Industries with the Most Steel Applications

Steel’s remarkable material strength and versatility propelled the growth of numerous other industries both in the United States and throughout the world. With its variety of properties and forms — form high-temperature plates to flat carbon products — steel offers a spectrum of applications in various fields, particularly in modern heavy industries.

Out of all the industries that rely on the material, the following use it extensively:


From low- and high-rise buildings and sports stadiums to roofing jobs and security fences, the construction industry has no shortage of steel material applications. In fact, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reports that the industry accounts for half of the world’s steel consumption.

Estimates put the construction industry’s consumption of steel somewhere in the $7.5 billion range every year. When broken down per country, the US tops the list as the industry’s biggest consumer. China comes in at second. This staggering amount of material requirement underlines the importance of a reliable US steel service center to supply companies with quality processed steel.


The next most steel-driven industry is transportation, mainly the automotive market. Its steel requirements call for specific levels of strength, ductility, corrosion resistance, etc., resulting in products like advanced high-strength steel and surface-treated steel.
Despite its use in the automotive market, steel applications still have other significant applications in the construction of transmissions, rails, anchor chains, jet engine components, and more.


Steel infrastructure is critical in the energy sector, which includes nuclear, natural gas, and wind power segments. Offshore platforms, earth moving equipment, forklifts, and cranes all depend on high-strength steel to carry out demanding resource extraction activities. Energy projects also require huge amounts of steel to produce pipelines, wind turbines, transmission towers, transformer cores, and electricity pylons, among others.

If you operate in any of these industries, you’ll need a reputable supplier of diverse and high-quality steel sheets, like us. Contact us today for expert steel solutions to your needs.

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At Hascall Steel we understand that part of being an expert is being able to tailor steel to your needs. With that in mind there are some key areas that will help us fulfill your steel order in a way that is best suited to your company’s capacities. By working with our sales team, we can adjust several aspects of your order to make things easier for your team members. Next are some areas to keep in mind that can improve efficiency and quality.


Often customers place an order with the following basic information: Quantity/Gauge/Width/Length/Steel Type…

However there are quite a few QUALIFIERS that will help us all get the best value from the informational exchange.


When discussing material with our Sales Team, be sure to include tolerances for your gauge, width, and length (if applicable). In some cases, Hascall can meet tolerances as low as +/-.001 on gauge, +/-.003 on width, and +/-.015 on length. Specifications – Many steel specifications come with sub categories that can alter chemistries and mechanical boundaries. Be sure to have the full specification when ordering or talk with your sales representative to discuss options.


Proper packaging can help reduce unloading and production time. ID – We offer ID sizes in 16”, 20”, and 24” OD – We are able to provide OD sizes up to 72” Skidding – Standard or custom skidding available, just let us know how you would like your material skidded to best meet your equipment needs.
Paper – Protective paper is standard on all orders but can be applied with standard or full wrapping both with and without Hascall Logos. Max Coil and Skid Weight – Coils can be adjusted to meet your max lift and coil capacities.
Offloading – Material can be shipped skidded or standing and set for Forklift on the side or the rear of the bed. Material can also be shipped ready for sheet lifter or overhead crane offload.


Steel is only good if it gets there when you need it. At Hascall we have an experienced Logistics team that will ensure that your steel arrives on time in the way that best suits your needs. Whether you would like delivery via our in-house Steel Man Transportation service or if you would like to pick up your material personally, our team can set up appointments that meet your schedule. Our Logistics team can also arrange a 3rd party carrier if needed. Delivery dates, times, and address should be discussed with your Sales Representative prior to ordering.


And lastly, we know each customer is unique. There may be special requests that we would love to accommodate. These may range from a sample of the steel attached to the packaging, to increased tag requirements and frequencies. We are happy to work with you in order to be your trusted choice in slit steel coil and blanks.