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The Advantages of Structural Steel

The Advantages of Structural Steel

Structural Steel Structural steel has become popular in a variety of industries over the course of time. Part of that is because it weighs much less than other materials do. It also costs just a fraction of what other materials cost. However, those aren’t the only reasons why people have turned to structural steel time and time again. Here are some of the other benefits that come along with using it.

Structural steel is known to be incredibly strong.

Weight and cost aside, the strength of structural steel is probably the most attractive feature of it. There are lots of buildings that are created using steel because the steel makes them stronger and less likely to sustain any real serious damage in the event of a natural disaster or other incident.

It’s also very malleable and can be customized.

While steel is strong, which means you won’t have to worry about it bending or breaking under immense amounts of pressure, it’s also malleable and can be transformed if you so choose. A good fabricator or welder can change the shape and appearance of steel based on the specifications of a particular project. That makes steel an ideal candidate for construction jobs and more.

It lasts for a long time.

Structural steel isn’t going to break down on you anytime soon when you install it properly. Although steel is malleable and can be transformed, buildings made from it won’t start to show any signs of wear and tear for decades to come. Structural steel will outlast just about any other product that you would use in its place.

Are you interested in using structural steel for a project you’re working on right now? RG Smith Company can assist you with steel erection and plant maintenance and talk to you more about why steel might be the right choice for you. Call us at 330-456-3415 or 419-524-4778 today to get more information.

A Beginner’s Guide to Steel Fabrication

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.… Continue Reading

Expanding or Reorganizing? Let Us Help

As a business owner, expanding or reorganizing your building or plant can be a headache. There are many factors to consider and finding a reliable contractor is a tough task. But, don’t worry – RG Smith Company is here to help! Through high quality steel erection services, RG Smith will help you improve your facility… Continue Reading

Steel; The Role it Plays in the Advancing Energy Industry

We live in exciting times. Some days it feels like that excitement can get a little crazy, like hearing about American soldiers saving the day by taking out a terrorist on a Paris train. Or maybe you’re completely inundated with news coverage of the presidential race – and to think, the race is still nearly… Continue Reading

Sheet Metal Among Most Diverse Product of Our Day

  Sheet metal is among the most versatile metal produced. It is important across so many industries for so many uses across the globe. Every single day of our lives, we are in close contact with a consumer product, wherein initial production was in a sheet metal factory.   Sheet metal fabrication is an extensive… Continue Reading

US Steel Industry on the Global Stage

US steel production has left something to be desired over the past couple decades. Falling to the number three producer in the world- behind China and Japan- since the 1970’s, US steel factories across the country have been shuttered by the hundreds from Maine to California. And though it is tough competition, there are signs… Continue Reading

Why Track Record is Crucial When Selecting a Steel Rigging Company

On-site safety is an obvious concern for anyone involved in a project, especially when large equipment is being used. The majority of accidents concerning crane operation are due to human error. With the stakes so high, it is important that the company you select for your project properly performs rigging safety. When a load is… Continue Reading

Impact And Evolution Of Steel Erection On Building

Last blog post we talked about the iconic structures that have used steel. The evolution has continued to grow and more and more utilize the strength of steel when erecting walls and buildings. Steel is a huge division for R.G. Smith Company. For our industrial projects, it has become a huge component of our conventional… Continue Reading

Steel VS. Wood Framing

Steel VS. Wood Framing

For many years, most houses were built with lumber being the most popular material with which to frame homes. Although steel framing has been used in construction, its use has previously been limited to mostly commercial building projects. With lumber becoming less available and issues of sustainability surrounding concern over the environment and the cutting… Continue Reading

Using Stainless Steel For Tanks

  For industries that utilize large tanks for storing liquid, gases, food or bulk materials, one material works better than the rest, stainless steel.  Pharmaceutical companies, and industries like food and beverage producers, agriculture, sewage and wastewater all rely on large tanks made with stainless steel to hold their containments, but why do we manufacture… Continue Reading