Armor Steel & Equipment still going strong

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Armor Steel & Equipment Shop Manager Darren Sundman inspects raw steel sold by the business.

GLADSTONE — Metal and industrial equipment supplier Armor Steel & Equipment has been offering its products to people in the area for over a decade.

Shop Manager Darren Sundman said Jason DeGrave, the business’ owner, bought Armor Steel in April 2016.

“It was already started prior to Jason buying it out,” Sundman said.

According to Sundman, the business had already been operating for about 10 years at the time of the buyout.

On the whole, Sundman said sales at Armor Steel have been strong recently. He noted this business is somewhat seasonal.

“Of course, it slows down in the winter,” he said.

However, he noted sales increase significantly during the summer months.

Much of Armor Steel’s business comes from people living in the area.

“A majority of it’s all local business,” Sundman said.

Armor Steel’s best-selling product is likely ABC Metal Roofing, Sundman said.

“It lasts longer than asphalt shingles,” he said regarding the appeal of this roofing option.

Other products offered by Armor Steel include prime, secondary and surplus steel; specialty metals; complete metal structures; storage containers; and used heavy equipment.

On the future of Armor Steel, Sundman said the business plans to “just keep on going, hopefully.”

He added Armor Steel — like many other businesses — will have to deal with the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.

“Consumers are going to see it in everything,” he said.

Sundman thanked people in the area for their support of Armor Steel over the years.

“We appreciate all the local business, and keep on coming and seeing us,” he said.

For more information about Armor Steel & Equipment, visit armorsteel.net or call 906-428-3600.


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