Category: Sheet Metal

A Beginner’s Guide to Steel Fabrication

Almost 2 million tons of steel are produced every year. You can find steel, which is an alloy manufactured by mixing iron and carbon, in everything from skyscrapers to pieces of artwork. Yet, most people don’t have the slightest clue how steel is fabricated. Here is a beginner’s guide to help you understand the process…. Read more »

How Quality, Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication Can Help HVAC Companies

When you install an HVAC system in a commercial or industrial property, you want to make sure that it’s an efficient as it can possibly be. This means choosing to install everything from a state-of-the-art furnace to a thermostat that is centrally located and can be controlled easily. It also means considering all of your… Read more »

Clearing the Dust on Dust Collectors

If you own, run or manage an industrial workplace, you probably know about the issues that dust can cause. Having a high level of dust in your environment can be messy and harmful to your health, and can even cause production problems due to product contamination. Luckily, there are dust collection systems that can aid… Read more »

Artists Express Themselves on Corrugated Sheet Metal Fences

There is a new art form hitting the streets of Chicago, and it is taking the city streets by storm. It involves pop art, real artistic talent and a canvas of corrugated sheet metal. There is something about this metal that adds a whole other level to the fun and cartoonish pop art that adorns… Read more »

The History of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is one of those marvels that we have all become accustomed to, but did you ever wonder about the history of stainless steel? Stainless steel is widely used today and has revolutionized many different industries, including food preparation and medicine. It is also ubiquitous in the transportation industry. This material that we take… Read more »

AISC Names IDEAS2 Winners

The American Institute of Steel Construction recently named the winners of the 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program, known as IDEAS2. This program honors excellence in steel-frame building design and is the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the structural steel industry in the United States. If you… Read more »

As Spring Warms Up, We Cool Down

If you run a food production business or precise chemical operation requires you to keep your products or solvents cool or even ice cold, it can be frustrating when the facilities don’t get the job done. When that happens, you can get a new system, but there are no guarantees that it will work the… Read more »

Set Up for Success With Stainless Steel Systems

Stainless steel sheet metal is used for a number of applications in many different industries. From food-grade storage equipment to transfer systems for conveyor belts, there are so many ways in which this type of metal can be used. If you’re in need of a new or replacement industrial stainless steel sheet metal solution for… Read more »

The Decline in US Steel Output

  Starting in the 1800’s, the industrial era changed the steel industry forever. Previously, steel was an expensive product to make and obtain as it was created in small quantities outside the country. But with industrial expansion in the US, manufacturers made steel production faster and more efficiently than ever.   The United States became… Read more »

The Earlier You Address Roof Repair the Better

Ensuring your building(s) are in top shape is always important. There are many aspects of your property you need to regularly inspect and maintain, especially your roof. Without proper roof upkeep, maintaining a safe, clean environment will pose difficult. Identifying early warning signs that your roof may be in need of replacement could save you… Read more »