A distributor came to Louisiana Steel looking for a receiving tube for a telescoping application after their original supplying mill had gone out of business. Louisiana Steel was the only mill able to produce the exact dimensions needed along with the precise tolerances that were required for the insert tubes to slide effortlessly in and out of the receiving tube. Not only did our custom approach to manufacturing deliver the perfect product to our customer, it also saved our distributor’s customer countless dollars that they would have spent on redesign.
A steel fabrication shop in southern Louisiana came to Louisiana Steel for help after receiving a contract to make large potato chip fryers. Despite the tough requirements, Louisiana Steel was not only able to make the 10.000 x 7.000 rectangle that was large enough to fit the heating elements, but was also able to produce it in a .134 wall thin enough to allow the proper heat transfer to the oil. This solution allowed the fabricator to not have to weld the size from plate, allowing them to save time and money while receiving a superior product.
A heavy equipment manufacturer from Finland approached Louisiana Steel with a problem: They wanted to expand their product line in the US, which would involve small runs of several metric sizes. Rather than face expensive shipping costs and limited lengths, Louisiana Steel was not only able to produce all sizes, but stock and release them as needed.