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Phillips Tube Group traces its roots back to 1967 when the late Ralph Phillips opened a machine shop on the outskirts of Shelby, Ohio. Initially named Phillips Welding and Machine, Mr. Phillips realized the need locally for a machine shop. Within one year he secured a government contract and work with local businesses.

Over the years, his business in Shelby grew. First with the purchase of Barker Tower in 1974, a manufacturer of TV antennas, which was later renamed to Phillips Mfg. & Tower Co. In 1979 an addition was added to the facility that allowed tube mills to be brought on site. By 1984, the tube division of Phillips Mfg. & Tower Company became Shelby Welded Tube.

Phillips Tube Group is proud to be the number one fuel filler manufacturer in the world.

Mr. Phillips decided to grow the business in 1993 with the purchase of Armco LP’s Tubing Division, later to become AK Steel, and renamed the entity Middletown Tube Works. Mr. Phillips and his team immediately streamlined the company to provide highly formable coated and non-coated welded steel tube for numerous industries including automotive, HVAC, appliance, mining and construction.

Following the passing of owner and founder, Ralph Phillips, in 2009 operations were taken over by his daughter Angela Phillips. Following this transition, the companies received their WBENC certification in 2010, which showed their status as a woman owned business.


Searching for a career and not just another job? You’ve found the right place. Phillips Tube Group specializes in manufacturing steel tubing and fabricating of steel tubing. As a supplier to many industries, notably the automotive and HVAC industry, we strive to exceed our customer demands. How do we do that? Through our talented people.

We hire hard working and motivated people, put them in a position to be successful, and develop them for potential advancement. We are growing. And we help our people grow along with us.

Benefits and Perks
Excellent medical benefits, tuition reimbursement, a better-than-average 401K match, on-the-job training and leadership development, just to name a few. If you’re committed to helping the company be successful, then we are committed to your success. So, if you’re not afraid of hard work and you’re looking to get off the job carousel at career junction, then this could be your stop. Check out our open positions and see if Phillips Tube Group is the right fit for you.

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