Combined Metals of Chicago is a processor and distributor of stainless steel and nickel-based alloys. The company serves a wide range of industries, including the appliance, medical, construction, petrochemical and automotive industries. It provides flat-rolled stainless steel strips, sheets and foils to more than 15,000 industrial customers. The company s areas of expertise include precision rolling, polishing, buffing, slitting and blanking. Combined Metals of Chicago is accredited by the Chicago Minority Business Development Council and is an ISO 9001:2000-certified company. Its technical customer service unit provides support in the areas of specification development, product design and materials selection to its clients. The company has branches at various locations, including Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Bellwood, Elgin and Hampshire, Ill.