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We Want Your Excess Inventory!

Posted on December 6, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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.

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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.

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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 »

Steel and Energy Joined in Matrimony

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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 »

Steel: The Greatest Alloy

Posted on July 17, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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.

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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.

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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.

Posted on June 15, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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.

Posted on June 4, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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. Buy Steel?

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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.

Posted on April 30, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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!

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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.

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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.

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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.

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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

Posted on February 6, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Texas Iron & Metal
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 »

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