Why Buy American Made Stainless Steel Equipment?

To this day, America remains one of the largest consumers of steel. In fact, the U.S. is the fourth largest producer of steel behind China, India & Japan with an estimated 85,791.4 thousand tons of steel produced each year. It’s safe to say that the steel industry plays a vital role in manufacturing & infrastructure projects across the country. So, why is it so important to buy American steel?

In this article, we’ll go over the 3 main reasons to consider products constructed from American made stainless steel. Along with that, we will share why IMC chooses to use only American stainless steel. Let’s start.

Reason #1 – Quality, Quality, Quality

In the realm of steel, America & China are at odds when it comes to quality. Although Chinese steel is cheaper, it poses giant safety risks due to the construction of the steel itself (the varying levels of boron & chromium being the main culprit).

On top of this, American steel has lower oxidation levels. This means it is less likely to rust over time & will degrade much more slowly.

Finally, American steel is subject to many strict & rigorous safety tests that are not needed in other countries. American Standard for Testing and Materials (ASTM) & Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have specific guidelines for steel that must be met during the manufacturing process.

Reason #2 – Think About the Environment

The American steel industry is the cleanest & most energy-efficient of the leading steel industries in the world. This is because mills that produce steel in the USA are under strict environmental regulations. This means the steel produced has significantly less CO2 (the primary greenhouse gas). Compare this to China where a whopping 10%-15% of annual emissions come from steel production alone & emissions are 2.5 times higher.

In fact, the U.S. steel industry is actively searching for ways to decrease the environmental impact even more by lowering emissions by 50% by 2050.

Reason #3 – The Economy

The American steel industry accounts for nearly $520 billion in economic output & close to 2 million jobs. This represents a significant portion of our economy. Moreover, with the indefinite demand for steel, the industry is not going away anytime soon.

Quite simply an investment in American made stainless steel products is an investment in the American economy.

Why IMC/Teddy Uses American Made Stainless Steel

Since 1955, IMC/Teddy has prided itself on manufacturing the highest quality products using the best materials available.

The way we do this is by utilizing reliable & durable American stainless steel in each & every product produced in our building. Combining the talent in our engineering & production departments, we follow strict quality control guidelines & demonstrate our commitment to servicing customer needs.

IMC/Teddy is also a believer in growing the American steel industry & supporting the U.S. economy as a whole. This can only be achieved by investing in American steel & creating a finished product that we can confidently label as 100% USA Made.

IMC manufactures all products using the strongest type 304 stainless steel in our Amityville, NY factory. Most products are also NSF certified, ensuring the best quality for your facility. To learn more about how IMC can cater to your stainless steel needs, click here.

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