Steel inventory

Decreasing Customer Lead Times with Our On-Hand Steel Inventory 

Our massive 250,000-square-foot facility houses approximately $2 million of steel at all times. Here are some of the most popular types of steel we use at MFP:

Steel inventory

At MFP, we understand how crucial it is for our customers to receive parts as soon as possible. Every day saved makes a significant difference in meeting customer needs and maintaining a steady production schedule. Any kind of delay has negative repercussions on the final delivery date.

To ensure we are always ready to go when a customer requests a quote, the Metal Fabrication Professionals team has access to a substantial on-hand steel supply. With varieties ranging from common to rare, MFP is equipped to handle precision metal fabrication services with speed and responsiveness.

We’ll walk you through our considerable steel inventory and how it can support your precision sheet metal fabrication services. 

MFP’s On-Hand Steel Inventory

  • Mild steel: From 16 gauge to 3-3.5” 
  • 304 stainless steel: 16 gauge to ¾”
  • 316 stainless steel: 16 gauge to ¾”
  • A variety of others – contact us to learn the types and sizes 

The Benefits of Our Steel Inventory

Having a steel supply readily available at all times in our sheet metal shop offers us the ability to benefit our customers in the following ways:

  • Significant time savings
  • Reliability and protection against supply chain disruptions

Time Savings

When a metal fabrication shop has to order steel, the fastest they can get it is the following day but lead times on steel are typically two to three days. And when it’s not your run-of-the-mill size, it could take much longer than that. That means one day (if you’re lucky) to a week added to your lead times.

This is not the case for Metal Fabrication Professionals. Our vast supply of steel grants us the flexibility to get started on an order as soon as we receive it. The sooner we can begin processing, the shorter your lead times will be on all fabrication and machining services.

Consistent Access to Steel

With many types and sizes of steel in-house, MFP is not vulnerable to supply chain disruptions in the sheet metal industry. We bulk buy our steel ahead of time so our customers don’t have to wait.

At a time when steel was difficult to come by, we had over 300 sheets on hand in our sheet metal shop to support customers’ requests. Lead times for seven-gauge material were as high as 10 to 14 days at one point. But thanks to our supply, our service wasn’t impacted and we were able to get parts out to customers without delay.

MFP Delivers Successful Outcomes by Working Proactively and Strategically

When our customers order from MFP, they can count on…

  • Our Red Wrap Guarantee, MFP’s policy that ensures high-quality parts are delivered with care.
  • A partnership with a one-stop shop that will gladly facilitate production from request to shipping and everything in between.
  • Short lead times as a result of our substantial stock of material.

The Metal Fabrication Professionals team is eager to offer solutions to customers to help them shorten their lead times. Our access to a large steel inventory is a major way we can offer time savings.

Request a quote to streamline production with a proactive sheet metal shop.