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November 15, 2016

Why Should I Select Surplus Steel in Houston, TX? Surplus steel is the ideal construction choice for projects in which you’re looking for strength and durability but don’t require a perfect facade. With a large quantity of less-than-prime surplus steel, Texas Iron and Metal is the ideal choice for fulfilling your construction needs. Still not sure?… Read more »

November 3, 2016

Advantages of Using Angle Iron Angle iron is a highly recognizable and versatile type of structural steel. It gets used in thousands of different manufacturing and construction projects that range from ladders to go-cart frames. Its ubiquitous comes directly from its ability to provide users with following key advantages: Affordable.  Angle iron is a strong yet… Read more »

October 14, 2016

Industries That Use Steel in Houston TX Houston, TX loves its steel. It is a growing metropolitan port city defined by the three industries that are the largest steel consumers by sector: Construction, transport, and machinery/manufacturing. Each of these industries is always in need of both general-purpose and specially manufactured steel products in just a… Read more »

October 3, 2016

How Recyclers  Transform Rusted Ships into Valuable Scrap Steel The Port of Houston is one of the world’s busiest ports, alive with hulking commercial and military ships. However, even the toughest steel-hulled ship will eventually succumb to the trials of time and sea, and thus must be broken down so that the valuable scrap steel Houston… Read more »

September 5, 2016

What type of uses are there for the products found at steel dealers? Steel dealers specialize in purchasing and selling quality surplus metal and steel. This includes extra unused steel from worksites, recycled metal products, and warehouse surpluses. Steel dealers buy up these excess materials so that they can go on to fulfill a variety… Read more »

August 15, 2016

Absolutely! If you’re looking for steel for your next project, then it’s important to carefully select the right Houston steel dealer. Partnering with a qualified Houston steel dealer makes it easier to find exactly what you want, when you want it, and without spending more than the going market rate. Plus, the very steel that… Read more »

August 3, 2016

Working with Stainless Steel Tubing   It’s no secret that being a coastal city, Houston has its share of problems arising from salt wind and humidity-induced corrosion. It’s why having specialty stainless steel tubing is a must in many industries that are both directly in contact with a salty environment, such as shipping and offshore… Read more »

May 10,2016

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May 11,2016

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May 12,2016

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June 15, 2016

Questions to ask Houston steel dealers about steel tubing Houston steel dealers offer a variety of steel tubing quality and services. Asking the right questions before you make a final purchase ensures that you buy the best steel tubing, for the best price, all with great service. Before you select a Houston steel dealer, consider… Read more »

May 25, 2016

All types of steel are typically sold as surplus, including standard steel products like angle iron, steel channel, steel tubing, I-beams, bars, plates, sheet metal and pipes. Some products may be better to buy new, like pipes for plumbing applications, but in most cases, surplus steel is almost as good as equivalent products made with… Read more »

May 24, 2016

If it is in good condition, surplus pipe can be used for transporting liquids or gases, if that was what they were originally designed for. They can also be used as fence posts, sign posts, light posts and poles for mounting wind generators or antennas. Surplus pipe can be welded together to create trusses for… Read more »

May 24, 2016

Many commercial and industrial buildings use steel tubing as structural components, such as rafters for roofs or as studs or posts. They can also be used in pole barns on farms or ranches as corner posts, wall studs or horizontal purlins. On trailers, they can be used to support the roof deck or as main… Read more »

May 23, 2016

Like any commodity, steel is subject to the economic realities of supply and demand. When demand for steel products is high and customers are chasing a limited supply, the prices will go up to balance the demand, eventually bringing both demand and price back down to a reasonable level. When the supply is abnormally high,… Read more »

May 23, 2016

It depends on the product and the particular supplier. When possible, steel suppliers will try to obtain steel products as close to Houston as possible to minimize transportation costs, which eventually are passed along to the consumer. Often, however, they must rely on a network of suppliers to acquire all of the products in their… Read more »

May 22, 2016

It depends on what the project calls for and the type of environment that it will be exposed to. For the highest amount of strength, carbon steel is a favorite among builders, though it is prone to corrosion and electrochemical reactions if it is not painted, powder-coated or otherwise sealed. It is most often used… Read more »

May 22, 2016

Buying local steel is better for the local economy. It keeps the money you spend in your community, supporting job growth and helping your neighbors. By dealing with a local steel supplier in Houston, you also tend to receive better customer service, because you can form a long-lasting, face-to-face relationship, and you may save money… Read more »

May 21, 2016

Not all steel dealers will offer the same variety of products. Some may only offer structural steel products, such as steel channel, I-beams, tees, sheet metal and expanded metal, while others may only offer steel stock, such as angle iron, flat iron, bars, strips and other products you might find in a fabrication or welding… Read more »

May 21, 2016

Steel channel is a versatile product, and can be used as the rafters in a light-duty roof, as studs or purlins in metal buildings, or as cross-bracing for walls or roofs. It can be used as the main frame supports in light-duty trailers, or as cross-members on heavy-duty trailers. It is often used to build… Read more »

May 20, 2016

A typical metal supply company in Houston, like Texas Iron and Metal, will offer a wide variety of angle iron, C-channel, bars, strips, plate, rod, I-beam, steel tubing, pipe, expanded metal, sheet metal and other steel products. Typically, they will also carry accessories like welding rod, welding wire, pipe fittings and flanges. They may offer… Read more »

May 20, 2016

We can process your order in as little as 30 minutes if it does not require cutting, though we prefer 1-2 hours advanced notice when possible. Once processed, your order can be picked up in-store or it can be delivered to you at a reasonable cost, or free of charge in Houston for orders of… Read more »

April 15, 2016

Houston loves heavy metal… At least the elemental kind. Houston is one of only four regions that continued to enjoy net job growth in its manufacturing sector throughout even the recession. Today, the demand for steel is so high in the city that it’s brought exciting new growth opportunities for iron workers, with demand for skilled workers being… Read more »

April 15, 2016

Houston loves heavy metal… At least the elemental kind. Houston is one of only four regions that continued to enjoy net job growth in its manufacturing sector throughout even the recession. Today, the demand for steel is so high in the city that it’s brought exciting new growth opportunities for iron workers, with demand for skilled workers being… Read more »

April 3, 2016

Did you know that Houston was built on industrial sectors like steel? Pre-1940, the then-population of about 400,000 was largely dependent on shipping and oil. But then the second World War changed all that thanks to massive federal spending. Industries like steel, munitions, and the natural gas industry exploded and tens of thousands of city migrants… Read more »

November 15, 2015

Steel is a key aspect of the construction industry. Steel tubing is used to fortify a variety of structures including homes, bridges, commercial buildings, and even towers. For durability and longevity purposes, it’s important to get the best quality of steel. When you’re looking for the right steel to get your job done, consider these… Read more »

September 8th, 2015

Angle iron is formed in a specific shape to be extremely stable and able to bear excessive amounts of pressure and weight. Normally bent into an L-shape (always 90 degrees), angle iron is often used to frame or build various pieces of furniture, supporting structures, walls or shelves. When used in the construction of furniture,… Read more »

March 15, 2016

There are many things to consider when selecting the metal supplier you want to partner with for your current and future needs. As you sift through the challengers, hear us out on some of the outstanding qualities that separates Texas Iron & Metal from other metal supply companies in Houston: Unparalleled experience:  Texas Iron &… Read more »

January 3, 2016

Steel is a wonderfully versatile, durable, and environmentally-friendly building material. It can be used to build everything from a personalized outdoor sculpture to a towering commercial space. However, who you get your steel from is just as important as the steel itself. Choosing the right Houston steel company is a very important decision in your… Read more »

December 3, 2015

As you plan for your next big steel purchase for your project, there are a few things you should consider to ensure you have a smooth and successful purchasing experience with your chosen Houston steel supplier. Building with steel offers a bounty of possibilities thanks to its durability and versatility, making it a premier choice… Read more »

August 21, 2015

Looking for steel products and not exactly sure what type you need? This guide will help you make the right decisions when purchasing Houston steel. All you need to know is what the material will be used for and the size requirements.There are two types of steel: hot-rolled and cold-finished versions. Hot-rolled steel (also called… Read more »

December 15, 2015

When you partner with the right metal supply company, you get what you need, when you need it, and without spending more than the fair market price. You also enjoy one easy point of contact for personalized customer service and quicker turn around. At Texas Iron and Metal, we strive to be the ‘right metal… Read more »

September 14, 2015

Texas Iron and Metal stands apart from its competitors in the ability to provide customers with a large selection of prime and Less-than-Prime items. Texas Iron and Metal has been a trusted metal and steel supplier in the Houston area since 1939 and prides itself on an http://samonika-demo.mybigcommerce.com/excellent customer satisfaction record. Texas Iron and Metal… Read more »

March 3, 2016

Steel is a key aspect of the construction industry. Steel tubing is used to fortify a variety of structures including homes, bridges, commercial buildings, and even towers. For durability and longevity purposes, it’s important to get the best quality of steel. When you’re looking for the right steel to get your job done, consider these… Read more »

February 15, 2016

If you want the highest quality steel for your project, then you’ll need to first search out the top steel dealers who can supply you with it. Here are a few tips to help you land steel dealers and identify a steel channel supplier who will ensure you get the quality products you need, when… Read more »

November 2, 2015

If you’re in the construction or manufacturing business, then you know that being aligned with a top steel dealer is a top priority. That’s because you need reliable access to high quality steel at a price that won’t break the bank. Steel is one of the market’s strongest and most efficient materials, but there are a variety… Read more »

September 27, 2015

When you’re in the market for steel, you need to be vigilant about which steel dealers you choose to work with. Too many dealers charge more than their work is worth and implement onerous methods that can increase costs. Here are some things you should know about how to search out top steel dealers to… Read more »

March 11, 2016

When it comes to a high demand for steel, few US cities match Houston. The Bayou City is largely considered to be one of the most important industrial centers in the world. In fact, the city was recently ranked number one among all of the U.S. top manufacturing cities by Manufacturers’ News Inc. Here’s a look at just… Read more »

March 3 , 2016

Published by Picking a steel supplier because they have low prices isn’t exactly the best way to go about searching for the best. While keeping your costs down should definitely play into your decision, it shouldn’t be the deciding factor. After all, cheap steel doesn’t necessarily make for sound foundations. Consider the following helpful tips for how… Read more »

August 12, 2015

There are a number of reasons why a customer will opt for quality iron and metal products from Texas Iron and Metal rather than from other Houston, Texas metal suppliers. We are a well-established company that has offered Houston contractors, engineers, infrastructure developers and manufacturing firms high-quality products for nearly a century. Our company is… Read more »

How is steel tubing produced?

Published by Max Reichenthal on November 15, 2015Steel is a key aspect of the construction industry. Steel tubing is used to fortify a variety of structures including homes, bridges, commercial buildings, and even towers. For durability and longevity purposes, it’s important to get the best quality of steel. When you’re looking for the right steel… Read more »

What are the uses of structural steel channel?

Published by Max Reichenthal on September 14, 2015 Channel steel is a common construction component and typically made from hot-rolled steel with a wide, flat surface and flanges at right angles on either side. The outer edge is sharply angled while the inner surface contains radius corners. The channel provides stability while the wide, flat… Read more »

What separates Texas Iron and Metal from other metal supply companyies in Houston?

Published by Max Reichenthal on August 12, 2015There are a number of reasons why a customer will opt for quality iron and metal products from Texas Iron and Metal rather than from other Houston, Texas metal suppliers. We are a well-established company that has offered Houston contractors, engineers, infrastructure developers and manufacturing firms high-quality products for… Read more »

What should I consider when puchasing from a Houston steel company?

Published by Max Reichenthal on August 21, 2015 Looking for steel products and not exactly sure what type you need? This guide will help you make the right decisions when purchasing Houston steel. All you need to know is what the material will be used for and the size requirements.There are two types of steel: hot-rolled and cold-finished… Read more »

What is angle iron used for?

Published by Max Reichenthal on September 8th, 2015 Angle iron is formed in a specific shape to be extremely stable and able to bear excessive amounts of pressure and weight. Normally bent into an L-shape (always 90 degrees), angle iron is often used to frame or build various pieces of furniture, supporting structures, walls or… Read more »

Does Houston have a high demand for Steel?

When it comes to a high demand for steel, few US cities match Houston. The Bayou City is largely considered to be one of the most important industrial centers in the world. In fact, the city was recently ranked number one among all of the U.S. top manufacturing cities by Manufacturers’ News Inc. Here’s a look at just… Read more »

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