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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 four must-follow steps for buying steel plate that will ensure you source the right steel at a fair price for every project.

From the buildings we visit, to the homes we live in to the roads we travel, structural steel plate is a versatile construction material that offers structural strength and fabrication versatility without excessive weight. This article takes a deeper look at structural steel, its composition, characteristics, uses and more.

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.

There's optimistic outlook for the Agricultural market over the next 12 months. As demand and planning continue to grow, some are saying this industry is in a boom cycle. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers just released its Agriculture Industry Conditions Survey for North America, and we have highlighted some key points which spotlight the enthusiasm. This thorough study shares a...

Antonio Rosset, Leeco Steel Trading’s Director, was among the featured speakers at the 13th Mining and Exploration Forum held in Moscow, Russia, October 10 -12, 2017.

Leeco Steel, one of the largest suppliers of steel plate in North America, has appointed Kevin Comiskey Regional Sales Manager: Central Division.

Leeco's VP of Energy, John Purcell, provided insight into steel-focused subjects, including impacts & forecasts of the steel industry.

Leeco Steel, one of the largest suppliers of steel plate in North America, has appointed Kevin Comiskey Sales Manager: Central Division.

Leeco Steel is constructing a new distribution center in Brandon, S.D., located nearly 13 miles east of Sioux Falls.

Leeco Steel thrives in the city of Pittsburgh, where the city’s hard working attitude pushes the needle forward for the steel industry.

Leeco Steel has opened in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is Leeco Steel’s first location in Oklahoma, twelfth overall, and will be home to a sales and distribution center.

Leeco Steel has promoted three of its team members to a newly created position of national account manager.

Industry leader, Leeco Steel, went paperless in both their AP and AR departments and the results of doing so were extremely beneficial.

LISLE, IL (JULY 28, 2014) – Leeco Steel, one of the largest suppliers of steel plate in North America, has appointed Ryan Murphy Vice President of Purchasing.

As summer gets into full swing, it’s becoming clear why the next step in Leeco's growth plan was to expand our Texas reach to Houston. There’s a lot happening here!

O'Neal Steel and sister company win $117 million verdict against vendors who sold them inferior steel

I have always been a numbers person. They tell me everything I need to know about the health of our company, Leeco Steel, which supplies plate steel to companies all over North America...

Leeco Steel has purchased a facility in Houston, Texas. This is Leeco Steel’s second location in Texas and will be home to a sales and distribution center.

Leeco Steel has purchased a facility to house a sales and distribution center in Tampa, Florida. This is Leeco Steel’s first location in Florida and 11th overall.

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Larger Wexford, PA, location needed for increased growth.

U.S. Supply Chain Soldiers On Amid Market Constraints

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AWEA’s Chicago Leadership Forum: State of the industry from Illinois’s perspective