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Red Iron Substructural Steel

Red iron substructural steel
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Build it strong with IAS certified red iron

In addition to panels, trim and accessories, we also offer a variety of sub-structural steel framing members. We offer red iron in both red-oxide and bare galvanized in gauges 12, 14 and 16. All purlins can be manufactured in LGSI sections and with custom punch patterns. 

Red Iron metal purlins and girts include channels, eave struts, zees, cees, angles.  Zees and Cees are also referred to as Z purlins (or zed purlins) and C purlins.  Red iron oxide is a thin coating applied to the metal to help prevent rust.

red iron purlins and girts


Howard's Metal offers red iron and is located near Frankfort, Louisville, and Lexington Kentucky, serving nationwide.

Galvanized Steel

We offer substructural steel in multiple options.  In addition to the traditional red primer, we also offer bare galvanized sub-structural steel.  On some products, we also offer a grey primer.  Contact us for availability!


IAS Accredited

Central States red iron metal meets the requirements of IAS accreditation for Cold-Formed Steel Structural and Non-Structural Components Not Requiring Welding.

  • Lowell, AR  manufacturing facility –  MB-258-B
  • Cedar Hill, TX manufacturing facility –  MB-254-B
  • Seguin, TX manufacturing facility –  MB-253-B
  • Jasper, AL manufacturing facility –  MB-249-B

For more information, go to www.iasonline.org.