1913 - Joseph Nagusky vertically integrates, turning his new
non-ferrous peddler business into an ingot making operation.
1930 - Mark Nagusky, age 20 and a recent graduate of Harvard
College, starts an illustrious career at Federal Metal that would span more than
1960 - The company moves to its present location in Oakwood
Village, a suburb southeast of Cleveland.
1966 - A.R. Singh begins an impressive career at Federal Metal
that would span 33 years.
1973 - David Nagusky, after 9 years as a successful stockbroker,
starts his career at Federal Metal.
1981 - Rik Kohn begins his long career at the company, and very
soon thereafter establishes a scrap trading and brokerage division at the
1993 - The company installs two state-of-the-art coreless
1993 - A.R. Singh invents the Federalloy group of bismuth brass
alloys. Patents are awarded and several licensees are established.
1995 - David Nagusky begins his term as President of the
Non-Ferrous Founders' Society (NFFS).
1997 - Peter Nagusky, after graduating with a Masters degree in
business, begins his career at the company.
1999 – Mike Fekete joins the company to improve our service to customers. He
brings valuable experience in pricing, sales, shipping, and transportation.
2002 - The company introduces Fingot - Federal's foundry
friendly ingot. The product becomes the industry standard - clean, 100%
metallic, free of any oxides.
2006 - Mike Buyarski joins the company to penetrate the market
for electric furnace alloys, develop conversion and tolling work, and provide
technical service to customers.
2006 - Federal Metal has a record year and for the first time is
named a Weatherhead 100 company, which recognizes the fastest growing businesses
in Northeast Ohio.
2007 – Terri Kelsey
joins the sales team, bringing with her a passion for customer service. Her
skills, knowledge, and experience help the company continue to gain market share
2007 – Another member of the fourth generation, Karen Calo (daughter of David
and sister to Peter), joins the company to implement new ERP software and
streamline front office and accounting functions.
2007 - Chris Greenfield joins the company and is soon promoted
to VP of Purchasing, with responsibility for buying most of the scrap metal
required for production.
2008 - Federal Metal is named the #1 "Centurian" in the
Weatherhead 100 rankings, awarded to the fastest growing company in Northeast
Ohio with more than $100 million in sales.
2010 – After receiving objective
evidence that a majority of employees covered by the
collective bargaining agreement do not want to be
represented by the United Steelworkers, the company
withdraws recognition of the union.
2010 – Peter Nagusky is named President.
David Nagusky assumes the role of Chairman and Chief
2011 – In June, based on results of employee surveys of companies in Northeast Ohio, we were recognized in the Cleveland Plain Dealer as a Top Workplace in an 11-county region.
2012 – for the sixth time in the last 7 years,
Federal Metal is named a Weatherhead 100 company, which
recognizes the fastest growing businesses in Northeast
2015 – Mike Buyarski named COO.
2016 – Rick Kohn retires from Federal after 35 years as VP of Sales. He was replaced by Chris Greenfield.
2017 – Rob Wittenberg joins the company for all financial aspects gaining the office of CFO.
2017 – named supplier of the year by Milwaukee Valve Corporation.