Stephen M. Johnson joined the company in 1995 as a minority partner and Vice-President. Mr. Johnson started his scrap brokerage career in 1976 with Luria Brothers in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1979, he joined Erman – Howell Division of Luria Steel and Trading in Cincinnati, Ohio as District Manager. In 1982, Mr. Johnson joined Siskin Steel in Chattanooga, Tennessee as Vice-President of Marketing. His duties included the formation and development of the scrap brokerage division. Mr. Johnson left the scrap industry in 1985 to work in a family business in Birmingham, Alabama. He re-entered the scrap business with Strickland Trading Inc.
Strickland Trading Inc. is headquartered at 101 Carnoustie in Shoal Creek, Alabama.