About Us

Galaxie navigates the complex universe of used steel coil processing equipment to quickly meet its customers’ buying and selling needs with value and integrity.

Our Story

Galaxie Corporation is the leading worldwide machinery dealer for buying, selling & stocking Tube & Pipe Mills, Slitting Lines, Cut-to-Length Lines, Rolling Mills, Rollformers and all other equipment associated with coil and steel sheet processing.

In 1985, Galaxie founder John Cauffiel watched as steel plant closures and international competition rocked Detroit’s manufacturing base. But while local car bumper stickers asked, “Will the last one leaving Michigan turn out the lights,” John saw an opportunity: What if a company could link the developing manufacturing markets around the world with quality, used steel coil processing equipment that was becoming available in America’s heavy manufacturing sectors?

Soon, John was on a plane to scout a half dozen countries in Asia and the Pacific Rim – and Galaxie Corporation was born, becoming one of the first used steel machinery firms in the U.S. to venture into the worldwide market. In the years since, Galaxie also has innovated digital and internet tools that dramatically increase accuracy and response time for clients seeking the company’s services and equipment.

Today, Galaxie’s team of specialized sales executives and engineers navigate an international machinery marketplace that links nearly all fifty states with more than three dozen countries on six continents.

What We Do

The used steel coil processing machinery market is a universe ripe with uneven quality and pricing. Galaxie Corporation works with clients to eliminate this uncertainty, delivering value and predictability in meeting a client’s needs.

Unlike other dealers who fragment their knowledge by handling all sorts of heavy equipment, Galaxie team members are specialized experts in steel coil processing – namely buying and selling slitting lines, cut-to-length lines, rolling mills, tube and pipe mills, and metal forming equipment around the globe. Our specialized experience and knowledge of steel processing equipment industry assures a customer has the right machine to match the job.

As a full service machinery dealer Galaxie offers buying, selling, stocking and evaluation of late model used steel processing equipment. Our international following is due to our network of grass roots technical people located throughout the world. Being well capitalized also enables Galaxie to liquidate entire steel processing plants, regardless of location – and deliver the savings. We travel anywhere on the globe at a moment’s notice to serve our customers.

Most importantly, Galaxie has spent three decades building relationships based on integrity, honesty and reliability. Our word is our bond. We do what we say. The evidence is hundreds of repeat customers.

Galaxie Family of Companies

Our Facility

Galaxie’s Detroit-area headquarters includes a 60,000-square-foot, climate-controlled warehouse located only five minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The facility features a huge inventory of top quality used steel processing equipment. We provide transportation so clients can see first hand the full selection of used steel processing equipment available. More space also is available in a second Galaxie warehouse located in the city of Detroit.

Machinery Evaluations

Galaxie now provides used metalworking machinery evaluations based on the many requests from auctioneers and appraisers.

Our team has the extensive experience to accurately evaluate steel processing and tube and pipe equipment – equipment Galaxie sells on a daily basis. We know the valuations in the market and what customers are willing to pay. Our knowledge of the current market allows us to deliver a dead accurate appraisal.

Meet the Galaxie Team

John Cauffiel



Vice President / Certified AMEA Appraiser


Vice President of Sales/Ventas



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