About Universal Tube & Rollform

Our History

Universal Tube & Rollform Machine Shop and WarehouseFounded in 1984 by Ralph Girkins, Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment has always been committed to being the number one supplier of tube, pipe, and roll form machinery. In 2005 Ken Metzger, Ralph Girkins, and Laura Smirin formed Universal Controls Group (UCG) to offer customers more options when buying machinery. UCG builds new control panels, drive systems, die accelerators, and other electrical components and is located in the same facility as Universal Tube & Rollform. Working together over the years has enabled us to offer a wide array of cost-efficient services that sets us apart from other dealers. In 2020 Universal Controls Group acquired Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment to combine our companies into one great team. Our product and service capabilities will continuously grow to serve the requirements of our ever-growing and diverse customer base.

Universal Tube & Rollform and Universal Controls Group is an all-in-one source for metalworking machinery. Together we offer one of the largest in-stock machine inventories, machine reconditioning, on-site field services, new controls, drive systems, buying and selling options for your surplus machinery, and more. Visit our services page to view photos and details about our many capabilities.

Our Team

Our knowledgeable team has over a century of combined experience in the tube, pipe, and roll forming industries and can quickly turn your manufacturing goal into a finished product. Customers can purchase machinery direct off our floor as is, or we can put together a custom production line with your choice of new or used equipment, manufacturers, automation controls, and price range. Fax (419) 872-2364, or email us a drawing of the part you need to make, and we would be happy to send you a quotation.

Our Location

Visit us for a tour to view all that we have to offer in new and used tube mills, roll formers, cut-offs, high-frequency welders, straighteners, control systems, and much more. We are in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, which is just an hour from Detroit Metro Airport. Schedule a visit to take a look around and to discuss with us your manufacturing requirements.

Universal Tube & Rollform Team

Ralph Girkins

Ralph Girkins

Owner

Laura Smirin

Laura Smirin

Owner

Ken Metzger

Ken Metzger

Owner

Dean Dutched

Dean Dutched

Vice President of Sales

Mark Olson

Mark Olson

Senior Sales Manager

Bill Hammer

Bill Hammer

Sales

Jennifer Kinney

Jennifer Kinney

Purchasing

Bonnie Hassall

Bonnie Hassall

Marketing Director

Marty Haas

Marty Haas

Machine Shop Manager