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Top 10 Applications for Fabricated Metal in the Oil and Gas Industry

Custom-fitted metal elements create strength and safety throughout many industries, and they are particularly useful for meeting the demands of a heavy-duty business, such as oil and gas drilling and petrochemical processing and refinement. Operations typically continue 24 hours a day — and lose money if they don’t — so safety, function and efficiency must be constant priorities. A number of different professionals within the oil and gas industry, as well as other industries, can benefit from a deeper knowledge about the possibilities of fabricated metal. These professionals include: Company owners Maintenance individuals and teams Construction professionals Read more
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More than a Distributor, More than a Fabricator

Often, I am asked to describe who and what Marco Specialty Steel is. This can elicit a complex answer. On the one hand, Marco is one of the largest stocking distributors of wire cloth, perforated metal, expanded metal and grating products in the Southwest. Our facility is over 35,000 square feet under roof, with 75,000 square feet of concrete and stabilized yard for outside storage (on almost 10 acres) just south of downtown Houston. For almost 25 years we have catered to and specialized in supplying our products to the petrochemical industry and its ancillary supporters, including strainer manufacturers, refractory and insulation companies, catalyst companies, tank and vessel manufacturers, and more. We have made it our business to know that industry and keep the items it requires in sto… Read more
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Custom Fabricated Support Grid Project

Quality, Speed, Reliability: The MarCo Way “We look forward to a challenge and regularly complete new and innovative projects.” — Russell Mapes, MarCo When a company was contracted to fabricate catalyst grids to place inside new vessels, that company did as many other companies and engineers do: They called on MarCo Specialty Steel Inc. “They naturally thought of MarCo for our level of experience fabricating, the quality of our work, our knowledgeable and genuine customer service representatives, as well as our accommodating nature and ease of doing business,” said Russell Mapes, vice president of MarCo Specialty Steel. The project entailed 14 support grids and hold do… Read more