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Hot-Rolled and Cold-Finished, Special Bar Quality (SBQ) Carbon and Alloy rounds, squares and hexes are the primary products of Eaton Steel Bar Company. Special Bar Quality, known as SBQ, is a U.S. steel bar term that refers to steel types and bar products. SBQ also refers to slabs or billets. We are the largest SBQ distributor in North America providing 300,000 tons of steel bars annually to the forging, manufacturing and machining industries.

We’ve made our home in Detroit for over 60 years supplying the automotive industry, but we didn’t stop there. We supply off road/ag OEMs, commercial truck suppliers, and manufacturers, hydraulic fittings producers, industrial applications, the defense industry, service centers, and hand tool makers.

While SBQ steel bars are what we do, our success is built on our ability to make our customers more efficient. We recognize the growing importance of first operation cutting and blanking, virtual inventory management, supply chain forecasting, EDI data transfers, inventory stocking programs and JIT delivery. The Eaton Steel Bar team understands the steel industry and wants to understand your specific needs and products. Our steel supply chain experts are prepared to help you determine the best product and process for your applications. Give us a call today to talk about your applications and biggest challenges.