Our History

35 Years of American Values

In the mid-1980s, the steel industry was enduring rapid changes. Joe Halter, president of Solmet Technologies, saw new trends emerging and recognized a need for metallurgical testing in the area — largely due to the Timken Company’s increase in steel volume.

In December 1985, Solmet Technologies was born. The company initially became successful in outsourced metallurgical testing. In fact, Solmet was among the first to provide industry-standard test samples for primary steel manufacturers in the country.

Solmet expanded in the mid-1990s by forming partnerships with key players in the oil and gas industry, delivering custom made shafts and other forged parts.

70 employees, 15 have been with us for more than 15 years

Over the last 35 years, Solmet has achieved success as a result of the relationships built within the industry. The company boasts more than 70 employees, 15 who have been with the company for more than 15 years, including 9 employees who have been with Solmet for 25 years.

Solmet’s experience will allow the company to forge ahead into the next decade as a leader in the forging industry.

Contact us to learn more about Solmet’s history.