Detailers of Structural & Miscellaneous Steel
About Us

Tangent Enterprises, Inc. has been providing structural and miscellaneous steel detailing services since May of 1982. Located in Grove City, Ohio, just south of Columbus, Tangent Enterprises has worked for fabricators all over Ohio, in surrounding states, east from Boston to Jacksonville, FL and west as far as Texas and Arkansas. In October of 2000, we moved into a newly built, owner occupied office with space for 12 to 15 detailers. We are a stable company that will be here for the long run.

Tangent Enterprises has two owners who provide estimating and sales, supervision of detailers and checking of drawings. Clarence Himes, the company president, has worked as a detailer and checker for 38 years, both on the staffs of several fabricators and as founder of Tangent Enterprises. Tom Hixon, co-owner, has a B.S. in architecture and has worked as a detailer/checker for 33 years, including supervising a 15-person detailing group prior to joining Clarence at Tangent Enterprises. 

With a current staff of (5) experienced detailers, using AutoCad and the SteelCad structural steel detailing system, Tangent Enterprises can and has detailed projects ranging from a few tons to over 10,000 tons. We have technology to send and receive electronic drawings via e-mail. Although structural steel detailing is our main focus, Tangent Enterprises can provide miscellaneous details (stairs, railing, etc.), truss work, material handling (conveyors, chutes and hoppers, support towers and buildings) and even joist and deck drawings. All drawings are completely checked for accuracy before release for fabrication.