Chicago Tube and Iron announces the opening of its newest distribution facility in Locust, N.C., 20 minutes from Charlotte.

Chicago Tube and Iron, one of the largest specialty metal service centers in the country, has been a distributor of pipe, tubing, valves, fittings and bar products for more than 100 years. The company noted it is excited to expand its service and experience to the Carolinas and the Southern region.

The initial inventory at CTI’s Locust distribution facility will include a full line of stainless-steel products — pipe, tubing, flat bar, angle and round bar. With planned growth for 2016, Chicago Tube and Iron noted it will continue to expand the new distribution facility to include all types of metal, including aluminum and carbon products.