American vs. Chinese Steel: The Best Price is Not Always the Best Option
With Chinese steel being somewhat more affordable in some cases, it might seem wise to invest in some when constructing your building – but this opens you up to a world of liability.
Foreign steel markets like China are trending toward valuing price over safety. Unfortunately, it’s not always obvious that the product you’re buying is 100% made in the U.S.A. Numerous companies go out of their way to cover for the fact that they’re outsourcing resources to China.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to such practices out. Many companies use third party steel building brokers who don’t actually make the steel. They’re only interested in the lowest price possible, which often means it’s outsourced.
The best way to determine where your steel is coming from is to simply ask the person you’re doing business with if they’re a broker or not.
At Probuilt Steel Buildings, you’ll never get the wrong answer, with high-quality steel straight from the heartland. We never sacrifice quality over safety, all at affordable prices.