Willbanks Metals
Willbanks Metals - Sheet, Plate, & Structural Steel Products

Hot Steel News April 2014


Spring is here and things are heating up at Willbanks Metals.

As our business continues to grow, we’re committed to growing internally too.

We have embarked on a journey to improve our internal processes, which will lay the groundwork for the implementation of our new ERP. This will allow the Willbanks Team to better serve your needs.

Customers are the driving force behind everything we do, and they are the reason we continue to grow. With that in mind, Willbanks Metals would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued business.

Introducing The Newest Team Members At Willbanks Metals

As we move forward into the second quarter of 2014, we remain focused on the most important part of our business: our customers. With that in mind, we’ve expanded our sales team to improve service. Please join us in welcoming the following people to our team.

Corey Clendaniel has been with Willbanks Metals since April 2013. He brings with him 11 years of experience in the steel industry. He recently moved to inside sales from his previous role as production scheduler.

Ernie Navarro brings over 30 years of manufacturing experience. Ernie has held positions in manufacturing management, job-shop operations and sales. He will be focusing on retail sales and inside sales at our Marsalis location.

Chet Wallace is a new inside sales representative at Willbanks. He has 19 years of experience in flat roll and structural sales and has worked with some of the largest precision sheet houses, trailer manufacturers, fabrication shops and aerospace companies from California to Chicago down through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Rick Hargrove brings over 42 years of experience in the Steel Industry in sales, purchasing, and operations. Based in Houston, Rick is tasked with expanding our fabrication and CTL business in that area.

Eddie Hill will be managing our East Texas territory, having worked in sales for over 40 years for steel trading companies, an integrated steel mill, and several service centers. He grew up in Fort Worth and now lives in Plano.

Ken Philpott is based near Tulsa and will be selling for us in the OK, KS, & MO area. Ken is a 32 year veteran of the steel industry. During his career Ken has held the position of inside sales, outside sales, and territory manager, working with major OEMs and steel service centers.

Together with our existing sales staff, we have a great new team and look forward to working with you.

Adding Value To Meet Your Structural Needs

When was the last time you dropped by the Willbanks Metals Retail & Long Products Division? Are you aware of the items we stock and what value added processes we can offer? At Willbanks Metals, we encourage our metal partners to come out and tour our facilities. Be sure to talk with your sales person and work out a time to come visit. Now, let’s take a look into a little detail as to what we can do for you.

We offer (1) vertical band and (1) horizontal band HEM saw with the ability to cut up to a 20″ x 38″ bundle (10T and 60′ long) at 45/60/90 degrees.

In order to process more “quick-turn” items, we have installed a ½” x 12′ shear.

Quick press-brake capabilities help separate us from the rest of the pack. We can offer “quick-turn” forming with our 500T x 12′ press.

Let us roll your structural for you. We offer (2) structural rolls with the ability to roll all types of structural products. For example, we can roll 4″ SCH 40 pipe, 8″ beam, 8″ channel, 4″ tubing, 4-1/2″ angle, etc.

Need holes punched in your structural products? We offer (2) Piranah punches with the ability to make holes in 1″ A36 plate.

Give us a call and let us know how we can add value to your long products. Whether it’s “quick-turn” or “high quantity”, we’ll be glad to service your needs.

Justin Robles
Product Manager – Value Added Services

We truly appreciate your business…..if we can help in any way, please do not hesitate to ask. Willbanks Metals offers a full range of metal products and fabrication services. Call or visit our website for more information. Thank you.

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