Since its inception in 1978 as a small family-owned business in the heart of Lenoir City, TN, George Sarten, Darter Steel founder, utilized his vast experience in the steel industry to build the companyai??i??s foundation. In 1980 George Sarten Jr. began work in the small family owned business, Then in 1985 Kathy Sarten Reed started working in the company. Darter Steel has evolved into a major flat-rolled steel distributor and service center. The company today has grown from when it was started but still keeps that family-own business mentality and has a 3rd generationAi?? working in the company Chase Disney and Ashley Sarten. In January 2012 George Sarten passed away leaving the company to George Sarten Jr. and Kathy Sarten Reed. What has made Darter Steel the great company it is today by exceeding our customers expiations in the quality of our material and our outstanding customer service.