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    Default Current "Go to Company" for aluminum stocked in Houston???

    Hi all!

    Given the economy in Texas over the past couple of years, the suppliers I have always turned to, are no longer stocking much of anything locally. Everything ~has~ to come down from Dallas, Tulsa, or Chicago.

    The usual suspects have rearranged their sales staff, stocking locations, stocked inventory, etc.
    Now, I don't know whom to call for XXX, as I used to.

    Trident = stocking in Dallas
    Special Metals = Tulsa, or Chicago
    EMJ= Houston, but dealing with them can be a real PITA
    Lokey = Houston, but their stocked supply seems to be about 50% of what it was 3 years ago.

    Who else is out there, that is still stocking 6061 round/ plate/ bar, in full stick quantities?

    Don't get me wrong, Gulf Coast, Metal Supermarket, Morris Metals, Reliance, Thissen Krupp, all have their place in the list, but none are a good "catch all"

    Can anyone share their go to company for standard, in stock, 6061 profiles?

    Thanks,

    Doug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug925 View Post
    Hi all!

    Given the economy in Texas over the past couple of years, the suppliers I have always turned to, are no longer stocking much of anything locally. Everything ~has~ to come down from Dallas, Tulsa, or Chicago.

    The usual suspects have rearranged their sales staff, stocking locations, stocked inventory, etc.
    Now, I don't know whom to call for XXX, as I used to.

    Trident = stocking in Dallas
    Special Metals = Tulsa, or Chicago
    EMJ= Houston, but dealing with them can be a real PITA
    Lokey = Houston, but their stocked supply seems to be about 50% of what it was 3 years ago.

    Who else is out there, that is still stocking 6061 round/ plate/ bar, in full stick quantities?

    Don't get me wrong, Gulf Coast, Metal Supermarket, Morris Metals, Reliance, Thissen Krupp, all have their place in the list, but none are a good "catch all"

    Can anyone share their go to company for standard, in stock, 6061 profiles?

    Thanks,

    Doug.
    Eastern Metal Supply shows a location in Houston. They are one of my two main go to sources here in Atlanta, so I would definitely give them a shot over there.

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    Hell, while we're at it, Pierce Aluminum is my other, and they have a location in Broussard La. Depending on which side of Houston you're on, you may well still be within their delivery area.


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