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Surplus Equipment Spotlight: Propane Tanks

Midwest Steel sold 2 of these 120,000 gallon propane tanks from a plant dismantling project in West Texas.  These massive tanks were 166 feet long and weighed 240,000 pounds each.  Net proceeds from the sale were split with the plant owner who chose Midwest Steel because of our used equipment sales capabilities.

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Midwest Steel Completes Ethane Cracker Site Clearance Demolition at Port Arthur Refinery

Midwest Steel recently completed a major demolition project at Total’s Port Arthur Refinery, clearing the way for construction of a $2 billion ethane cracker.  After startup planned for late 2019, the cracker will supply up to 1 million tons of ethane per year to the Gulf Coast region.    The leadership team from Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA commended Midwest Steel for completing the project under budget, ahead of schedule, and with no injuries and incidents.    


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MS 150

Midwest Steel Company Inc. donated our trailer for the MS 150 bike race from Houston to Austin. The 2017 event raised more than $15 million to help fund MS research and critical programs for people living with Multiple Sclerosis. 

The MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society, South Central Chapter. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America, with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers, and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin.

Midwest Steel is proud to have participated in this incredible event that makes a difference for so many.





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Midwest Steel Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Midwest Steel was recently recognized by Motiva Enterprises for their “Outstanding Performance”.


“The Norco H2 Demo project team would like to formally recognize you and your team for the outstanding work that you did on the hydrogen plant demolition project. The project was a critical enabler to our Louisiana Integration program within Motiva, and Midwest Steel’s commitment to efficient and safe execution of the work scope ensured a successful outcome.


We are happy to enjoy a strong working relationship with you and your team, and value your contributions to our project’s success. We believe it’s important to recognize outstanding performance, and your record of zero safety incidents, stopping work when your team identified suspect insulation that later turned out to be asbestos, and efficient execution did not go unnoticed. The entire Motiva stakeholder team is greatly appreciative of your efforts. We look forward to working with Midwest Steel on future opportunities.”



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Midwest Steel Wins Best in Category in 2016 Safety Excellence Awards


Midwest Steel Wins Top Honors for Best in Class Hard Crafts Division at Houston Business Roundtable and Houston Area Safety Council 2016 Safety Excellence Awards

Nearly 2,000 leaders from the refinery, petrochemical and industrial contractor community attended the 29th Annual Houston Business Roundtable Safety Excellence Awards at Moody Gardens on May 20, 2016.

After an intensive audit process conducted by teams of top HSE professionals from owner and contractor companies, HBR and HASC selected Bronze, Silver, Gold and Best in Category winners for exceptional safety performance, with a focus on the best practices that set medalists apart from hundreds of other nominees.

Nominated by Shell Oil Company’s Deer Park Refinery, Midwest Steel won the Top Honors for Best in Class Hard Crafts Division.  Midwest Steel also brought home a Newcomer of the Year medal for winning top awards on its first nomination.


We have always done it; we have always said it, and now we have proven it.  Safety is number one at Midwest Steel. Through our never-ending commitment, others have taken notice and our true safe working culture has PROVEN to be award worthy.

–          Cody Rosier, Corporate Safety Manager



HBR Best of the Best 2016 Gold Medal - Midwest Steel

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Safety Update: Midwest Steel 4 Years Accident-Free

Midwest Steel is proud to announce that it has just completed its 4th consecutive year accident-free. Midwest Steel has logging over 1 million man-hours without a single OSHA recordable incident. This is a significant accomplishment, especially because demolition ranks among the nation’s most dangerous occupations. Midwest Steel takes every precaution to ensure all jobs are held to the highest safety standards and handled correctly and completed on time.

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Midwest Steel Awarded Engineering News Record Top Ranking

 Midwest Steel is proud to announce that Engineering News Record has ranked Midwest Steel #13 among the Top 20 Demolition & Wrecking Firms for 2015. Midwest Steel is the only Demolition Firm in the Top 20 that specializes exclusively in Demolition & Dismantling of Plants, Refineries and Terminals. Midwest Steel is also the only member of the Top 20 that is a Women Owned Business. It is with great pride that we celebrate our 20th year of appearing in Engineering News-Records Top 20 List.
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2015 Associated Builders and Contractors Outdoor Extravaganza

Midwest Steel was proud to be a part of the 2015 Associated Builders and Contractors, Southeast Texas Chapter, Outdoor Extravaganza & Member Trade Show. The annual event was held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Ford Park Exhibit Hall in Beaumont, Texas.

Midwest Steel Booth at the 2015 Associated Builders and Contractors, Southeast Texas Chapter, Outdoor Extravaganza & Member Trade Show.

Midwest Steel Booth at the 2015 Associated Builders and Contractors, Southeast Texas Chapter, Outdoor Extravaganza & Member Trade Show.

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5th Annual One Man Shoot Fundraiser

Midwest Steel is a proud Shooting Station Sponsor of the 5th Annual One Man Shoot Baton Rouge Sporting Clays Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research & Awareness.


The event will take place Friday, October 9, 2015 at Riverside Sporting Clays 52400 Hwy. 16 Denham Springs, LA 70706.

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New Surplus Equipment Inventory

New Surplus Equipment Vessels Now Available:

795-2403F (1) 795-2403F (2)

ONE (1) SURPLUS SCRUBBER; 24″ X 8′-06″;


VERTICAL; 485 PSI @ 150F;

NB: 32186;


WT: 2250 LBS;

MODEL: 95V-93-SS-24-400-CT;

For More information Click Here or contact our sales department at: 713-991-7843 or email us at:

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API Tanks, Valves & Piping Expo 2015

Midwest Steel is proud to be part of the upcoming American Petroleum Institute – 2015 Tanks, Valves and Piping Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, NV. The event will take place October 12-15 at the Aria Hotel. Midwest Steel will be located at Booth 301 near the main entrance. Come by and check us out!

The 2015 API Tanks, Valves, and Piping Conference & Expo will give attendees an opportunity to learn about new and existing industry codes and standards, and to hear about emerging trends from industry experts. This two-day conference offers over 65 sessions in 3 conference tracks addressing the needs of individuals involved in production systems, pipelines, terminals, refining and chemical manufacturing, and storage facilities. Each day focuses on presentations relevant to upstream, midstream and downstream.

For more information on the API Tanks, Valves and Piping Conference visit:

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Procter and Gamble Plant Demolition

Midwest Steel just completed another major demolition project at the Procter and Gamble Plant in Augusta, Georgia. Procter and Gamble awarded the critical-path project to Midwest Steel on a sole-source basis. The Augusta Site Manager commended the Midwest Steel Team saying, “Thanks for bringing this project in ahead of schedule and without injuries. Job well done! Thanks again”.


procter and gamble plant demo 1   procter and gamble plant demo 2

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Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance

Midwest Steel has been recertified by the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance National Council, a nationwide organization with corporate members who include BP America, CenterPoint Energy, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Entergy, ExxonMobil, Fluor Corporation, KBR, Marathon Petroleum and Shell Oil Company.

Midwest Steel is the only Top 20 Specialty Contractor that is women-owned, and the only contractor that dismantles plants and demolishes tanks exclusively in plants, refineries and terminals. The president and CEO of Houston-based Midwest Steel is Tammy Horton, whose father founded the company 47 years ago.

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September 2015 Aboveground Storage Tank Conference

Midwest Steel is proud to be a part of the 8th Annual NISTM Aboveground Storage Tank Conference in Galveston, TX. The conference will take place September 16-17, 2015.

Midwest Steel will be located at booth #305

Show Hours:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Midwest Steel specializes in Tank & Terminal Dismantlement & Demolition.




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Midwest Steel sponsors State of the Industry Business Luncheon

On Thursday, August 6th, leaders from local refineries and chemical plants spoke to members of the Texas City La Marque Chamber of Commerce about their current operations and plans for 2016. The State of the Industry Luncheon featured plant managers for Valero Refining, Marathon Petroleum, Eastman Chemical, Ashland and Dow.

Each of the speakers forecast bright futures for their sites and the region in general. Connie Bradley and Ray Brooks spoke about ongoing efforts to integrate operations of the Marathon Texas City and Galveston Bay Refineries. Sal Visconti predicted strong performance for Valero especially because the company is well-positioned as the nation’s leading independent refiner. Ryan McGill spoke about safety, and explained the importance of their Texas City Plant as a supplier of feedstock for other Dow plants. Jay Bizzaro talked about the types of specialty chemicals that Ashland produces in Texas City, and about how 80% of their products were now being sold for export. And the new Plant Manager for Eastman Chemical, Sergio Mature introduced himself to the community, and described Eastman’s plans to develop a world-class facility by attracting new business to the Texas City site.

Midwest Steel was a chief sponsor of the luncheon, reflecting its support for local industry partners who rely on Midwest Steel to dismantle existing units, tanks and obsolete equipment, paving the way for future improvements and expansion projects.


Jay Bizzaro Plant Manager for Ashland

Jay Bizzaro – Plant Manager for Ashland


Sal Visconti Refinery Manager for Valero


Sal Visconti – Refinery Manager for Valero



Sergio Mature Plant Manager for Eastman Chemical


Sergio Mature – Plant Manager for Eastman Chemical


Connie Bradley Refinery Manager for Valero

Connie Bradley – Refinery Manager for Valero



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Midwest Steel


Our headquarters and 20-acre surplus yard are located in Houston, Texas.

Our experienced demolition teams operate at facilities throughout North America.

We self-perform every project with trained, experienced crews and highly specialized equipment, earning us recognition as one of the nation’s Top Specialty Contractors by Engineering News-Record. Contact our Business Development Staff to discuss how Midwest Steel Company can deliver innovative and economical solutions for all of your dismantling, demolition and salvage requirements. Our staff will visit your site to furnish free, no obligation estimates and complimentary project planning assistance.

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