S.H. Bell Company was founded in 1933, and is currently owned and operated by the third and fourth generation Bell family. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, the Company provides handling, warehousing (regular, LME, and CME), processing, packaging, and transportation services at five warehouse locations in five States serving the North American market.
The Company and its subsidiaries presently handle over 80 different products – including ferroalloys, non-ferrous metals, pig iron, scrap metals, frac sand, and industrial minerals used in a wide spectrum of steel, metals, oil/gas/energy, and related industries.
John Bell has been associated with the business for his entire life. During summers while in high school, his first job with the Company involved sweeping the warehouse floors.
Mr. Bell holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and later received an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bell started with the business “full time” in 1973, was appointed Vice President – Sales & Marketing in 1978, and took over as President in 1985 where he continues in that position today.