Meet B & M Steel & Welding, Inc.

Since 1974, B&M Steel has been a family-owned business in Union City, Indiana, involved in projects locally and nationwide.

About Us

In 1974, my Grandpa Wallace Bertram, and Uncle Dick Myers purchased a welding company in Union City, Indiana and changed the name to B&M Steel. Their first opportunity was a customer across the street at Union City Mold. In the years to follow, the business grew from a local provider of various steel fabrication to a national service provider. In 1985, ownership of the company was passed onto my dad, Steve Rader and in 2016 to me. I take pride in being the third-generation owner in B&M Steel and strive to treat our clients like family.

The B&M Steel team has a combined experience of 100+ years. I am an NCCCO Certified Crane Operator. All full-time shop employees have completed the OSHA 30-hour course and the ANSI/AWS D1.1 certification.

Meet Our Team


Todd, President

Married since 2017 with one dog-ter and a feathery offspring. He enjoys watching Indiana sports teams, Spartan races, and traveling the globe with family when opportunities arise. He started by sweeping the B&M floors on the weekends in high school. He spent three years in the US Army. Later, he learned that he excelled at different sales and management positions. While attending Ivy Tech for a business degree, he came back to work for the family business full-time in 2005. He spent 11+ years learning the trade from his father Steve in the shop and in the field. Has managed crews for projects including installations of new construction and rebuilds/shutdowns. Previously he has held an NCCCO crane operator certification. On the job training allowed him to take over in June of 2016, transitioning into the role of the president.

Amanda, Office Administrator

She’s a born and raised Buckeye and has been doing bookkeeping since she was 16 yrs old. Over the years she’s been a diligent worker having multiple employers simultaneously. She’s been married since 2002 and has two children and four fur babies. She joined B&M in 2014 part-time, but her added value to the team was quickly noticed and didn’t take long for her to join us full-time. Amanda is a treasured team member dealing with all customer and vendor accounts as well as handling portions of RFQ’s.

Matt, Sales/Mechanical Engineer

Matt joined B&M Steel in 2019. He has a beautiful wife, two children, a dog and a cat. Matt enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, running and cutting metal! After high school, he served in the United States Army Reserves specializing in electronic repair. Later, he went to Ball State University to pursue a music degree but then changed to Ivy Tech Community College to major in Engineering Technology. While there he won several awards including the Dean’s list, Deans Award for Excellence, Indiana’s Readiness Award for Excellence, and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He was also nominated for the All-State US Academic Team. Matt was the first graduate with an Associate in Engineering Technology degree from Ivy Tech (Richmond) and was the first to utilize the transfer pipeline to Purdue. While Matt was attending Purdue, he attended I.U. East simultaneously for a Bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics.
Matt worked as a mechanical engineer in a machine shop for four years. While there he developed a love for machining and CNC machinery. Before working in the steel industry, he worked as an electrician and a fire alarm systems cad designer. We’re happy to have him on our team.

TIG, Office Cat

Tig showed up at B&M near the end of 2017, pleading from outside to allow him to come in and prove himself as a valuable addition. His main tasks are to greet vendors and customers daily, check the Cintas rugs for quality, and be a live paperweight (sometimes even when not needed). Luckily for us, his income is room and board. If not for the deal on his salary B&M may not be able to afford him. His work ethic is uncanny as he can be found at the shop 24/7.

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1251 S. State Road 32 W. Union City, IN 47390 USA.

(765) 964 - 5868

(765) 964 - 6956