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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 »

We Want Your Excess Inventory!

Whether you want to avoid a large tax bill, to free up space at your location or bring in needed funds, sell Texas Iron & Metal your excess inventory of steel, pipe and industrial equipment. We keep our customers’ information confidential and handle all purchases with discretion. With it being the end of the year,… Read more »

Christmas Trees Symbolize More than Just the Holidays.

Topping out is a popular custom in the steel construction industry, a practice that dates back to Scandinavian and Native American cultures. Although the exact history isn’t specific, topping out signals that the highest steel piece is going into place and that the structure is as high as it was planned to be. You may… Read more »

Texas Iron and Metal Joins the North American Steel Alliance

The Texas Iron & Metal team is excited to announce that we’ve joined the North American Steel Alliance as a member and owner to better meet your steel and pipe needs. The North American Steel Alliance is a member-owned purchasing cooperative servicing the metals distribution industry. It’s comprised of approximately 120 independently-operated steel service centers… Read more »

Aviation Advancements Made Possible by Steel.

Last month, the nation celebrated Aviation Day, recognizing the scientific and technological advancements that continue to impact our world today. Making those leaps and bounds possible is steel, among other alloys including titanium and aluminum. Aircraft design as evolved since the Wright Brothers took their first flight in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Now,… Read more »

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Steel and Energy Joined in Matrimony

Have you seen miles of windmills towering in the distance or solar panels lining the roofs of commercial and residential buildings? Steel makes these energy harvesting technologies possible. Both renewable and non-renewable sources require technology largely composed of steel. According to Zack’s Investment Research, the energy sector accounts for 10% of US steel consumption. Technology… Read more »