About Us

West Memphis Steel is a full-line hot rolled service center located in West Memphis, AR. WMS is a leader in the region for carbon steel and first stage processed parts. WMS Services Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee with next day deliveries while also maintaining weekly shipments nationwide. The combination of holding a huge inventory with processing capabilities has made WMS one of the most respected and reliable service centers in the Southeast.


West Memphis Steel is built on a foundation of improving people’s lives and maintaining a family atmosphere where our entrepreneurial spirit thrives. We provide our employees with a safe, healthy work environment and opportunities to enrich their lives and careers. Our mission is to offer a customer service experience that exceeds all expectations and enables our customers to excel in their business.



West Memphis Steel is owned by President and Chief Executive Officer, Byron P. Besser, since 1988.

 Mr. Besser literally grew up in the steel service business. He came to West Memphis Steel out of Memphis State University (now University of Memphis) as the nephew of the co-owner, Louis Barg. He worked as a salesman for several years and was able to acquire West Memphis Steel in 1988.

“We strive to be the best service-oriented steel distribution center in the South.  I am excited about the future and our growth moving forward.  Thank you for your loyal business.”
—Byron Besser

Our laser program includes seven tables to support high volume demands for our customers. We offer spot orders, monthly agreements and quarterly contractual agreements.