Author: designatwork

Steel: The Greatest Alloy

Although bridges, structures, cars and ships come to mind when we think of steel, many millennia ago before steel was forged, iron was used to create weapons, armor, knives, pots, hooks and many other products. In fact, the earliest iron was discovered in meteorites and later extracted from the Earth to produce steel. King Tut’s… Read more »

Save Money by Building with Steel over Concrete.

The New Charles Library at Temple University in Philadelphia is nearing completion, now thanks to steel. Redesigning the 225,000 square foot structure to use steel instead of concrete helped the project stay on-schedule, and most importantly, on-budget. The multi-story building was originally being built with concrete because the designer wanted the library to look “clean… Read more »

Supplying Steel & Pipe to Meet the Demand.

Ever needed material fast but couldn’t find a provider who could supply them on time? Of course. The high demand for steel and pipe can cause frustrations when it comes to tracking down the products you need to start, continue and finish a job. Plus, if your project requires hard-to-find material, it can be a… Read more »

Surplus Steel Saves Time & Money.

Whether you’re just starting a project or are in need of materials to finish one, you’re most likely looking around for the highest quality products at the best value. Plus, factoring in the uncertainty the new steel tariffs caused in the industry, you may have to search to find the steel products your project depends… Read more »

Hit a Home Run with Steel.

America’s favorite pastime is made possible by steel construction Baseball is woven into the fabric of America, as is the steel industry – and both helped shape the identity of a nation in flux. The first game in the National League of Base Ball Clubs was played on April 22, 1876, when Union soldiers still… Read more »

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Did you know steel is infinitely recyclable? That’s right – it takes steel to make steel. Almost all steel purchased in America is reused, which is why it’s the most recycled metal in North America. In fact, Americans recycle more steel than paper, plastic, aluminum, glass and copper combined, according to the Steel Recycling Institute…. Read more »

Reach New Heights with Steel.

Take a look some of the most well-known buildings in the United States made with steel. It might be surprising to think that the first skyscraper was erected in Chicago, not New York, but the steel-framed Home Insurance Building was built to 10 stories tall – about 138 feet – in 1885. While the building… Read more »

Surplus Risks

Consider Your Risk Reduced. Do you know all of the risks associated with your business holding onto obsolete or excess inventory? High costs associated with storage, maintenance and security Handling costs for retaining old inventory Lack of space for current or active inventory Missed opportunities for your business because your money is tied up in… Read more »

Unknown Future Caused by Steel Tariffs

President Trump’s announcement regarding tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum has created chaos for those in and out of the industry. While many see the plan as a way to level the playing field with foreign steel and aluminum producers, namely China, others are unsure about the destabilizing effects the tariffs may have on the… Read more »

Team Member Spotlight: Get to Know the Texas Iron & Metal Team!

Andres Garcia, Inside Sales Manager How long have you worked at Texas Iron & Metal? I’ve been a proud member of the Texas Iron & Metal Family since February 17th, 2010. What do you like most about your job and working at Texas Iron & Metal? Building relationships with our customers and delivering “Supply on… Read more »

Build with the Best. Build with Steel.

Steel could have helped prevent the most infamous maritime disaster in history In less than three hours, the Titanic sank in the freezing North Atlantic Ocean, killing more than 1,500 people on board. Famous for being the largest, most luxurious ship in the world, the Titanic that was once deemed “unsinkable,” hit an iceberg on… Read more »

The Luck of Steel.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Texas Iron & Metal is taking a look at some of the most famous Irish castles, monuments and other structures — many of which were built with or protected by steel. Cahir Castle. Built in 1142 by Conor O’Brien, Prince of Thomond, the castle — one of the largest… Read more »

The Stockyard is Calling You.

Steel dealers, such as Texas Iron & Metal, are the ideal places to purchase new and surplus steel products to complete large or small projects. With more people recognizing that surplus steel still has the strength and durability needed in most construction projects, we here at Texas Iron and Metal find ourselves delivering our steel… Read more »

Global Steel Industry Predicted to Steadily Grow

According to the World Steel Association, steel demand is anticipated to reach 1,648.1 million tons (Mt) in 2018. While China accounts for a large percent of the steel demand – over 45% – when excluded, the global steel demand is set to increase 3% over the course of the year. Chairman of the World Steel… Read more »

An Abridged History of Steel

Steel can be found adding strength and durability to countless applications throughout our nation. From homes and kitchens, to bridges and buildings, steel is incorporated into our everyday lives. While blacksmiths have been heating and manipulating steel with hand tools for centuries, it wasn’t until the 1600s with the advent of new production methods that… Read more »

A Surplus of Reasons to Sell to Texas Iron & Metal

There is no better time than the new year to sell your surplus steel, aluminum, stainless and alloy pipe, structural shapes, plate and other industrial products! Whether you have excess inventory now that a job is over, are looking to organize and cleanup a facility, need space to handle a large job that is coming… Read more »

Saw-Cutting & Shearing Services Now Available

Texas Iron and Metal now offers an additional saw-cutting service and new shearing service! Upgrading their production department, the company now offers customers even more options when it comes to processing their steel. Additional Saw-Cutting Service Boasting two roller discharge tables with 29 1/2″ usable width, the HEM H160A-DC horizontal band saw provides easier material… Read more »

First 3D Printed Steel Bridge is Constructed.

In late 2018, the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam will be outfitted with a new, steel footbridge. Known for its strength, ductility and durability, steel was the ideal material to use in its construction. While you may be thinking to yourself, a steel footbridge isn’t that revolutionary given that the first steel road and railway… Read more »

Texas Iron & Metal Announces Expands Location and Services

HOUSTON — October 31, 2017 — Texas Iron & Metal, a Houston-based, family-owned and operated steel supplier, is excited to announce the expansion of their current stockyard location at 865 Lockwood Drive, just three miles east of downtown Houston. Now situated on over 10 acres, Texas Iron & Metal’s warehouse increased four-fold to over 120,000… Read more »