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Old 09-19-2008, 04:06 AM
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Buying steel

Any places around South Dakota that a person can buy some steel? I am putting together some plans and a materials list for a flatbed for pickup.
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Check with your local welding shops, many of them resell to the public. I don't know of any strictly steel sales places, except the suppliers for the companies. I got mine from State Steel when I worked at TCF...
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If you head out to the Hills there's Ace Steel and recycling, and Pacific Steel in Rapid.
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I thought about Ace and Pacific Steel.

No one around Pierre that sells unless the welding shops mark the price even more than what steel already is.

Well I better put my shopping list together.
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Oh, they definitely do add to the price... If you wander as far as Huron, Marko Steel there deals straight to the public, and then the recyclers sell used steel. I can't for the life of me remember the name of the yard there at Huron that I dealt with so much... they sell good structural used steel.
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State Steel in Sioux Falls is a good one. I've bought a bit from them...
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For the life of Me I could not remember Marko Steel. My former neighbor would buy from them. I think they even delivered.

State Steel, any more it seems I get to Sioux Falls more than I do Rapid.
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Barti Metal is the salvage place there in Huron... I don't know what State's retail prices are, I got the company price when I worked at Twin City Fan...
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Just got done pricing the tubing I'll need for the frame and roll cage for the Bronco II-----Man, talk about sticker shock!!! Haven't built a complete car for a couple years, prices are really crazy right now.... The price of scrap iron just went in the toilet a couple weeks back, hopefully new steel will go down a bit in the next month or so before I really need it....
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