As RMTS continues to grow, Jim Petkus from James Steel Tube joins the RMTS team!

Jim’s work history includes 32 years from all aspects of the tube production and operation. Started     packaging tubes in 1985, to Mill foreman, then Plant Manager Superintendent and then becoming President and General Manager in 2008. 

As he grew into each position he was able to provide increased and improved results through efficiency and profitability, scrap reduction, cost reduction and running a lean operation. Training and developing mill operators and supervisors was key to maintaining continued improvements. Jim is capable of understanding how the customer would be using the product and is able to adjust the product line or shape to fit.  Jim is experienced in producing products and shapes including difficult D/T ratios (examples: 7x1-1/4” rectangle x 3/16” wall – 6.625” x .100” wall – 5” x .075” wall) and many other structural sizes, small diameter mechanical in a wide range of gauges and materials. Jim’s experience ranges from small mechanical tube, large structural, conduit, energy and everything in between. You name it, he has most likely run it. 

Jim possess that “Can do attitude”. He is an out of the box thinker. He brings years of expertise in steel purchasing, negotiation (vendor –  customer - Union) and is also a Member of the Tube and Pipe Producing Council. In 2017 Jim will be the Vice Chair for the Tube and Pipe producing Council.

Jim’s vast experience will add even more depth to the RMTS support team to continue to service our customers on all things tube/pipe and roll form from A to Z. Jim can be reached at or on his cell at 219-276-5641.

Please send him a quick message when you update his contact info and join us welcoming Jim to the RMTS family!