For many businesses and industries in Illinois, the Midwest, and throughout the country and the world, carbon steel plates are a part of doing business. Indeed, those businesses in counterweight manufacturing, equipment manufacturing, construction, and more all depend on carbon steel plates to get the job done.
If your business is one that needs carbon steel plates, our team can help. At IM Steel, we have earned a reputation as one of the best carbon steel plate suppliers.
Carbon steel and stainless steel have distinct physical characteristics. For those in the manufacturing and construction industries, carbon steel is the superior choice. The primary difference in these two steel types–which leads to the differences in physical characteristics–is the alloy content of each. While stainless steel must contain at least 10.5 percent chromium, carbon steel has an alloy content that’s below 10.5 percent.
This alloy difference results in a higher carbon content in carbon steel, which makes the steel harder, more durable, and able to maintain shape and resist abrasion – characteristics that are key.
At IM Steel, we have a variety of carbon steel products available, including mild steel plates that have a lower carbon content than high-carbon steel. Our mild carbon steel products are desirable because they are more weldable, ductile, and flexible than are other steel products. Our steel plates are considered to be some of the highest-quality steel plates in the industry.
In order to meet your business’s needs, we carry a huge range of mild steel plates in stock, including steel plates of different gauges. Our inventory and the number of plates we have in stock of each gauge is posted right on our website and is updated regularly for your convenience. Pricing of our steel plates is by weight. You can request a quote right on our website.
We know that it’s not just the quality of steel plate you’re getting that you are concerned about – you also want your order filled in a timely manner, and you want to be able to trust that your order will be filled to specification. At IM Steel, we can stage and fill an order within 24 hours of receiving it, can cut plates to length at no drop to the customer, can provide multiple gauges and steel products all in one truckload, and we can ship anywhere in the United States. We take pride in our ability to exceed your expectations in terms of service, all while providing the best steel plates.
If your business needs steel plates for its operations, reach out to our team of one of the best carbon steel plate suppliers in Illinois and throughout the Midwest. We are here to answer your questions and provide you with the high-quality steel products you’re looking for, ranging from plates to billets to pipes to coils and more. Request a quote online, send us a message, or call us directly for more information.