5 Branches to service you

Vanguard Steel consists of four divisions listed below. Each highlight their unique position in the marketplace.

Vanguard Specialty steel

Specialty Steel

Rounds, Flats, Squares, Plates, Tool & Die Steels, Powder Metal Tool Steels, Alloy (Machinery) Steels, Carbon Steels, Precision Ground Shafting, Drill Rod, Precision Flat Ground Stock, etc…

VGD Rigging

Industrial & Rigging Hardware

Wire Ropes & Cables, Strands, Wires, Chain Hooks, Chains, Chain Hoists, Hardware, ‘Golden U-Bolt’® Forged Clips, ‘Gold Pin’® Shackles, Rigging Hardware, Cargo Control Hardware, Trailer Hardware, Material Handling Products,, Builder’s Hardware, Nylon Slings, etc…

VGD Welding

Welding Consumable

Stainless Steel Mig & Tig Wires, Aluminum Wires, Flux Cored Wires, CO-2 Wires, Stainless & Mild Steel Electrodes, Tungsten Electrodes, Specialty Electrodes, Pickling Paste, Abrasives & Wire Brushes, etc…

VGD Industrial-Knives

Industrial Knives

Knives, Knife Holders & Accessories for: Pulp & Paper Converting, Woodworking, Plastic Film & Foil, Textile, Rubber, Steel Processing, etc…


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Vanguard steel is large enough to matter, yet small enough to care.

 Vanguard Steel has come from humble roots, starting in 1960, supplying specialty steel and steel products to North American Industries.

By representing some of the most reputable manufacturers from around the globe, many of which are being manufactured to Vanguard’s specifications that meet, and often exceed industry standards.

Since then, they have grown into 5 branches in major cities nationwide, with more than half a million square feet of warehouse space.

 Here today, Here to stay.

 Vanguard steel has celebrated a significant milestone. 60 years in business is a milestone that represents the type of strength and stability few companies achieve and this speaks to the financial security they have. 60 years under the same ownership with the same vision of quality products and exceptional service gives you the confidence of consistency in quality, brand recognition and reliability.


Vanguard Quality – Value meets Quality
A lot of thought went into these two letters because of what it entails.

Vanguard Steel has spent the last 57 years working with factories around the world to bring quality made products at a value that is competitive. They believe there is a line where Quality and Value cross and this is where they have spent their energy focusing on; the three pillars. Every one of their products that carries the ‘VQ’ logo has been hand selected for being the best in each category;

Quality of how the product is manufactured.

When weighing these points there are a number of questions that need to be asked. Each question has a point factor which then gets added up to give a score. Only the best of these make the cut.

The effectiveness of how well the product performed in the field. Not all products perform equally in the field so that is why they spend the time selecting and correct each of the VQ products until they make the cut.

Price is where everything ends up being judged. Here is where the final tests are done. With every drop in price, there is something that will be sacrificed and they have gone over this in fine detail. You can rest assured that every effort has been made to make sure you don’t pay higher than you need to without sacrificing quality or effectiveness of the product.

The VQ brand is a promise that every effort has been made to help you buy with confidence.