I have never had a problem with them, but I understand there was a merger of some sort a couple years ago. It may not be the same people you dealt with before.
I always call ahead to verify stock because they told me their web site is very inaccurate and never up to date.
My experiences have been the same as yours Dale!
They are growing rapidly and moved to new quarters a couple years ago. My experiences have been PERFECT with Culpepper and that is about a dozen transactions or more over the last few years.
I never buy any steel from Jantz, Texas Knife Makers Supply, or K&G - ANYMORE
. Here is a reason why from a recent email I sent regarding .040 410 Stainless Steel Sheet Stock.
For 410 SS liners (.040) I found Admiral Steel has a great price.
(they sell .032, .040, .050, and .062) The .040 is $28.83 for .040 x 12 x 36. From Jantz you would pay $64.56 (6 sheets at $10.76 of .040 x 6 x 12) to get the same in square inches. From Texas Knifemakers Supply you would pay $77.70 to get the same in square inches (6 sheets at $12.95 of .040 x 6 x 12). From K&G it would cost $36.00 (3 sheets at $12.00 of .040 x 12 x 12).
So for the EXACT same thing - 432 square inches of .040 410 Stainless Steel Sheet Stock
I have TWO 3 ft sheets of .040 coming from Admiral and the cost was ~ $65.00 (I have some O-1 coming also). The same .040 from Texas knife would cost me ~ $165.00, about $100 MORE!
I comparison shop for just about everything and factor in shipping - I have not looked at Sheffied - YET. You can bet that I will.
We will not agree on everything but we should be able to locate enough places to save some SERIOUS CASH!
That's my focus and I hope others feel the same. I recently had an order from Alpha Knife Supply take MUCH longer than it should have. I just got it yesterday, but I won't say how long it took - I think Chuck may be embarrassed - but occassionaly something will happen. They still have my business and recommendation - it's out of the ordinary for them and also true of most vendors that want our business.