Steel Manufacturing Blog: Keeping it Steel

Slotted Steel Shims and Hot Dip Galvanizing

Posted on Fri, Feb 07, 2020 @ 10:08 AM

Slotted Steel Shims and Hot Dip Galvanizing: Increase Expedience and Lower Cost

Preparation in advance leads to The Steel Supply Company's ability to anticipate and fulfill the steel fabricator's needs.

Frequently, The Steel Supply Company receives orders for slotted steel shims that are hot dip galvanized. While a shim is seemingly simple, there are a few considerations that a steel fabricator should take into account when placing an order. The most important of these considerations are manufacturing quality and the hot dip galvanization process.

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Tags: Steel Shims, Hot Dip Galvanizing, Slotted Shims, Steel Coatings, Slotted Steel Shims

Steel Primer, Paint and Coatings - Quick Checklist

Posted on Fri, Jul 05, 2019 @ 07:14 PM

Paint and Coatings are a universe of options and complexities. Fortunately for the steel fabricator the scope is limited by the requirements. Priming forms the basis of the coating system and often that is the only coat the steel will receive. Most of our customers prime steel in red or gray. Some of the miscellaneous and ornamental fabricators choose black. A few, for marketing purposes, choose their own color, such as green or blue to stand out on a job-site so anyone seeing the steel knows it was their work. Regardless of the color the basic primer has one function. Prohibit rust until the structure is enclosed.

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Tags: Industrial Maintenance, Steel Coatings, Steel Primer