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Old April 1st, 2016, 02:33 PM   #1
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Where do you guys get metal sheets near Kzoo? Everyone around here wants 195-200 for a 4x8 of 3/16 Mild steel?

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Old April 1st, 2016, 02:44 PM   #2
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Schupan and alro, ask for drop sizes and prices.
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Old April 1st, 2016, 03:23 PM   #3
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Schupan sells?

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I know it's a bit of a drive but on some recent quotes a couple places in elkhart were half the price of alro on angle iron and expanded metal.
Elkhart steel has a better selection in stock, but Nav steel was even cheaper.

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Old April 1st, 2016, 03:49 PM   #5
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Ok, thanks man

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Little bit of a drive as well, but central iron if you can work with drops ($.40/#) or elenbaas in Greenville has always treated me well
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 09:45 AM   #7
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What exactly are drops? Like remnants?

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Yes, various sizes of cutoffs from customer orders. 95% of the steel I buy anymore is drops cuz the Alro in Ann Arbor has a great showroom with tons of them. Anything from big to small can usually be found cheap.
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Ok, thanks, Ill have to look then

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Okay, our drops are .99c a lb, so got enough steel for a bumper for $65

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You're welcome.
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Yes, various sizes of cutoffs from customer orders. 95% of the steel I buy anymore is drops cuz the Alro in Ann Arbor has a great showroom with tons of them. Anything from big to small can usually be found cheap.
And you can stop by on a Saturday morning. That part is awesome.
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Drops at Alro in kzoo have 50% off for WMU students.
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Holy shit, need to get some friends who go there

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I wonder if A2 location offers discounts to students, too. It might be worth paying a student $20 to go in and buy a big order.
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I wonder if A2 location offers discounts to students, too. It might be worth paying a student $20 to go in and buy a big order.
Is that like paying an older dude to buy beer when you're 17?
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Pretty much.

That brings about a good point. I can trade steel drops for a 6-pack.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 08:55 AM   #18
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Same

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ha ha. Yeah, I plan to drive 2 hours to kzoo just to buy steel. Well worth it!
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