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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
I can’t say enough good things about this company. Best prices around. Always consistent. The quality is amazing,... even for their surplus material. Customer service is unbeatable. I will continue to recommend this company to anyone asking.
Esteban, Cameron, and Dan have always went above and beyond to help me and get me any material needed. Recently I’ve been mainly working with Esteban, and he’s a rockstar. So friendly and always a pleasure to speak with, and very knowledgeable. He knows his stuff. He’s the main reason we have continued to purchase from Texas Iron and Metal. If your searching for quality material at an affordable price, this is the place to go.read more
First time at Texas Iron and Metal Co today and will be going back. The service inside and out was great. Vasquez was... extremely helpful in the yard assisting me in finding some small drop material as well as cutting to length what I found. Great place. Great service.read more
We are a non-profit serving Veterans with Hyperbaric chambers. I want to thank Mr. Daniel marrero for his outstanding... help with all of our steel purchases, his great service made everything go smoothly. He is a real asset to TI&M.
Great Job Dan...keep it up!read more
I have gone here twice so far to get some metal for my shop. The customer service from Esteban was great. Even the guys... in the yard are very helpful and respectful. The last time I went there Esteban and the guys outside stayed a lil late to make sure my truck was loaded up with my material.There prices are by far cheapest I have come aroundread more
I had excellent customer service. Vasquez, the shop lead assisted me and had me in and out with my order in under 5... minutes. Really helped me out when I was in a rush. He also helped load my equipment up and made sure I was street legal by putting out a red maker. 5 stars hands down.read more
Needed a bunch of steel for our new gym build out - TIM was by far the least expensive out of many others that we had... quoted and was able to get us everything we needed. The free delivery to boot was extremely helpful. When we mistakenly got some mis-cut lengths, they quickly resolved and had the replacements out to us only a week later and picked up the returned items at no cost to us. Dan stuck with us the whole time and was extremely communicative. Will be back in the future.read more
I am very pleased with the fast service and hospitality. They make our business their business for sure! I got the name... off his name tag and that gentleman was very helpful, going out of his way to get us going quick!
Luis C. Thank you!
Highly recommend!read more
This place has great staff!! I got there to unload I’m a truck driver and Michael and his team that unloaded me... where fast friendly and efficient!! One of the best places I’ve ever unloaded!! Thanks guys!! Keep up the great workread more
Dan is the man.
I had a crazy deadline on a crazy project.
Dan was able to fill the order, coming up with several... Surplus and Drops that saved about $800. He followed through after the initial sale with the MCRs for our welding inspector and a 1 hour 4PM Friday piece we had to have.
Always available in a timely fashion.
Everyone I spoke to over there knew their business.read more
Vasquez & Marcos did an amazing job loading & helping me get strapped down. Even went outta their way to put 2x4 down... so it didnt scratch my truck. 5 stars for these 2 guys!! Appreciate the helpread more
Always Great business! Very attentive to the customers need and will help in any way possible! Sales Rep. Thomas... Campbell is Great!! He is very friendly and always takes care of my companies needs!read more
As a owner operator, this is the ideal place to drive to unload at. I was checked in, scaled in weight, unloaded and... scaled out weight then checked out in less than 30 min. Awesome place for Semi-truckers whose time is $$$.read more
Ordering was easy - Cameron helped out sourcing the correct materials. When I arrived the team was just finishing up... the preparation (cutting) and everything was ready for the 10am scheduled will-call. Vasquez had the truck loaded in no time and I was off to my project. Friendly and helpful staff, even helped me last minute pick out some drop steel needed for beam connection. This is the 3rd time buying from them and I am certain I will buy from them again.read more
I just delivered there. 1st time. Staff were super nice and helpful. I didn't feel like I was on walking on needles!!!... The gentleman in the receiving office was knowledgeable and the forklift drivers were professionals. Great place to deliver :)read more
Great customer service! Gustavo inside is really helpful and knows his stuff. Cedric outside was great at loading up my... trailer. I was in and out of there in 5 minutes. They do great work and have great prices.read more
Very friendly, customer service oriented group of guys. They work very hard to ensure the customer is satisfied with... the service they received. Cameron is very helpful with quotes, and material selection. Vasquez is always determined to get orders processed, accurately, and in a timely manner to minimize customer wait time. Excellent Service. Keep up the Great Work!!!read more
I'm a truck driver, I delivered some steel beams to them. Everyone was super friendly and they got me unloaded very... quickly. I was unloaded in minutes. They unloaded me way faster than it took me to untarp and unchain. Also there is a Chevron gas station 0.3 tenths away that has quite a bit of parking for trucks and food and diesel.read more
There were a few complications with getting my metal in a timely fashion due to it being beneath a pile so together the... sales rep Thomas and the forklift operator Luis went above and beyond to get me exactly what I wanted without causing a delay. Great business great customer support!read more
I use Texas Iron and Metal all the time. They are very fast compared to other steel companies. Great sales staff that... are very knowledgeable about their products. Vasquez runs a tight ship in the yard. He keeps things flowing in the steel yard. If your order is small enough and the other guys are working, he will take care of you himself just to get you on your way. I love sending them my business.read more
Defenitely recommend , good prices on material and not to mention the service... A gentleman by the name of Luis C. ,Is... what I read on his tag, swooped by on the forklift and was extremely professional and proficient! Leadership qualities in him for sure that makes the business look good! Highly recommend!read more
Gustavo and Julian were very helpful! It was my first time there and I had NO IDEA what I needed but Gustavo listened... and came up with what I needed NO PROBLEMS! Very friendly and professional. I'll be back for sure.read more
I have been purchasing materials from Texas Iron & Metal for YEARS. Not only do they have great price and quality on... their material, they have an amazing staff that is always willing to help you. Andres Garcia has always been my go to guy. He makes my buying needs super simple and at the end of the day I am confident in the purchase made. Great Team, and Great Company.read more
Vasquez was awesome as always. So nice to have someone remember you and be super helpful. The sales people have always... been very helpful to me since the first visit. Ya'll are my first call when I need material. Thank you and keep up the GOOD work.read more
Had some unusual shapes of steel that I was needing so I called Andres to help me find it. He was able to find the... material and Vasquez had it inventory checked and ready to load within minutes.
If I could give them 6 stars, I would!read more
Vasquez was of the upmost professional and helpful in loading to talking too. He also made sure everything was loaded... properly and safely. Great guy will definitely be coming here for all my metal needs.read more
B-Omega Logistics was QC'd by VASQUEZ in record time with PRECISION in 7 minutes. As the owner of B-Omega Logistics I... can only say the Texas Iron and Metal is very lucky that I didn't find a hard working honest employee. Best wishes in all your ventures VASQUEZ....read more
Super efficient pulling crew the guy that loaded me up was lewis, very quick and professional loading my materials.... Overall very pleased as a first time customer here, I didn’t need a whole lot of material so they service any order big or small. Will be coming here for all my metal needs
The guy at the desk was cool too....read more
My company and our owner have had a great relationship with Texas Iron for over a decade now. No matter how big or... small the order...or even if it's just quotes for job bidding...service, response, dependability and pricing have always been top notch. They even take the effort to find the material you need from other sources if they don't have it. Great crew and staff to work with. I wish all of my distributors were so easy to place orders with. Cheers.
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Andres Garcia has always been there to help, he do his best to make it happen even if it's a last minute order. His... knowledge about the different types of steel helps a lot on what we are looking for. He always try to get the best prices and good service.
Great experience with Andres and all the other sales people. this is the reason we continue with the business relationship.read more
Our company has had a long relationship with Texas Iron &Metal. For over 20 years they have earned our business. It is... the outstanding customer service we receive with every order that is the most important. The drivers who deliver our products are very courteous and are very professional. The pricing on metals are pretty much the same where ever one chooses to do their business. Again, the customer service and satisfaction you receive. Why would we do business elsewhere?read more
From Hellenic Marine: One of our best vendors for sure. Helps us when we are in a rush, has great price, and always... goes the extra mile to help with the order. Our account specialist, Thomas , is always helpful and efficient. The entire staff is helpful and friendly. And they have a great stock.read more
Vasquez and Marco were great and friendly did a good job of pulling my material in a timely manner. Not my first visit... and definitely won't be the last. Between nice quick staff and good prices it's a place to at least give them a visit when looking for steel.read more