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Journey of Steel: Organization & Logistics in Steel Industry

Posted on June 23, 2021 by Texas Iron & Metal
Steel is everywhere – literally. If you look around, most of what you see is made with this everyday metal. Have you ever wondered where it all comes from and how it reaches consumers? Probably not, but if so, we’re here to tell you all about the steel-making process and steel logistics from mining to… Read more »
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Your Every Day Metal: How It’s Made

Posted on May 21, 2021 by Texas Iron & Metal
If you look around, you will see a lot of steel. Next to plastic and paper, it’s one of the most common materials in products used every day. From your car to your kitchen stove to the door locks, steel is everywhere. In fact, to really put into perspective how essential steel is to our… Read more »
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COVID-19 & Metal Industry: Challenges & Disruptions

Posted on April 28, 2021 by Texas Iron & Metal
The COVID-19 pandemic has had obvious effects on economies around the world. There wasn’t a single industry that wasn’t affected last year between business shutdowns and societal lockdowns – some good, but more so bad – devastating even. In 2019, before the COVID crisis, the metal industry was already facing difficulties with tariff struggles and… Read more »
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Welded Wonders: Metal in Art

Posted on April 19, 2021 by Texas Iron & Metal
Metal is useful and resilient, but it can also be beautiful. And we’re not just saying that because metal is our livelihood. When you’re surrounded by the same thing day in and day out, it’s healthy to step back and embrace perspective from another angle. The very wise Confucius once said, “Everything has beauty, but… Read more »
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Steel & The Industrial Revolution

Posted on March 6, 2021 by Texas Iron & Metal
The Industrial Revolution was a period of massive growth in all areas of society, from technology to culture to the economy, the world was seeing life change at breakneck speed. Coinciding with this was the iron and steel industrial revolution which allowed for steel, a very useful material, to become much cheaper to produce and… Read more »
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Metal & Steel Used in Ship Construction

Posted on February 19, 2021 by Texas Iron & Metal
The introduction of metal to the shipbuilding industry helped to significantly revolutionize the industry as a whole, especially the development of stainless steel and aluminum alloys. Prior to the use of metal in shipbuilding, ships were constructed out of wood. Wood was much less suitable for ship construction because it is not durable or strong…. Read more »
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How to Save Money by Using Surplus Steel During Global Crisis

Posted on February 19, 2021 by Texas Iron & Metal
Like everything else, the global pandemic has taken its toll on the construction industry by causing production halts, material shortages, revenue loss, and more. From commercial to residential construction, not one area of the industry hasn’t felt the effects. As a result, many face the challenge of saving money where possible and attempt to recover… Read more »
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The Most Magnificent Steel-hulled Ships of All Time

Posted on January 5, 2021 by Texas Iron & Metal
Steel-hulled ships are a mainstay in the maritime industry and have been for decades. So what is a hull? Hulls are the base part of the boat that is in the water. The hull is designed to do one of two things: displace water or ride on top of it. Steel is the most common… Read more »
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Metal Processing Through Centuries

Posted on November 30, 2020 by Texas Iron & Metal
Over thousands of years, humanity has grown and evolved in many ways. One advancement of note is our evolved understanding and usage of metal processing from ancient civilizations to modern society. The jump from burning iron ore over an open hearth to recycling steel and using electric furnaces is a huge one. If you are… Read more »
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20 American Steel Architecture Wonders

Posted on October 1, 2020 by Texas Iron & Metal
Structural steel is the backbone of many of our planet’s architectural wonders. The Golden Gate Bridge, the Disney Concert Hall, even Houston’s own Astrodome (sometimes referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World) are built with the help of – you guessed it – steel! It almost seems that if you’re looking to impress… Read more »
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5 Most Popular Types of Metals & Their Uses

Posted on August 11, 2020 by Texas Iron & Metal
Ever since the Bronze age, people have been seeking novel ways to develop, refine, and utilize metal. Thousands of types of metal and just as many grades allow for applications and uses that are bound only by the limits of our creativity. As a foundation of many industries and at the very root of the… Read more »
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Super Steel

Posted on June 25, 2020 by Texas Iron & Metal
Steel is a dominant Iron alloy that has a wide variety of advanced industrial applications including civil engineering, aircraft and automotive manufacturing. Because steel plays an essential part in the progression of modern civilization, engineers and material scientists alike are continually seeking innovative ways to develop an even stronger “super steel”. This goal of creating… Read more »
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The History of American Steel Manufacturing

Posted on June 9, 2020 by Texas Iron & Metal
Image Source In the early 1900’s, United States Steel Corporation was the first company in the world to reach a billion-dollar market cap. Over the following decades, half of the world’s steel was produced by American steel mills throughout World War II, solidifying the steel industry as the foundation of the national US economy. To… Read more »
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Looking for a Reliable Steel and Pipe Supplier?

Posted on May 20, 2020 by Texas Iron & Metal
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Memorial Day 2020 Update

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Texas Iron & Metal
Texas Iron & Metal has been in business for over 80 years and throughout our rich history, it has been our honor to support our armed forces. Since our founder started Houston’s first salvage yard in 1939, we have played an active role in supporting our country in a manner that is of the utmost… Read more »
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COVID-19 Update – We’re Open For Business

Posted on May 5, 2020 by Texas Iron & Metal
Texas Iron & Metal is an essential critical infrastructure company. This means that we are open for business and ready to help our customers with their ongoing and future projects. As all our thoughts are on the COVID-19 pandemic, the wellbeing of our valued clients and employees remains our top priority. Since the outbreak began,… Read more »
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Funny Facts and Serious Safety.

Posted on April 14, 2020 by Texas Iron & Metal
What’s so funny about April Fools’ Day? Spanning over different cultures, April Fools’ Day is suspected to have started when France made the switch from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in 1563. This change resulted in the new year starting on January 1st rather than at the start of the spring equinox. Those… Read more »
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Saddled Up for the Houston Rodeo.

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Texas Iron & Metal
To date, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has surpassed $500 million in total commitment to youth and education. After 2019, the rodeo gave over $14 million to scholarship recipients, $8.3 million to junior show exhibitors, $3.7 million to educational program grants and $660k to graduate assistantships. This highly anticipated event has also had a… Read more »
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