The foundation the R&M Steel Company is built upon was poured in 1968 in State College, Pennsylvania. The City of State College passed an ordinance that required fire escapes be added to all buildings that housed apartments for college students.
Seeing an opportunity, R&M Steel founder Robert “Rob” Roberts had steel delivered to the buildings impacted by the new ordinance. Just 22 years old at the time, Roberts built the fire escapes on site. [Read more…]