Founded on the tough streets of Brooklyn in the mid-80’s, amid the collapse of the regional manufacturing base, two New Yorkers, James Pignetti, ( Jim Netti ) and Jeffrey Zweifler refined a unique approach to metal supply. By memorizing, to the extent possible, all the inventory in the United States, in stainless, nickel, aluminum and titanium, and also by seeking out processors who work these materials, by communicating crisply, clearly, and always being respectful and responsible, even to the smallest user. metalmen has been serving all segments of the North American and international metal market in Aluminum, Stainless, Nickel, and Titanium.
From backyard inventors to NASA engineers, from the Armed Services to start-ups, from University R+D to small manufacturers, metalmen responds with a dogged determination and a market clarity that few major distributors can match. Located now on the same streets that founder Jim delivered newspapers on 50 years ago, metalmen is the definition of a LOCAL company with a GLOBAL vision. metalmen is positioned to respond to your most challenging specialty metal needs.
Founder and President – James A. Pignetti
Jim Netti, as he is known professionally, is a graduate of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Early in his career in metal sales, Jim discovered a passion for providing solutions to engineers who had problematic supply challenges in non-standard and specialty metals. Jim earned a reputation for resourcefulness and responsiveness, in the process developing an extensive network of engineers, skilled processors, and a detailed knowledge of sources of supply and production. With an expanding inventory, coupled with a growing collection of shop tools – managed by a creative work-team – Jim takes pride in addressing complex, highly specified metal supply challenges.