Steel Plate Blog & News

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  1. ASTM A36 vs. ASTM A572: Grade Comparison

    A36 and A572 are two popular steel plate grades with similar chemical compositions and mechanical properties. However, there are some differences between these grades that could influence a buyer's decisoin on which material to use in their project.

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  2. Understanding Abrasion Resistant Steel Plate

    The difference between common steel plate and abrasion resistant steel plate is significant, but the differences between AR400, AR450 and AR500 are more subtle. This article explains how abrasion resistant steel plate is produced, and explores the differences between hardness levels.

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  3. Five Steps for Buying Steel Plate

    Raw materials can greatly influence the cost of a given project, making smart sourcing an important step in the process. Steel is a versatile raw material, but the process of finding, buying and transporting steel can be a bit hazy. We developed five must-follow steps for buying steel plate that will ensure you source the right steel at a fair price for every project.

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  4. Buying Steel Plate: Retailer vs. Supplier vs. Mill-Direct

    Purchasing managers have a lot to consider when sourcing commodity construction materials, especially when sourcing steel plate. This article looks at the differences between buying steel plate through retailers, suppliers and mills.

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  5. The Supply Chain of Steel Plate

    The process of buying steel plate may seem as simple as determining your plate needs and picking up the phone to place an order, but steel plate’s supply chain is robust and complex. From production to delivery, here is what you need to know about the steel plate supply chain and consider when you place a plate order.

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  6. Leeco Steel Announces Promotions In Its Canadian And Southeast Sales Teams

    Leeco® Steel, the largest supplier of steel plate in North America, announces the promotions of Bob Berls to Regional Sales Manager – Canada and Kelan Thompson to Regional Sales Manager – Southeast.

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  7. Leeco Steel Launches Ecommerce Platform For Current Customers

    Leeco® Steel, the largest supplier of steel plate in North America, announces the launch of its official ecommerce website, Leeco Pro.

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  8. Building A Better Backbone

    Leeco Steel is proud to support MSCI's Build Now movement in calling for infrastructure investment. Read more about why infrastructure investment is important to us.

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  9. Leeco Steel Named 2021 Fastmarkets Global Awards For Steel Excellence Finalist

    Leeco® Steel, the largest supplier of steel plate in North America, was named a finalist in the 2021 Fastmarkets Global Awards for Steel Excellence under the “Service Center – Large” category.

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  10. Denton’s Desk: 2021 Mid-Year Steel Market Outlooks

    Leeco Steel's President & CEO, Denton Nordhues, shares the current market conditions that Leeco is closely monitoring to gauge their potential impact on steel plate pricing and demand later this year. Read his insights. 

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