Meet our oxy-fuel operator, Kevin

Meet our oxy-fuel operator, Kevin Luker! With over 20 years of experience, he is one of the most skilled members on our processing team in Nashville, Tennessee. Kevin has excelled in many roles throughout his career, including material handling, drilling, sawing, lasering, shearing, and now oxy-fuel cutting. Kevin is a team player and always willing… Read More

Meet our tube laser operator, Derek

Have you ever created a project for the world stage? Well, our tube laser operator Derek Spraggins has: “The World Games 2022 had a lot of laser cutting involved, and it was very cool to have my hands involved in parts that the world would see. There were several statues erected, cut from steel tube,… Read More

O’Neal Steel November Market Informer

The Diesel Market is in a Perfect Storm as Prices Surge, Supply Dwindles Ahead of Winter A perfect storm is taking place in the diesel market, with dwindling diesel reserves, a drought on the Mississippi River pushing more product to rail and truck, and a possible rail strike leading to a surge in prices that… Read More

Meet our plasma operator, Jeff

“The best part of my job is the satisfaction of processing a client’s order, getting it done correctly and on time. I feel if I am going to do a job, any job, I should do it to the best of my ability.” Jeff Curl, Plasma Operator Meet our plasma operator, Jeff Curl! With 44… Read More

O’Neal Steel October Market Informer

U.S. Factory Orders Unchanged in August  New orders for U.S.-manufactured goods were unchanged in August amid a drop in demand for transportation equipment, but solid gains elsewhere pointed to underlying strength in manufacturing. The Commerce Department said on October 4 the flat reading in factory orders, which matched economists’ expectations, followed a 1.0 decline in… Read More

O’Neal Steel September Market Informer

U.S. Charges Towards Green Energy The U.S. seems well on its path to green energy. President Joe Biden recently signing into law the biggest clean energy investment in U.S. history. The package includes $370 billion in subsidies for solar and wind energy development, electric vehicles, etc. Taking a cue, US Steel and Shell U.S. Gas… Read More

O’Neal Steel August Market Informer

U.S. Manufacturing Slows Modestly  U.S. manufacturing activity slowed less than expected in July and there were signs that supply constraints are easing, with a measure of prices paid for inputs by factories falling to a two-year low, suggesting inflation has probably peaked. While the Institute for Supply Management survey on August 1 showed a measure… Read More

O’Neal Steel July Market Informer

Survey: 70% of Companies Planning Reshoring or Nearshoring Projects  Seven out of ten U.S. based manufacturing companies are planning to invest in new production capacity closer to their home bases as a result of the global upheavals of recent years, a new survey has found. The robotics and automation arm of global conglomerate ABB recently… Read More

O’Neal Steel June Market Informer

Domestic Aluminum Market Remains Strong As U.S. Industry Investment Hits Highest Level In Decades And 2021 Demand Growth Revised Upward The Aluminum Association released preliminary estimates as part of its monthly Aluminum Situation report showing a 5.3% demand growth for the aluminum industry in North America (U.S. and Canada) through the first quarter of 2022…. Read More

Upload PO’s Directly to PRONTO®

Upload Your Purchase Order Directly to PRONTO® We love getting feedback from our customers! In fact, we are excited to announce that in response to customer requests, PRONTO® now offers you the ability to upload purchase orders directly at the checkout screen. For those customers who generate POs within your internal systems and prefer the… Read More