Al & Debbie Riha, high school sweethearts, married in November 1967. With three small children Al and Debbie took a leap of faith and started their own business to provide for their growing family - Southern Copper was incorporated in December of 1987. Starting small in the family laundry room, the need for space became quickly apparent. Southern Copper bought a permanent location in 1990. What started as a family owned and operated business turned into a small business completed with outside salesman and warehouse staff. Southern Copper is still family owned and operated, and remains in the same physical location that was purchased in 1990.
Over 30+ years Southern Copper has received support from our vendors and employees alike, and with that support and positive feedback we are able to reach unimaginable heights. It is our mission to be viewed by our family of customers and employees as a metal service center that is: Quick, Affordable, and Uncomplicated when distributing raw metals.