Steel Plate Blog & News

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  1. Employee Profile: Sylvia Viezca

    When you call Leeco® Steel, chances are you hear the voice of Sylvia Viezca, who joined Leeco over 30 years ago. Learn more about what the “voice of Leeco” loves most about her job and the changes she experienced over the years.

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  2. 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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  3. Leeco Steel to Open Ninth U.S. Distribution Warehouse Outside Of Atlanta

    Leeco® Steel announces plans to open its 11th distribution center outside of Atlanta, GA in May 2019. The new distribution center will better serve customers in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

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  4. Exploring Mild & HSLA Steel

    Mild and high strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel make up the skeleton of our infrastructure and play important roles in construction industries. This article will explore mild and HSLA steel properties and common grades, giving you a complete profile of these categories of steel.

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  5. Properties, Grades & Uses of Military Steel

    From tanks to armored vehicles, military grade steel is an important material for defense and security. Unlike structural or non-structural low-carbon steel, military and ballistic grades of steel are produced, formed and tested to different standards to guarantee quality and integrity. This article will look at the properties, common grades and common uses of military and ballistic steel.

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    Leeco® Steel, one of the largest suppliers of steel plate in North America, has appointed Tim Quinlan as Director of Sales, effective January 2019.

    Mr. Quinlan formerly held the position of Leeco Steel’s Regional Manager for the South Region based in Ft. Worth, TX, since 2012, which covers Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico and Arizona markets. He will now be based out of Leeco Steel’s Lisle, IL headquarter location.

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  7. Material Testing for Steel

    Steel is an essential material used in a variety of applications. Choosing the right grade of steel requires evaluating chemical composition and mechanical properties. This article will explore and compare common steel materials tests and provide insight into understanding the results.

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  8. Chemistry Behind Alloy Steel

    Steel is the backbone of modern-day infrastructure and has uses across a wide variety of industries. The ability to manipulate steel’s properties through the addition of other elements is what makes steel such a widely-used resource. This article will look at the most common elements comprising the wide range of steel grades and will explore their impact on material properties.

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  9. How Much Does Steel Plate Cost?

    When budgeting or estimating a project that requires steel plate or any steel material, it is often challenging to find a ballpark material cost without speaking to a steel supplier. This article looks at the common factors that impact the cost of steel plate, and highlights situations and behaviors that impact price.

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  10. Blasting, Burning, Grinding & Drilling

    Some applications of steel plate require additional finishing and processing to remove mill scale (a flaky surface that forms as a result of steel manufacturing), cut to a specific size or thickness and more. This article will review the most common types of processes and highlight the differences between them.

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