Eye on Agribusiness
Superior Steel Sales
Owner: Matt Bales; Manager, David Turner (left)
Location: Sarcoxie, Mo.
Company History: After being a satisfied customer of Superior Steel, and seeing how well run the business was, Matt Bales decided to purchase the company from David Turner, and became owner on June 1, 2009. David started the business over 10 years ago. His experience and knowledge proved invaluable, and Matt asked David to continue to run the day-to-day business of Superior Steel.
Products and Services: The focus at Superior Steel is on providing a one-stop shop for pre-cut standard and custom sized steel pipe and fencing. All accessories needed for building fence are included – cable, gates, various latch options, as well as custom sizes. The company also offers rebar, plate, I-beams and metal building supplies as a convenience to their customers. “We have added new inventory such as pipe feed bunk, a 24” pipe cut in half,” Matt explained. “Even though we are a small, hands-on business, we have access to large inventories of steel pipe and structural products where we can pinpoint the best price on the market for our customers. I know that a large inventory is important, so we are working towards increasing the material that we keep in stock. If a farmer comes to us and needs to build a corral and fence, we can help him figure out the best design for his particular need,” Matt said.
Best advice you'd offer the farmer: “If you plan to replace or build new fencing, let us know. Pricing on steel can go up or down with global market demand. We can help you pinpoint the best time to get it done. Also, the best way to keep your herds safe, with guaranteed confinement, is a no-maintenance, last-a-lifetime steel pipe fence,” David said.
By Pam Artmanhttp://www.ozarksfn.com/2009/09/28/eye-on-agribusiness-14/Missouri AgribusinessMissouriSuperior Steel SalesOwner: Matt Bales; Manager, David Turner (left)Location: Sarcoxie, Mo.Company History: After being a satisfied customer of Superior Steel, and seeing how well run the business was, Matt Bales decided to purchase the company from David Turner, and became owner on June 1, 2009. David started the business...Melissa FullerMelissa Fullermelissa@ozarksfn.comAdministratorOzarks Farm & Neighbor Newspaper