Our Divisions 3

Owen Industries is comprised of five key divisions that all work together to meet the changing needs of our customers.


Owen Industries is the parent company of several steel processing and fabrication companies throughout the Midwest. Our oldest division, PVS Structures, was founded in Omaha, NE as Paxton & Vierling Iron Works in 1885, and focused primarily on our foundry and structural products. The company eventually rebranded as Paxton & Vierling Steel (PVS) in 1954, and our logo has worn the badge of PVS ever since. In the 1950s the ownership broke ground for a new steel facility in Sioux City, Iowa that would be named Missouri Valley Steel (MVS). Concurrently, Paxton & Vierling branched into Service Center Warehouse sales in the 1960s, and eventually split off as a separate entity when it moved into more advanced steel processing in the late 1990s. This company is now called PVS Metals and resides in a state of the art facility in Carter Lake, IA. Owen’s next focus was the northern tier, and a new plant called Northern Plains Steel (NPS) was built in Fargo, ND that also specialized in warehouse and metals processing. Our latest iteration is also in the northern tier and is called Northern Plains Finishing (NPF) that focuses on powder coating for OEM and other similar customers. Owen Industries, a private company powered by over 400 dedicated professionals, believes that the best projects are those that view the customer and supplier relationship as a partnership, and that proper execution is one in which all parties can be successful.

Our Divisions

PVS Metals

Unmatched Processing Capabilities

NPS Metals

Steel to Meet Your Needs

MVS Metals

Superior Manufactured Products

NPF Finishing

Enhanced Powder Coating Quality

PVS Structures

First-Class Industrial Fabrication