Do you deliver?
Yes, we deliver in Odessa and Midland daily at no additional charge. Surrounding areas as needed or scheduled. Locations outside the Odessa - Midland area will be charged at $2.00 a mile round trip.
Do you sell to the public and what forms of payment do you accept?
Yes, we do sell to the public. We accept cash, check, debit and Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards. At this time, we do not accept American Express.
Can I open an account?
Yes, but you must complete the application process and be approved. Please fill out this application and send back to the listed email address. We will get back to you in 3 to 5 business days.
What are your receiving hours?
We recieve first come, first served during the hours below.
What is the difference between a Wide Flange Beam and I Beam?
The horizontal pieces are known as flanges, and the vertical piece is called the web. The flanges resist bending while the web takes on the shear force. An I-beam has tapered flanges with a narrower web than most wide flange beams, making it a lighter building material. A wide flange beam, with wider flanges and web than the I-beam, can handle more weight, but this makes it heavier overall.
Can you find this for me?
If it exists, we can probably bring it in for you. If it is an uncommon item, larger quantities are better and easier to acquire, small quantities are not usually economical but it can be done. Call us and let us know what you are looking for and we will see what we can do.
What is the difference in the grades of plate you offer?
ASME SA-36 | ASTM A36
Mild carbon structure steel plate is used in riveted,bolted or welded construction of bridges and buildings,and for general structural purpose.
ASME SA-572-50 | ASTM A572-50
Carbon steel plate with a higher yield and tensile strength than A36 plate, combined with a lower weight. A572-50 plate is ductile and easy to form. It can be successfully machined with the appropriate techniques and is easy to weld. It is a high strength low alloy (HSLA) columbium-vanadium steel. Often used for gusset, base and stiffener plates,
ASME SA-516-70 | ASTM A516-70
High quality carbon steel plate for boiler and pressure vessel fabrication which is ideally suited to the high standards set by the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. Also know as PVQ or Pressure Vessel Quality plate.
AR | ABRASION RESISTANT
This grade of alloy steel exhibits high abrasion resistance and hardness. The addition of carbon and manganese coupled with quenching and tempering increase the hardness of the steel and create a durable, impact-resistant surface. However, as hardness increases, formability and the ability to easily machine and weld the alloy decrease. Special machining processes are needed to prevent work hardening and chipping during manufacturing.
A particular type of high strength steel, which is quenched and tempered alloy steel, with a yield strength of 100,000 psi. Three times stronger than mild carbon steel.
ASME SA588 | ASTM A588
A high strength, low-alloy (HSLA) steel. It exhibits high atmospheric corrosion resistance resulting from a coating that develops on the metal after exposure to external conditions.
What is Grade 50?
When referring to bar and structural shapes, grade 50 means a minimum yield point of 50 KSI.
What is the difference between hot rolled and cold rolled round?
Cold rolled steel is essentially hot rolled steel that has had further processing. The steel is processed further in cold reduction mills, where the material is cooled (at room temperature) followed by annealing and/or tempers rolling. This process will produce steel with closer dimensional tolerances and a wider range of surface finishes. When referring to bar products, the term used is “cold finishing”, which usually consists of cold drawing and/or turning, grinding and polishing. This process increases the yield and tensile strengths, improves surface finish and gets rid of imperfections.
How is expanded metal measured?
Expanded Metal is measured the short way of the diamond and by thickness. For example, 3/4" #9 is 3/4" wide the short way of the diamond, center to center of bond, and 9 Gauge thick. It comes standard or flattened, in sheets, starting at 4' x 8'.