Stainless steel is an iron alloy that is used in a wide range of everyday applications because of its exceptional resistance to stain and rust. There are more than 57 types of stainless steels that are used in an extensive number of applications and industries, such as building exteriors and roofing, water supply piping, bulk materials handling equipment, sporting goods, infrastructure such as railways and bridges, and many more.

The food processing industry in North America is one of the largest users of stainless steel, utilizing about 200,000 tons per year on a variety of products, such as commercial stainless steel sinks, stainless steel kitchen shelves, and stainless steel work tables. Because of its durability, economy, sanitary design, easy cleaning, and good corrosion resistance, stainless steel is used in many food processing and cooking equipment applications.

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