Archive: Apr 2024

Infra-Metals Buchanan Coming Spring 2025

Infra-Metals Buchanan: Pioneering Industrial Growth in the Southeast

As the industrial landscape of the Southeast continues to flourish, Infra-Metals is poised to become a pivotal player with its latest venture, Infra-Metals Buchanan. Slated to open in the spring of 2025, this greenfield warehouse location is a testament to the company’s commitment to growth and service excellence.


Strategic Location for Enhanced Service

Nestled just 60 miles west of downtown Atlanta, GA, the new 100-acre site is strategically positioned to better serve customers in the Southeastern region of the United States. With 270,000 square feet of indoor storage under hook and an additional 88,000 square feet of outdoor space, Infra-Metals Buchanan is designed to expand alongside the burgeoning industrial demand in the area.

Accessibility and Convenience

The city of Buchanan offers more than just space; it provides convenient access to major highways and railroads, ensuring that customers in Alabama and west of Atlanta are serviced promptly and efficiently, a cornerstone of the Infra-Metals operational philosophy.

A Diverse Inventory Meets Cutting-Edge Processing

Infra-Metals is renowned for its extensive variety of carbon structural materials, and the Buchanan location will be no exception. From beams and tubes to plates and assorted mechant bar products, the inventory is as diverse as the industries it serves. Coupled with a comprehensive suite of first-stage processing services, including cnc plasma and oxy fuel cutting, drilling, blasting, painting and saw cutting, Infra-Metals Buchanan is set to be a one-stop shop for all your structural carbon steel needs.

Investing in the Community

With an estimated 100 employees to be housed at the facility, Infra-Metals Buchanan is not just investing in steel but in people as well. The grand opening in 2025 is eagerly anticipated, marking a new chapter for both the company and the community it will serve.

As we look towards the grand opening, it’s clear that Infra-Metals Buchanan is more than just a warehouse; it’s a beacon of industrial growth and a partner to the thriving Southeast economy. Stay tuned for more updates as we journey towards the launch of this exciting new facility.

Josh Parrott – Safety Supervisor

Josh Parrott is the Safety Supervisor in Tampa, FL.

As the Safety Supervisor at Infra-Metals Tampa, his advancement from a Torch Cutter to Safety Supervisor has been swift but well earned. Meet Infra-Metals veteran, Josh Parrott, whose journey from a temporary position to a vital role within the company spans over nine years of unwavering dedication and continuous growth. But his journey to Infra-Metals was not a solitary one. It was a tale of relocation, driven by a desire to embrace warmer climates and new opportunities. Leaving behind the cold winters of Syracuse, NY, he and his family embarked on a quest for a brighter future, guided by the promise of growth.

His journey commenced in June 2015, marked by a temporary role that would soon blossom into a long-term commitment. Transitioning swiftly, he assumed the position of a Second Shift Burn Operator, holding the position from July 2015 to September 2016. Under his watchful eye, he mastered the intricacies of the burning machine, shaping raw metal into finished pieces ready for customer deliveries.

September 2016 marked a pivotal shift as he ascended to the role of First Shift Burn Operator, a position he held until January 2023. Here, amidst the sparks and smoke, he donned many hats – from saw operator to camber expert, from burning aficionado to nesting software guru. As a backup to the CAD programmer and other processing operators, he stood at the forefront of innovation, embracing new technologies and methodologies.

His training experience at Infra-Metals was transformative. As he navigated the nuances of the company’s operations, he embraced a new safety culture, where vigilance and caution were paramount. Equipped with his innate knowledge of running the processing machines, he delved into the intricacies of the ERP system, honing his skills to meet the company’s evolving needs.

Career Growth

In January 2023 he accept the position of Safety Supervisor and his skillset extends far beyond the confines of machinery and technology. As a mentor and guardian of safety, he walks the corridors of Infra-Metals with purpose and pride. From conducting toolbox talks and managing employee safety files, his purpose is to ensure that each worker returns home safe and sound.

“I do a lot of scanning…but it’s worth it!”

With each passing day, he takes aim at new challenges, embracing them with the same courage and determination that define his journey. What he enjoys most about his current role is the opportunity to engage with his colleagues, to witness the spark of understanding in their eyes as they grasp new concepts and techniques.

“For me, there’s no greater joy than seeing others succeed and knowing that I played a part in their journey.”

Reflecting on his time at Infra Metals, he marvels at the company’s commitment to safety and growth. Together, they strive to raise the bar, to set new standards of excellence in the steel industry. As he looks to the future, his aspirations are simple yet profound – to support his family, to grow within the company, and to become the best version of himself.


When the workday ends, he finds solace and joy in the simple pleasures of life – kayak fishing, beach outings, and cherished moments with his family.


“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Today, as we honor this remarkable individual, we celebrate not just his professional achievements, but the indomitable spirit that propels him forward. Congratulations Josh!