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Elma Steel & Equipment Installs Steel Manager III (SM3) from 4GL Solutions

Markham, ON — September 29, 2014 —4GL Solutions announced today the installation of their ERP metal center specific software, Steel Manager III, at Elma Steel & Equipment Ltd., a multi-location service center with distribution centers in Listowel, Owen Sound and Cambridge, Ontario. “We are very happy to welcome Elma Steel & Equipment to the 4GL Solutions customer family”, said George Walton, President of 4GL Solutions. “Elma Steel offers a wide variety of metal and has the largest stock in the area.  Elma Steel was searching for ERP software that was specifically developed for the metals industry, would provide the functionality to accommodate their wide variety of products and value added services, and accommodate their sizeable retail business. Steel Manager III is a perfect fit.”

In addition to Steel Manager III, Elma also installed 4GL’s MTR Automation module, making the retrieval and automatic Emailing or faxing of Material Test Reports effortless.  

About Elma Steel & Equipment

For more than 40 years, Elma Steel & Equipment Ltd. has been the supplier of steel to an extensive customer base throughout Southwestern Ontario. The company has grown substantially since its founding by Jack and Rebecca Schildroth. Today it remains a family-owned operation.

Elma Steel & Equipment Ltd. operates three branches in Listowel, Owen Sound and Cambridge.

Living up to its reputation as The Great Steel Place, the company strives to maintain a diverse inventory and competitive prices for its customers. A wide selection of inventory on hand includes Hot Rolled Bar, Cold Rolled Bar, Structural Beams, Channel, Angle & Rebar, Mesh Mats & Rolls, HSS, DOM, ERW & Random Tubing, Prime & Structural Grade Pipe, Threaded Rod, Sheet & Plate, Expanded Metal & Grating, and Aluminum & Stainless Bars, Sheet & Plate. Services include Rebar bending, saw cutting and painting.

About 4GL Solutions

4GL Solutions, founded in 1984, is a leading source for customized ERP Metal Center Software, specifically designed for the steel and metal industry. Our state-of-the-art Steel Manager III (SM3) metal industry software package is an enterprise level, completely integrated system encompassing inventory management, purchasing, sales, in-house processing, outside processing, shipping, bar coding, MTR retrieval, accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger program.

4GL Solutions’ Enterprise Steel Manager III Metal Center software system is installed in customer sites throughout Canada and the United States, and internationally in the Middle East.


For more information, please contact:

Paul Parsons

Vice President, Sales & Marketing


Steel Manager III