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Cupid’s Arrow of Steel.

In today’s culture, Cupid and his gold arrows symbolize love. Known to the Greeks as Eros, the god of love, Cupid was renamed by the Romans who adopted all he symbolized. However, the myth isn’t all lighthearted. The myth explains that depending on his mood, Cupid may choose to shoot a steel or iron arrow to make people fall out of love. So, this Valentine’s Day, be sure you’re struck with the right arrow.

Cupid’s steel arrow can control a person’s emotions — both in good and bad ways. The legend says his arrows could either help people fall in love or it could wound someone so badly they would be incapable of healing. From just one pierce of his steel arrow, a person would suffer heartbreak that could last forever ¬— now that showcases the power of steel.

In addition to Cupid’s mythological arrows, steel is also used across many industries, including:

- Energy: Transformers, generators, steel-reinforced cables, turbines, pipelines

- Transportation: Ships, trucks, buses, cars, motorcycles, trains

- Construction: Offices, schools, hospitals, tunnels, fencing

- Manufacturing & Packaging: Containers, closures, bottle caps, cans

- Appliances: Refrigerators, microwaves, sinks, washing machines

While prime steel is required for certain projects, surplus or Less-Than-Prime© (LTP©) steel could be right for your project and it can save you 10%-40%. Ask yourself: Does my job require prime material? Surplus steel is ideal for less complex applications where the conditions or grade isn’t as critical for completing the job. Some examples of projects where surplus steel would work well and save your company money include fences, road plates, pipe racks, car ports and gates.

While you might not want one of Cupid’s steel arrows to find its way to you, you do want to check out Texas Iron & Metal’s inventory of prime and surplus steel. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates can help tailor your order to meet specifications and budget. We look forward to helping you determine if surplus is right for you next project.