Spectacular Steel: Our Top 10 Favorite Works of Steel Art

If there is any building material that best represents American industry, it is steel. Check out our top ten favorite pieces of art constructed from our favorite metal. #1 Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog” Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania. […]

5 Palaces to Inspire Your Home’s Wrought Iron Fencing

You’ve learned about the history of wrought iron on our blog before. Wrought iron is an undeniable classic. Known for their distinctive scrolls, spear-points, and beautiful design. Wrought iron is a timeless classic, and it can add an air of elegance […]

Steel Artist Spotlight: Jon Allen

At Tampa Steel & Supply, we offer products and services to for a variety of projects. While some come to us for building materials for industrial design, we also supply metal to artists. In our newest series, Steel Artist Spotlight, […]

The Fantastic Machines of Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn is an open world role-playing game that’s set in a far future post-apocalyptic Colorado. It follows the story of a girl named Aloy (a play on words of alloy) as she fights fantastic metal beasts and tries […]

Rolled Steel 101: Cold Rolled vs. Hot Rolled Steel

So you want to use rolled steel in your project. What type of rolled steel should you use? The terms “cold and hot rolled” refer to the industry names for steel formed at different temperatures. Here are the differences between […]

The Sunshine State: Once Upon a Time the Steel State?

Today, people sometimes react with surprise when they discover that sunny Florida once served as an important wartime steel fabrication center in the U.S. The fascinating relationship between steel and the Sunshine State is an interesting chapter in our state’s […]

What Is Galvanized Metal?

If you’re new to the world of metal and steel supply, you may have heard the word galvanize thrown around a few times. But what, exactly, does galvanized metal mean? Tampa Steel and Supply is here to provide you with […]

Why Steel Is Essential to Star Wars

Many fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the newest Star Wars movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. To get pumped up for the release on December 15th, 2017, we wanted to celebrate the many important ways metal touches the […]

What Is a Metal Alloy?

Did you know that the majority of the “metals” we use aren’t actually metals at all? Rather than metals, these materials are alloys and they are everywhere around us! From dental fillings to aircraft, alloys are a large part of […]

The History of Wrought Iron

The appearance of wrought iron is undeniably a classic. Picture black picket fences with scrolls and rosettes, spear-pointed window bars and swirling spiral staircases leading to a garden terrace. When we think of wrought iron we think of elegance, fine […]