Where to Buy Steel

cold-rolled-steel---copyright-metal-supermarkets-2015-smallAre you looking to buy steel?

Maybe you need some steel to carry out essential maintenance or repairs. Or maybe you need steel to manufacture a new part or vital component. Unless you are a large scale manufacturer, you are probably looking for a small quantity of steel.

Finding a supplier of steel who can deliver the precise amount of steel that you require in the appropriate quantity is not that easy. Furthermore, you need the assurance that the supplier is trustworthy and reliable.

Here are the some of the typical suppliers of steel in North America:

Steel Service Centers or Wholesale Warehouses

In the USA the major retailers of steel are the Steel Service Centers or Wholesale Warehouses. Unfortunately, they focus on selling a high volume of one or two types of metal. We’re talking truck loads here. They often lack product variety and are not as committed to speed and convenience.

So if you are looking to make a small purchase you may find yourself unwelcome. These suppliers are not geared towards dealing with the small customer and may be unable to provide guidance and advice when it comes to solving metal-related problems.

Retail Hardware Stores

You might think that retail hardware stores are more geared to serving the small purchaser. Well, they often do have a small selection of steel, but they do not cut, which requires the purchaser to buy the steel at undesirable lengths. Not so good.

Metal Supermarkets® – a reliable and trustworthy supplier of steel

At Metal Supermarkets we specialize in catering for the customer who wants to purchase a specific type of steel — with the assurance that the product is of high quality and will be delivered fast. We have an excellent relationship with our customers that is based on trust and reliability.

We know that the grade and length of the steel you need is very important. It will vary according to the intended application of your steel. Industry quality standards require the steel to be tested at the mill where it was manufactured. At Metal Supermarkets we can provide you with mill test reports to give you the assurance that your steel is of high quality and fully traceable to its place of origin.

To find out more about how we can supply steel for your business, visit one of our 60+ locations across North America today.

Buy Steel

Metal Supermarkets is a premier supplier of various steel shapes, grades and sizes. Here’s a quick overview of our two most popular categories of steel.

Hot Rolled Steel

Hot rolled steel is produced by passing steel through rollers above its recrystallization temperature. It can be manufactured without production delays as reheating is not required. It is typically cheaper than cold rolled steel. Hot rolled steel will shrink slightly as the steel cools. Hot rolled steel is ideal for use in welding and construction. It is not suitable when precise dimensions are needed.

Hot Rolled Steel – Best Sellers

At Metal Supermarkets we stock a selection of hot rolled steel. Our best sellers include:

Cold Rolled Steel

Cold rolled steel is produced by rolling steel at ambient temperatures below its recrystallization temperature. This process increases the strength of the steel, allows precise control over the dimensions and offers a wide range of surface finishes. Cold rolled steel is suitable for applications where a high standards of tolerance, concentricity, straightness and surface finish are required.

Cold Rolled Steel – Best Sellers

At Metal Supermarkets we stock a selection of cold rolled steel. Our best sellers include:

Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets is the world’s largest small-quantity metal supplier with over 125 brick-and-mortar stores across the US, Canada, and United Kingdom. We are metal experts and have been providing quality customer service and products since 1985.

At Metal Supermarkets, we supply a wide range of metals for a variety of applications. Our stock includes: mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, tool steel, alloy steel, brass, bronze and copper.

We stock a wide range of shapes including: bars, tubes, sheets, plates and more. And we can cut metal to your exact specifications.

Visit one of our 125+ locations across North America today.

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