Frequently asked questions
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What is your typical quote response turnaround time?
All web inquiries are responded to same day if they come in during business hours. If a web request is sent after hours or on the weekend we will respond first thing when we open the next morning. If you phone in your request or come into one of our branches you will be responded to immediately with the information you need.
What is the minimum quantity I can purchase?
One piece - any size and weight.
What is the difference between hot rolled and cold rolled steel?
Cold rolling increases the yield strength and hardness of a metal by introducing defects into the metals crystal structure. Cold Rolling is most often used to decrease the thickness of plate and sheet metal in the manufacturing stage. Since cold-formed steel is formed at room temperature, the material becomes harder and stronger. The cold roll process results in improved gauge tolerances, as well as a smooth, attractive appearance. Cold rolled steel is generally free of rust or scale and is easy to work, paint or chrome. Not only are the tolerances (thicknesses) looser on hot rolled steel, but often the "squareness" (edges and finish) of the product are not as precise as well.
Which is stronger?
Steel is stronger than aluminum pound for pound, but there are different alloys, tensile strengths, etc. that play a role in determining this answer. Within the steel category, cold rolled is a little stronger and harder than hot rolled.
Which bends better – hot rolled or cold rolled?
Hot rolled bar or sheet will bend slightly easier with a tighter radius than cold rolled steel will bend.
Which is more corrosion resistant?
The content of carbon is a main factor in what determines how fast a metal will rust or corrode. Because of this Aluminum is much better at resisting corrosion than steel. Cold rolled steel is more corrosion resistant than hot rolled because the process of cold rolling smooths the surface, refines the grain structure and causes differences in the mechanical properties along and across the rolling direction. The smoother the surface finish, the higher resistance to corrosion it will be.
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Who we are
Incorporated in 1908 is located in the vicinity of the Port of Beirut. Initially was dealing with construction materials and steel bars and introduced the carbon steel in Lebanon in the late fifties. At the end of the Lebanese war in the early nineties, our company took a new turning point in its activities of the reconstruction of Lebanon by introducing new applications in different sectors of activities. WSM is one of the fastest growing specialists in the metal sector. Service and quality drive us on. Innovation and investment are key components which make us attractive to our varied customer base. More and more firms are benefiting from our technical capabilities and quality control techniques.
In the Energy side, we have a presence with our technical know how in the maintenance and work execution following public tenders both at Zouk and Jieh Power Plant. In the field of defense WSM has a presence back to early 2000 when it contributed in providing protection plate selected for high performance in today’s most dangerous environments where there’s no room for compromise; first-rate protection with applications that include security vehicles, mine clearing vehicles, door and wall structures and many more.
To create value for our customers, employees and communities by operating as a sustainable steel dealer: profitable growth, operational and organizational excellence without compromising on our values and business ethics. Perceiving customer’s needs at utmost levels by providing them flexibility, competitive pricing, on-time deliveries and customized solutions for unique needs. As a reliable customer-oriented, dynamic supplier of steel products WSM ensure attentive, effective and proactive customer service and personalized attention to customer, by exceeding customer expectations. We invest heavily so you benefit greatly.
Being a regional recognized company well established in its markets with excellence in organizational structure, WSM cherishes values and ethics as synonymous with reliability, customer satisfaction and innovation. Transparency guide our business conduct, as well as our relationships with our different stakeholders: suppliers, customers, competitors, the government and our communities at large. We keep re-defining the standard of customer service, to remain the preferred choice for customers, suppliers and employees. We focus our advanced specialty knowledge, our innovative products and applications to serve our markets with diversified, state of the arts offerings.
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