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The Future of Steel

Future Uses of Steel

While steel has many uses today, some wonder if this material will continue to be used in the future. Some experts predict it will be replaced by materials that are stronger and lighter, while others argue that steel will simply continue to evolve so that it is that stronger, lighter material.

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By |December 16th, 2014|steel|0 Comments|

How Steel-Framed Vehicles Have Changed

While vehicles of all types have used steel in their construction from the very beginning, the way steel is currently being used to build vehicles has changed. This is because the process used to create steel has been refined over the years, and the steel used today is stronger and more durable than that used by Henry Ford in his first vehicle.

By |December 10th, 2014|Home Blog|0 Comments|

The Going Green Movement

Recycling Steel

Did you know that more steel is recycled every year than any other material? In fact, if you combined all of the other recycled materials on Earth, there would still be more recycled steel in a year.

By |December 1st, 2014|steel|0 Comments|

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Use of Steel in Buildings

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most famous architects of the modern age. His work was a major departure from what his contemporaries were creating. He made use of reinforced concrete, steel, and other materials to create amazing buildings like Fallingwater, one of his most famous residences. However, due to the unorthodox design, Fallingwater later proved to have some major structural issues that had to be addressed.

By |November 19th, 2014|Home Blog, steel|0 Comments|

A Simple Guide to Building a Great Workbench for your Garage

Craftsman If you do a lot of DIY work, you may need to have a good workbench.  These can get expensive, though, especially if you want a durable, sturdy steel workbench.  Fortunately, you can actually build one of these for yourself if you have a little bit of skill and knowledge.  While there are a number of different construction techniques you can use to build your workbench, there are a few major things you need to consider before you begin.

By |November 14th, 2014|Garages|0 Comments|

A Guide to Preparing your RV for the Winter

Preparing your RV for the Winter  

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If you have an RV, you know that if you’re not going to use it during the winter, you need to make sure it’s winterized.  This involves more than just parking your RV in its winter parking space.  There are a number of things you need to do in order to keep the vehicle safe from being damaged during the colder months.

By |November 10th, 2014|Home Blog, RV|0 Comments|