Is there a difference between foreign & domestic steel?

Many companies care about using domestic steel products, but I don’t think there is much difference between foreign & domestic steel, but both products have to pass rigorous testing & safety standards! The safety standards & testing overseas are not quite as stringent as the 1s here & that is 1 of the main differences… I use lots of steel products in my business & I typically try to buy American made domestic steel whenever possible.

  • I don’t think there is much of a difference between the steel products, however the American-made products make me think love I am helping another small business in the area.

My small business is pressing to me & I guess there are other people with small suppliers that are just as pressing to them. I buy all of my steel products from a company that offers both American made & foreign products. The foreign steel products are really much cheaper than the American made steel products. I buy American-made steel for everything that counts & I buy the cheaper foreign-made steel for the products that don’t matter. The double loop ties that I use on all of the rebar are foreign, however all of the rebar rods are all domestic made. I save quite a bit of money by using the foreign double loop wire ties & I can find them in several unusual applications. I can also find the double loop wire ties in a variety of unusual sizes including 14 gauge all the way up to 18 gauge. The double loop wire ties are made of high quality steel, however they are legitimately malleable & flexible.


Bar wire made in USA