Tag: surplus steel

How the Strength of Steel Compares to the Strength of Other Metals

Steel is durable, hard, tough—it’s not a “little-known fact.” Steel is often called the strongest alloy on Earth. Rather than a pure metal, steel is a blend of iron and carbon, both providing the particular characteristics that make steel so very strong.   Some metals might just give steel a run for its money, though…. Read more »

Steel Prices on a Downward Trajectory but Still Higher Than Pre-COVID Levels

In 2021, steel manufacturers and distributors experienced record profits, but those who rely on the materials for use in products and construction were stung, and deeply, by the prices they had to pay. Not only had prices spiked, but supply chain issues left many waiting several weeks or even months for the steel they purchased,… Read more »

Why More Residential Builders Are Using Steel

While steel has long been used for large construction projects—think skyscrapers and bridges—residential buildings have historically been framed with wood and finished with brick, concrete, or more wood. Lately, however, builders are discovering many benefits to using steel on residential structures, too. Steel offers strength and design freedom that wood and bricks just don’t supply…. Read more »

Why Buy Surplus with Steel Prices Softening?

Steel prices have soared over the past two years, due to several different factors. Of course, the most common villain—and not just in the steel industry—is COVID-19. Skyrocketed prices sent contractors and builders scrambling for budget friendly options such as the ones offered right here at Texas Iron & Metal. We’re talking, of course, about… Read more »

3 Insider Tips for Making Successful Surplus Steel Purchases

When you need surplus steel, Texas Iron & Metal is the answer. We make purchasing surplus steel and equipment easier than anyone else because we’ll always go out of our way to help you make the best purchase for your individual needs. To make it even easier for you, we want to share some insider… Read more »

How the Environment Benefits When You Use Surplus Steel

Eco-friendly and sustainable building practices are top of mind with most contractors these days. Seeking out environmentally friendly building supplies is the new normal. Fortunately, steel is an inherently eco-friendly material for several reasons. With the addition of surplus steel to your materials,  environment benefits even more. Let’s explore some of the reasons surplus steel… Read more »

Why Our Surplus Steel Is the Perfect Material for Your Next Project

If all the metals were high school kids, steel would be the Homecoming King and the quarterback of the football team. It’s that popular. Steel is one of the most commonly used metals across various industries for its durability, reliability, and light weight compared to other building materials. And the good news is, not all… Read more »