Electro-Galvanized Steel: How it is Made

Recently we discussed how galvanized steel is made. It is a very interesting process, at least I think so. How Electro-Galvanized Steel is Made Today, however, we are going to take a look at a different process application of zinc, electro-galvanization. In the galvanizing process the finish is obtained through a hot-dip or continuous galvanization […]

Aluminum: What it is Used For

Uses for Aluminum Aluminum is used for many applications. In this post we will discuss some of the more common industries we supply to; the first of which is the truck and trailer industry. Truck and Trailer The truck and trailer industry widely uses aluminum for the construction of trailer bodies. Livestock/horse trailers, sport trailers, […]

Aluminum: How it is Made

How Aluminum is Made Aluminum is used for a variety of applications from soda cans, to airplanes, signs, to automobiles. What you may not know is that your hot Maserati…Oh, you don’t drive a Maserati? Well, this is awkward. Anyway, what you may not know is that your [insert car brand here] basically started with […]

Galvanized Steel: What is it Used For

What Galvanized Steel is Used For Last month we discussed how galvanized steel is made. Now, I think it is time to talk about what it is used for. HVAC Galvanized steel is most commonly seen in HVAC equipment and ductwork. Although typically hidden behind ceilings and walls, many buildings are now embracing open ceilings […]

Galvanized Steel: How it is Made

Many people know what galvanized steel is. It is used for a wide variety of applications ranging from HVAC ductwork to gardening pails; household decorations to garbage cans. The spangle finish on the surface makes it visually appealing, but also makes it more durable and corrosion resistant. So, how is galvanized steel made? Where does […]

Stainless Steel: What it is Used For

When many people think of steel, they think of stainless-at least that is what I thought of before I came to work for a steel company. The reason behind this is that it is used in numerous applications. What Stainless Steel is Used For In a previous post we discussed how stainless steel is made. […]

Beyond Metal: What it Means to Our Customers

Beyond Metal Part 2 Our customers are the focus of our business. Without you we would mindlessly process sheet metal to let it sit on the floor. It’s true, without you we simply wouldn’t exist. It is because of you that we believe in going Beyond Metal in everything we do. By providing you with […]

Our Core Values: It’s Who We Are

Values. They mean different things to different people. To us, they mean more than words on a placard in our lobbies. Our core values reflect our company, our employees, and our customers. As a company, our core values are the heart of everything we do. To our employees, value means contribution and commitment to our […]

Cold Rolled Steel: What it is Used For

Uses for Cold Rolled Steel When it comes to appearance cold rolled steel has a cleaner surface finish than hot rolled. However, it is also much more basic and is often painted to enhance the overall look. Metal Furniture Cold rolled can be used for many applications. One of the most common is metal furniture, […]

Beyond Metal: What it Means to Us

Beyond Metal Part 1 You might see us using this tag line from time to time, but do you know what it really means? At Metalwest our product focus is flat roll, but our true focus is our customers. To us, Beyond Metal means going the extra mile to ensure our customers succeed. We don’t […]