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Coronavirus Update

As concerns regarding Coronavirus continue to impact many aspects of our personal and professional lives, we wanted to reach out and let you know the steps we are taking in response to this pandemic. As always, the health and safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. With these growing health concerns, O’Neal… Read More

O’Neal Steel March Market Informer

The Latest on Coronavirus, Its Impact on the Economy and the Industrial Metals Sector As most are certainly aware, the coronavirus has rattled markets, lawmakers, health officials, and the industrial metals industry. Last week culminated in an announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) that it was raising its risk assessment of the coronavirus to… Read More

The Pursuit of Service Excellence

Customer Service is a broad term that can mean different things to different people across the metals industry. At O’Neal Steel, our brand of customer service drives us to understand customer needs, and our service efforts are focused on providing our customers with a top tier experience. We strive to make it easy for customers… Read More

O’Neal Steel February Market Informer

U.S. Consumer Spending Rises Steadily; Inflation Remains Tame U.S. consumer spending rose steadily in December, but tepid income gains pointed to moderate consumption growth this year, which together with slumping business investment likely set the economy on a slower growth path this year. While the report on January 31 from the Commerce Department also showed… Read More

The Impact of E-Commerce in B2B

There is no denying e-commerce has completely revolutionized growth across the globe for businesses. While these platforms were initially targeted toward B2C sales, the acceleration of growth in B2B e-commerce is undeniable. In 2018, business sales through direct websites and other online marketplaces grew to more than $1 trillion—accounting for approximately 7% of all B2B… Read More

O’Neal Steel January Market Informer

U.S., China Expect to Sign Phase One Trade Deal in Mid-January As The Associated Press reported on January 2, President Donald Trump has announced that he will sign the first phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement at the White House in mid-January. Vice Premier Liu He will travel to Washington, D.C. to sign the agreement… Read More

Precision Ground Bar: Back to Basics

Though O’Neal Steel has been selling precision ground bar for several months, we want to do a refresher on some of the technical basics of this great product. Did you know there are some key differences between precision ground bar and our traditional cold finish, alloy, and stainless steel round bar? In fact, there are… Read More

O’Neal Steel Market Informer

Steel Imports Soar By 34.6% In October Steel import permit applications rose to 2.56 million tons in October, according to the U.S. Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring Analysis data. That’s a 29.2% increase from the 1.98 million tons permitted in September and a 34.6% increase from the 1.9 million tons of steel actually imported… Read More

Precision Ground Bar: Five Questions

Last month we showed you the ways precision ground bar can save you money! This month, as we continue highlighting this new product, we are answering five questions you may have when determining if precision ground bar is right for you.   1. How can I apply the bar? If the end will be used… Read More

O’Neal Steel Market Informer

Industry News Senate To Resume Consideration Of Transportation Funding Bill Legislation that would provide funding in fiscal 2020 for federal transportation agencies is among the measures set for consideration in the U.S. Senate on October 28. Floor managers have scheduled consideration of the bill. The Senate’s version would provide $74.3 billion for transportation infrastructure programs,… Read More