We take great pride in our position as a leader in the stainless steel industry as well as in our heritage as a family-run business.


Our mission is to leave the world better than we found it. This means delivering quality products and trustworthy service while supporting blue-collar workers and their families. Over the last 30 years, we have followed this mission. As a result, we’ve built up not only ourselves, but our employees and our partners.

We’re proud of what we’ve built. With family, integrity, and perseverance, we uphold that pride. We’ll continue to do so today, for the next 30 years, and beyond.


Our vision for S&S International is to continue to transform the stainless steel industry and use our work to bring the opportunity of the American Dream to all communities. We want to push the boundaries and see what we can help our partners build next. We also want to continue to support an industry that relies on and appreciates workers.

S&S International is home to 255 employees working to take care of their families and put their kids through college. We support our blue-collar workers the best way we can, allowing them to build better lives for themselves and their families.



When a company is not just a business, but a reflection on a family, its commitment to quality cannot be underestimated. It’s our belief at SSI that every product we create represents our family’s commitment to hard work, quality products, and customer satisfaction. It’s a commitment we take seriously because it’s more than just a business to us.


Integrity is not just a company value, it’s a family value. In our family, we’re taught not just to strive for success, but to achieve it in the right way- by treating people fairly, working hard, and never cutting corners. Our commitment to this value doesn’t end there however. It also extends to our environment, pushing us to always do what’s right for the planet our children will one day inherit.


It takes more than an idea to start a company. More than confidence. It takes the will to overcome every challenge you’ll face and the determination to continue on even when times are tough. We know of the sacrifices it took to start this company and we honor that by making the same commitment to persevering that was made by those before us.

Whatever your definition of success is, it cannot be attained without maximizing your time, focus and energy.

CHHOTALAL “CHARLES” PATEL President, S&S International




Chhotalal “Charles” Patel, founder and president, immigrated to the United States and began working in the steel industry. His hardwork and perseverance would eventually transform the American stainless steel industry.


After devoting 20 years of his life to the industry, Charles started his own stainless steel company. 5,000 square feet in Mt. Prospect, IL would become the first home of S&S International. Soon after, they had expanded enough to move to a larger facility in Wood Dale.


S&S acquired Precision Thin Metals, thereby growing our capabilities with the addition of the Specialties Rolled Metals Re-Roll Division.


In 2001, S&S had grown substantially and we were ready to expand. We opened a new corporate headquarters in Carol Stream, IL which allowed us to offer complete in-house capabilities.


Today, we’re celebrating 30 years of business. We continue to provide quality service and product to our clients while supporting blue-collar workers and our community.