Metal Industry News

QESC to Stock Versa-Bar

By on
American Iron, a Lawton Standard company based in Waukesha, Wis., will begin stocking Versa-Bar continuous cast iron bar products and other alloy bars, including bronze, at QESC. The Houston-based QESC is a sister company of American Iron.

Having another distribution point will reduce transit time and improve delivery dates, American Iron claims. The Houston outlet will also offer tubing, milling and plate-cutting services.

“I knew that our alignment with The Lawton Standard family of foundries would further improve our customer service. However, I didn’t expect to offer additional distribution as early as the first quarter of 2023. Inquiries are already being accepted and processed through our Waukesha location to ensure materials are ready,” said Rick Janes, president of American Iron. “We’re excited about folks who have used other commodity bars to try Versa-Bar. With superior machining and application performance, we’re sure the grades will be just right.”

“With the addition of the AIA and Versa-Bar products, we can offer even more services to the region from this facility. These value-added services illustrate the commitment of Lawton Standard to this important area,” said QESC Plant Operations Manager Chuck Walker.  

American Iron processes and distributes continuous cast iron, bronze bar, tubing and other metal components. They also provide metal finishing and other services to the North American market. American Iron primarily focuses on ductile and gray iron in round, square, and rectangular bars under the well-known Versa-Bar brand. The bars can be processed into cut-length, tubed, milled, or slit-to-plate configurations. Sizes range from 1.5 inches up to 24 inches for all shapes.