Saturday, January 31, 2009

Getting Steel for our Products

When we buy steel for our metal products, we usually buy sheets that are 4 feet by 8 feet. We could use sheets as large as 5 feet by 10 feet, but they are difficult for one person to handle. We order steel from a company in Plattsburgh, NY. They are delivered on a big flatbed truck. My husband and the driver unload them onto our tractor and my husband places them on boards in the garage. He then moves each one by hand and places it in the upright steel rack that he built. He has the rack placed near our plasma cutting table which allows for easier placement of a sheet on the table when he is ready for it. I think it's really interesting how he can turn a blank piece of metal into so many interesting items!

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