Buying local steel is better for the local economy. It keeps the money you spend in your community, supporting job growth and helping your neighbors. By dealing with a local steel supplier in Houston, you also tend to receive better customer service, because you can form a long-lasting, face-to-face relationship, and you may save money on delivery fees and even pay lower prices. Additionally, a local supplier will often be more willing to work with you on pricing, special orders and payment arrangements. Finally, if you have any problems with the products from a local supplier, you are more likely to have your grievances solved in a timely and amicable manner.