30 years ago Auto Gate Austin was started. AGA was in the automatic gate business. We quickly realized that we would have to do our own fabrication as another shop would not be able to keep us with us. Little did we know at the time that the future SAM was born. In 2012 the scrap yard down the street quit selling new steel and concentrated on recycling only. It only took 3 or 4 people stopping to buy steel for Robert Palmerton click to the idea of selling steel full time. SAM was born and the rest was history.