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Fireworks Wouldn’t be Possible without Steel.

As you looked up into the sky on Independence Day and saw the beautiful fireworks display, did you think about how fireworks are made? Did you know steel actually plays an important role in their creation? In fact, the same elements that can be found in steel also make up fireworks. First made in China over 1,000 years… Read more »

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Steel Beautifies Houston.

With a vibrant, diverse community, the City of Houston has a goal to “expand the opportunities for citizens to enjoy art in public spaces,” according to the City of Houston’s website. Doing just that, Houstonians and visitors alike can enjoy artwork without having to even enter a museum. Just take a walk around some of… Read more »

Test Yourself: Do You Know Common Steel Industry Terminology?

While you know Texas Iron & Metal is your go-to source for prime and Less-Than-Prime© (LTP©) material, did you know we are also an authority on all things steel and pipe? Our knowledgeable team has helped countless customers select the right type of material for their job ꟷ saving them time and money. We’re more… Read more »

Is Surplus Steel Right for my Project?

If you are starting a project that requires steel or pipe, you’re probably searching for high quality products at the best price available. Along your search, you may have heard of surplus steel and pipe. Aren’t familiar with it? Surplus is a category of metal products that usually come from business closures, project changes, miscut… Read more »

Steel Facts that Might Surprise You.

Steel is commonly used for the infrastructure of our country, including the construction of railroads, buildings, bridges and stadiums. It is also relied on daily for automobiles and appliances. But we’ll bet you haven’t heard of some of these interesting facts about the material that is so widely used today. The Material • Steel is… Read more »

Steel Industry Growing while Reducing Energy Usage

Technological advancements have reduced the energy usage required to produce steel, making it cost less to produce and purchase. However, the steel industry hasn’t stopped evolving. Innovative technologies and policies are being used that make the industry more efficient and sustainable, including new heat recovery systems, air cleaning equipment and promoting the recyclability of steel…. Read more »

New Year’s Surplus Steel Resolution You Can Stick With.

It’s over a month into the new year, and according to Business Insider, that means nearly 80% of new year’s resolutions have failed by now. But don’t worry if that has happened to you, because Texas Iron & Metal has a resolution you can stick with all year long. As you may already know, Texas… Read more »

The Impact of Steel on the Houston Rodeo

February kicks off the world’s largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. And without steel and pipe, this Houston attraction wouldn’t be the same. From the stage and stadium to the animal enclosures and gates, all rodeo patrons see first-hand how steel and pipe is the star of the show…. Read more »

New Year. New (& Surplus) Steel.

As a new year begins, we’d like to take a moment to thank our valued customers for their loyalty, trust and partnership last year. We’d also like to share how excited we are to serve you during 2019. As you are probably aware, Texas Iron & Metal offers an extensive selection of both Prime and… Read more »

Trimming the Tree with Steel from Texas Iron & Metal

Although we help clients with their steel and pipe purchases, the Texas Iron & Metal team doesn’t always get to see the final product. However, in this case, all of Houston had the opportunity to enjoy the holiday cheer created by Staging Solutions and their tree made entirely of steel. This 20-foot tree was made… Read more »