Mapes LBH, Inc. is an employee owned corporation comprised of three separate operating companies, Mapes & Sprowl Steel, JIT Steel Service, and Cortran.
The name is in honor of Mr. Mapes, who along with a partner, founded Mapes and Sprowl in the early 1900s, and the initials LBH, in honor of Lewis B. Hamity. Lew Hamity purchased Mapes & Sprowl from the original family in 1981 and transformed it into a nationally recognized service center.
In 1990 he awarded his workforce with partial ownership in the company. The employees completed the transformation to a 100% employee owned company in 2003.