Earle M. Jorgensen Company, also known as EMJ and headquartered in Lynwood, Calif., is one of the largest distributors of metal products in North America. It has more than 40 service and processing centers with an inventory of over 25,000 mechanical tubes, stainless shapes, and hot-rolled and cold-finished carbon and alloy bars. Founded in 1923, the company also offers aluminum, cast iron, brass and chrome bars. Earle M. Jorgensen Company additionally provides special processing services, such as precision saw cutting, plate burning, grinding, honing, roller burnishing, and facing and centering. The company s other services include edge conditioning, electropolishing, plasma beveling, tee splitting, waterjet cutting and thermalizing. Earle M. Jorgensen Company, with one of its locations in Hayward, Calif., is owned and operated by Reliance, which is one of the largest metals service center companies in the United States.