectations on a daily basis by taking a true interest in their needs. An Alro career provides a dynamic work environment that allows our teammates to learn, grow and succeed in whatever they put their minds to, both personally and professionally.

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    They provide you with months of training and give you all the necessary tools to succeed.

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    I have nothing bad to say about my experience thus far. Wonderful company.

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Alro Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Alro.

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    The interview process was nothing like I have ever experienced. I submitted my resume and received a call 2 weeks later for an interview. There was no phone interview. I arrived early to take the Wonderlic test and a math test. After I took the tests I met with regional manager and manager of the position I applied for. The position was not explained correctly on their job posting. If I did not ask the right questions I would have gotten into a position I was not looking for. They did not ask any relevant interview questions. They wanted to know why I was looking for a job and how much was I looking to earn. I was asking more questions than they were asking me, which was great because the position I applied for was nothing like the description on there job posting. Wasted my time!

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