Excess Prime / Secondary

Surplus and Non-Prime Steel for Specific Applications

Excess and Non-Prime Material

Through our Joint Venture Sun Steel Trading – Randall offers excess and non-prime material to satisfy needs in the marketplace for applications that don’t require the stringent quality controls that prime metal does. Whether your material is getting painted or coated or going to a non critical or non-visible application – using non prime material is a way to lower your costs while still maintaining the integrity of your product.

Non-Prime Steel

Non-prime steel is ideal for applications that don’t require the stringent quality controls that prime metal does. A few dings or aesthetic flaws don’t matter when your material is getting painted or coated or going to a non-critical or non-visible application — and even if your application is visible, these minor imperfections may be fixable.

Some non-prime steel is of high quality, but it may not have been used or inspected, and lacking the credentials of prime steel, it gets labeled as sub-prime or less-than-prime.

Excess Prime Steel

Excess, or surplus, steel is simply that — steel that is leftover for various reasons but is otherwise perfectly usable and possibly even of high quality. Excess steel may be obtained because it was over-ordered, it may have been mis-cut or cut into non-standard dimensions, an order or project was cancelled, a product was rejected, it became available after a business or location closure, or it was simply overstocked.

Why This Market Is Important

The high cost of processing makes steel too valuable to waste. Melting and reforming unused steel is less expensive, but it is still costly and time-consuming. Plus, reusing materials instead of discarding them and starting from scratch offers environmental benefits as well. Customers who are interested in sustainability make up a large portion of the market for excess and non-prime steel.