Machine Shops

Screw machine and machine shops require extremely tight tolerances due to high production of parts where every second counts. With a full warehouse dedicated to prime Cold Finished Bar, ECONSTEEL has the exact shape, size, and grade of material you need to win and keep your jobs running.

Construction

Carbon steel is the most commonly used metal used in the construction industry due to its hardness and strength. Frequent applications of steel within the construction industry include the manufacturing of beams for structural frameworks, large tubing for bridges, rebar for concrete reinforcement and plates for highways. These applications within this industry serve to build our country's infrastructure.

Maintenance

Maintenance teams and professionals need local suppliers with diverse inventories to keep their plant running. We support hundreds of local businesses with ready inventory to support repairs, expansions, and internal jobs.

Heavy Vehicles and OEMs

Steel is a main component used in the production of heavy vehicles and locomotives, which is especially true for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) The OEM is the original producer of the product's components, ensuring OEM parts are identical to the parts used during original production. Besides locomotives, other examples of heavy vehicles that contain steel in their structure include wheel loaders, excavators, bulldozers, all-terrain forklifts, and semis. This also includes any vehicle that exceeds 26,000 pounds. When maintenance is required for heavy vehicles or locomotives, OEM parts offer full compatibility with the product while offering the same quality standards to ensure optimal performance.

Gear Manufacturing & Crankshafts

Steel is the most commonly used material for the production of custom gears, drives systems, and crankshafts. Steel is an idea material for these applications due to its high strength-to-weight ratio, high resistance to wear, and the ability to reach desired physical properties through heat treatment. Through our vast network of suppliers, we are able to source large SBQ and Bearing Quality steel for inventory or processing into blanks for our customers machining.

Automotive

Steel and steel alloys play critical roles in the automotive industry as they're used to make many different vehicle components. Many vehicles are made of 50% steel. Most of this steel is found in the skeletal body, which is the foundation from which manufacturers build the rest of the vehicle. Steel can also be formed and developed for vehicles to make sure they comply with safety regulations.

HVAC

The HVAC industry relies on steel when it comes to selecting equipment that requires special features such as the ability to fight corrosion, aesthetic features, weight reduction, strength and heat transference. The most common steel products used within the HVAC industry are tubing & pipe and steel sheet. Copper, aluminum and stainless steel are widely implemented materials.

Oil & Gas

Steel is one of the most commonly used materials in the oil and gas industry. Depending on the type of steel used, the application of steel in this industry can vary. Stainless steel provides complete protection against corrosion and is used to manufacture flowlines, structural components, heat exchangers, and processing equipment. Carbon steel is the most commonly used type of steel in the oil and gas industry, typically being used to create flowlines, structural components, pipelines, and platforms.

Agriculture

Steel has been used in the agriculture industry for over 100 years. Today, farmers use galvanized steel and galvanizing strength steel for a variety of applications. Common applications of these types of steel include feeding equipment, farm tools, fencing, gates, grain elevators and conveyors, milk storage containers, irrigation systems and tractor parts.

Energy

Materials used in manufacturing within the energy industry are often exposed to harsh environments, high temperatures and radiation. Corrosion resistance is a primary concern within this industry. Stainless steel offers high resistance to corrosion while maintaining a high strength-to-weight ratio. Stainless steel is commonly used to build wind towers, oil refineries and nuclear reactors.

Mining

The versatility of steel allows it to be used in many different applications within the mining industry. It can be used to manufacture to hammer and down-the-hole tools, drill rigs, demolition equipment, mining support equipment, as well as grinding media. Stainless steel can also be used to create mining screens, fluidized bed boilers, pumps, heat exchangers, vessels, pipes, tanks, structural components and cathode plates. Mine workers depend on the structural integrity of steel to perform their duties every day.

Aerospace, Military, and Defense

The aerospace, military, and defense industry has endless specifications for steel based on the material's strengths and weaknesses paired with the needed application. Aircraft quality steel, cleanliness and reliability, and DFARS compliance are some of the  standard requirements.