Circa 1985: Young JT studies a steel service center catalogue atop a snowman he built with Jim Terhune Sr. (right)
After time spent in the Army, Jim Terhune Sr. began in the metals field over 40 yrs ago. In the late 90's, James Terhune Jr. began to take interest in the metals field as well and followed suite by going into the Army, then the metals field! Now they are in business together with a combined 60+ years in metals experience.
2015: Jim Terhune Sr. and JT pose together at T&T Materials holiday party
Jim Terhune Sr.
One of the founders of T&T Legacy Metals LLC, Jim Terhune Sr. has nearly 40 years of experience in the raw materials industry. Jim developed his knowledge as a staff member with the industry leaders in raw materials during his service with Carpenter Technology and Joseph T. Ryerson as-well-as from the perspective of entrepreneur and small business owner, having successfully created, grown and sold a thriving $10M metals brokerage company prior to his current success with T&T Materials, Inc. (T&T Legacy Metals' government-focused sister company). Jim’s ability to incubate and successfully grow businesses has included industries such as metals warehousing/distribution, commercial cleaning, personnel placement, real estate and restaurants.
Prior to working in metals, Tony has worked in automobile rentals and sales and technology sales. Tony is bilingual in English & Spanish and has a wide variety of skills including (but not limited to) driving trucks, auto mechanics, welding & IT. Most recently he was supervising several sales associates for a technology company responsible for almost $1billion in annual revenue. He graduated from University at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems in 2011
Prior to working at T&T Legacy Metals, Joella worked for a technology company as a Market & Development Specialist, managing customer projects worth up to $1 million in revenue. Her passion has always been serving the community and helping people. She is currently back in school pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Buffalo State college and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University at Buffalo.
James Terhune II (JT)
One of the founders of T&T Legacy Metals LLC, James Terhune II (JT), has served in the metals industry for over 20 years. He started cutting metals inside Kodak at 18yrs old for his father, Jim Terhune, at their first family-owned metals business, Industrial Metals. He departed from the family business and after obtaining a Bachelor's Degree from SUNY at Buffalo, he worked at a Rochester / Buffalo based steel company for over thirteen years, where he served in a variety of roles; including project manager, plant manager and outside sales manager. The last position he held before this most recent pairing with his father in metals was as General Manager for a stainless steel fabricator in Buffalo, NY. JT has a passion for metals and truly enjoys working directly with our customers.
In addition to assisting with the production and maintenance of marketing media for T&T Legacy Metals, Sarah also serves as Quality Compliance Coordinator for T&T Materials, Inc. Her variety of talents have been utilized at T&T Materials, Inc. for over a decade. She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from University at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from SUNY Brockport.
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