CommonwealthMetal Company
About Us

established in 1988

Where it all started

Having worked in the metals industry for several decades, Suzzanne Stilwell had a vision for a metals company that could supply Tri-state area businesses with all of their metal needs at a low price and delivered on-time. She also wanted to create a business that could carry out fabrication economically and efficiently with the very finest in quality. Out of this vision, in 1988, Ms. Stilwell started Commonwealth Metal Company in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania and a remarkable new business opened its doors.

Now, with over thirty years in business, Commonwealth Metal has grown to become a valued supplier of metal to many businesses, both large and small. Moreover, the company has gained a vast amount of experience in fabricating all manner of metal projects of all sizes. This is because Commonwealth Metal has the most expert fabricating staff with welders that are among the very finest in the metals industry.


unique service

Capability statement

    Superior management

    Streamline your project with our expert management, delivering timely completion and exceptional results by optimizing resources and communication.

    Focus on quality and safety

    Prioritize safety and satisfaction with our meticulous adherence to quality standards and stringent safety protocols.

    Perform all work in-house

    Experience integrated control as our in-house experts collaborate seamlessly, ensuring consistent quality and reducing project risks.

    Ethical and honest business practices

    Trust in our transparent and ethical approach, forging a dependable partnership built on integrity and open communication.


  • 332312 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing
  • 332313 Plate Work Manufacturing
  • 332323 Ornamental & Architectural Metal Work Manufacturing
  • 332996 Fabricated Pipe & Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
  • 332999 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product
  • 423510 Metal Service Centers & Other Metal Merchant

published article

"Woman of Steel"

by Matthew Donelson, 1998


Suzzanne Stilwell is the owner and president of Commonwealth Metal Company, a 100% female-owned company. The company has been in business since 1988. Commonwealth Metal is a warehouse distribution company, providing all types of metal including structural carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and brass. Commonwealth Metal stocks different types of metal products, distributes innovative and long-lasting, abrasive stair products, which can be used in-and-outdoors. Commonwealth Metal also cuts to size and does specialty fabrication. Ms. Stilwell has an extensive background in metal industry. Prior to founding Commonwealth Metal, she worked for three major metal warehouses and was purchasing agent for a company that purchased metal products. So, when she began Commonwealth Metal, Ms. Stilwell already had some insight into the business. Some of her company's customers include the Port Authority Transit Company, Huntingdon Valley Country Club, SEPTA, PennDOT, NJ Transit, Strick Corporation, and the Heinz Corporation. Commonwealth Metal is located in the Philadelphia area, it provides metals and service to businesses within a 50 mile radius. Commonwealth Metal has even done business in the Scranton area. Ms. Stilwell has a core of seven people working for her, and has the ability to secure additional qualified individuals if the job requires a bigger team. The welders in her service department have multiple certifications, thereby enabling them to perform many different and highly specialized services within the company.

Ms. Stilwell is a member of the Association of Women in the Metal Industry. She is a board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, and holds the Public Policy & Government Affairs Chair. She is a Board member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Past President of the National Association of Women Construction (NAWIC), Valley Forge/Philadelphia Chapter. Ms. Stilwell's success has not gone unnoticed. She was recognized in the June edition of the Small Business News for being one of the area's Top Twenty Women in non-traditional businesses, and also received an award from NAWBO for that distinction. She has also been featured several times in the Small Business News of Philadelphia, and in the Business Section of the Philadelphia Daily News. In addition, SEPTA invited Ms. Stilwell to address a group at one of its small business programs about "how to do business with their agency", and also on the topic of doing business as a small business person.

In 1997, after attending one of DRPA's workshops, Commonwealth Metal won a job at the DRPA. She says she regularly attends seminars and workshops not only to gain knowledge about "how to" do business with a potential customer, but also to meet other businesses, and build potential business contacts. Her feeling is, "If the customer cares enough to have a seminar, and invite Commonwealth Metal Company, then she should be there". Ms. Stilwell feels strongly that one should treat their customer the way he or she would like to be treated. She adds, "never underestimate the customer's knowledge of your products". She tells her business owners that being certified as a MBE or WBE is important, and it is a business decision, but not the answer to everything. She adds, business owners still have to know their products, know their industry, and be able to develop other customers in order to grow.

Commonwealth Metal Company1957 Pioneer Road, Building E-1Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-0312Phone: 215 394-8234Fax: 215 394-8313Email: cmc_inc_@hotmail.com
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