OUR DIVERSITY = YOUR CERTAINTY
There are risks associated with depending on just one or two mills. Or just one processor. Or one warehouse. Or, honestly, depending on just one country’s steel industry. Especially for construction projects where lead times might be long, but timelines are tight. That’s why FGM sources from global companies whose teams know us by name and vice versa. We’ve invested in these relationships regardless of the market. While others will abandon international sources when it suits their whim, global producers seek to do business with FGM because they know we are financially secure and a solid partner in the space. Our supply chain diversity equals your physical supply certainty.
THE PROOF IS IN OUR NUMBERS
- construction product tons shipped in 2022
- construction product OEMs relied on FGM in 2022
- states we shipped construction product tons to in 2022
Always be Sourcing – And Hedging
The FGM construction products team is constantly active in securing supply. And because we are also always active in the futures market, we are willing to purchase materials earlier than others because our reliance on hedging provides pricing certainty. We typically begin relationships with new customers on spot or contract arrangements but always seek to educate them on the benefits of creating certainty using hedging.
It is important for us to support the people and organizations who have supported FGM for the last decade, and longer. Many FGM construction products customers came to us when we acquired the expertise of the Kenwood Painted Metals team in 2017, after they had been with Kenwood for years. It is many of those construction product experts staffing the FGM booth at industry meetings and tradeshows we support including: