Steel Service Centers
Steel service centers are facilities that process and treat various alloys of raw steel and sell the treated steel to manufacturers, who use them to produce any number of steel goods. Manufacturers that request the services of steel service centers include those in the aerospace, automotive manufacturing, construction, electronics, and shipbuilding industries, among others.
Typically, steel service centers manufacture a variety of premade shapes, such as steel beams, steel strip, steel tubing, and I beams, as well as a myriad of pre-production treatment processes. In fact, approximately 70% of all steel purchased by steel service centers receives some sort of pre-production processing. Servicers perform services like steel galvanization, steel aluminization, hot rolling, and cold rolling.
Galvanization is a procedure during which cold rolled carbon steel is coated with a protective layer of zinc. This coating helps deter rust and corrosion. Usually, this is achieved through the hot-dip method, which involves submerging steel parts into a bath of molten zinc. Products that may receive this treatment include automobile parts, bicycle components, nuts, bolts and nails, outdoor piping and building and furniture components like steel frames/building frameworks, ladders, staircases, verandas, balconies, and street furniture.
Similarly, aluminization is a process by which steel is coated on both sides, via hot dip, with either an aluminum-silicon alloy or pure aluminum. Aluminized steel possesses both the properties of steel, such as a high strength and a light weight, along with the smooth finish, corrosion-resistant, and conductive properties of high strength aluminum. Products commonly aluminized with aluminum-silicon alloy include water heaters, baking pans, ovens, fireplaces, and ranges, while those products aluminized with pure aluminum include grain bins, corrugated siding and roofing, drying ovens, and air-conditioner condenser houses.
Some Leading Manufacturers
Skokie, IL | 847-966-3000
We are an ISO/TS 16949 certified company that maintains an extensive inventory averaging of 25,000 tons which results in quick turnaround on all orders. All of our products come with uncompromising performance and we can tailor our items to meet your needs. If you are looking for a supplier who offers short lead times and outstanding steel products then you have come to the right place. Give one of our representatives a call today!
Cleveland, OH | 800-321-5590
At Majestic Steel USA, we have served as one of the most reliable and well-stocked suppliers of industrial steel products since 1979. We provide cold rolled steel, galvanized steel, galvannealed steel, aluminized steel, and many other kinds of steel in a variety of shapes, including coils and sheets. As one of the most reliable sources of industrial metal products, you can count on Majestic Steel to deliver the steel products you need! Connect with us today!
Pompton Plains, NJ | 800-838-1978
We keep all of your production goals in mind which is why we will quickly deliver your products and you can count on Metal Associates to work with you every step of the way. We put a focus on our customers’ needs and there are a number of advantages integrated into our solutions. We are expert problem solvers and there is no minimum order requirements. If you have any questions then please give us a call today!
Burlington, ON | 800-265-6811
Laurel Steel serves the industry as a leader in the supply of industrial steel products and steel services. We design each of our steel products for specific industries, providing three branded product lines: Cutter’s Choice, Miner’s Choice, and Plater’s Choice. We also provide you with all of the machining and finishing services you need to get the exact products you need! For all of your steel requirements, Laurel Steel has you covered!
Grandville, MI | 616-531-8600
For more than 45 years, Hascall Steel Company has been offering exceptional steel products and services. From processing and finishing to delivery, you can count on us to provide you with the right steel solutions for all of your applications! We can provide you with flat rolled steel coils, sheets, and blanks in all kinds of steel grades and finishes. Check out our website to see our complete offering of steel products and services, and give us a call!