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The History of Steel

The History of Steel

Introduction Steel has a long history behind it. Being made out of carbon and iron, steel dates all the way back to over 40,000 years ago during the beginning of the Iron Age. Eventually, steel rose into the mainstream when Henry Bessemer created a revolutionizing way...
Steel Building Myths

Steel Building Myths

There are a lot of myths about steel buildings. Some may have had a basis in fact decades ago, but today they are not. Believing in obsolete facts can prove costly in many ways to homeowners and businesses. What are these myths? Ugly: The well house on the family farm...
Using steel on the family farm

Using steel on the family farm

While corporate farmers provide a large amount of the needs the world has for agricultural products, family farms do still exist and can thrive. However, they have needs that sometimes can only be met by steel. Buildings: In order to store things, buildings are...
The benefits of steel in earthquake construction

The benefits of steel in earthquake construction

Earthquakes are scary natural disasters. Even a small tremble will set the heart to racing, wondering if it will ever stop. Thoughts of “The Big One” comes to mind. In some areas, that big one is over nine points on the Richter scale. Most, however, think of the San...
Why is steel used in construction?

Why is steel used in construction?

Steel is an important part of most construction. There are many reasons for this, and some of them may be surprising. It is an affordable material where other products may not be. It is also very durable. All of these are important to any type of construction. If you...
Five Interesting Facts About Steel You Need To Know!

Five Interesting Facts About Steel You Need To Know!

The building material steel is having a comeback moment as people are recognising its many uses and positive attributes. With the steel industry on the rise once again, let’s discuss some of the finer points of the material. 1: There are a plethora of grades as...
The Advantages of Structural Steel Buildings

The Advantages of Structural Steel Buildings

Steel is back and steel is back in a big way. If you are a budding entrepreneur and are seeking to construct a building, warehouse, greenhouse, or shop, steel structures are being put up at an astonishing rate. Steel provides businesses and their new buildings with a...