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Steel service centers specialize in the processing of steel for the purpose of fabricating, plating, or molding much needed parts such as steel bars, balls, tubing, gates, walkways, beams, coils, sheets, and strips. In essence, steel service centers manipulate and treat steel to create items useful by almost every industry by providing specialized finishing and processing services.
Numerous everyday, common household products, such as baking pans, cookie sheets, silverware, ovens, furnaces, and water heaters, are created with aluminized steel which has passed through one or more steel service centers. Aluminized steel is cold-rolled carbon steel that has been hot-dipped in aluminum to provide the lower cost of steel, but with the beneficial rust-resistant surface properties of aluminum. Aluminized steel is a good example of a common product that passes through a steel service center.
Steel service centers adhere to strict standards set by ASTM, an open forum for setting the standards and quality of international measurements around the globe. Meeting, or exceeding, these standards, insures the safety, purity, structure, and integrity of materials that pass though all steel service centers, eventually working their way into our everyday life.
Recycling steel service centers can be found in almost any size city around the world. Recycling steel service centers will recycle many common, everyday household and commercial items that would otherwise find their way into landfills. For every ton of steel that is recycled over 1000 pounds of coal, over 2000 pounds of iron, and over 100 pounds of limestone are not used. This example shows how recycling steel service centers are environmental friendly.
Steel service centers are often asked to preprocess the steel before shipping to the manufacturer. This preprocessing involves manipulation of the steel before it is shipped such as sawing, cutting, shearing, or shaping the steel to specific dimensions before transport. Steel service centers are also responsible for insuring proper packaging and shipping to the manufacturer. Correctly preprocessed, package, and shipped steel allows for easier use at the manufacturer by saving time and money.
Steel service centers allow large quantities of steel to be housed by manufacturers that would otherwise not have a readily available supply on hand. They save the manufacturer time and money which equates to the consumer paying less, purchasing a higher quality product, and guarantees the safety of the resulting merchandise. Whether the manufacturer is fabricating products that are being used to store and cook a family’s meal, or to transport family’s across the world, steel service centers protect not only the manufacturer, but the consumer as well.