Mid-Carolina Steel and Recycling Company

Merchant
1983-Present

7425 Fairfield Road
Columbia, SC

FAMILIES: Seidenberg

In 1983, Fred Seidenberg, son of Oscar Seidenberg (1915-1989) and Helen Greenberg Seidenberg (1921-1999), left Columbia Steel and Metal Co., which his father co-owned, and founded Mid-Carolina Steel and Recycling Company. In 2002, as larger companies increasingly competed with smaller ones in the scrap metal business, Seidenberg added an ornamental iron distribution center to Mid-Carolina to diversify its sources of revenue. From the distribution center, Mid-Carolina sells ornamental iron components manufactured by other companies.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

JHSSC Office
Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843 953 3918
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