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Steel and Its Role In The World’s Iconic Buildings 

Steel and Its Role In The World’s Iconic Buildings 

In the 20th century, steel had a monumental surge in popularity and use, becoming the go-to material for a strong building. That popularity hasn’t waned at all, some of today’s most impressive structures use steel for its durability and strength. Here at Steel Specialties, there’s no secret about our love for the versatile metal, but […]

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Why Rebar Is So Important For Construction

Why Rebar Is So Important For Construction

For many people, the term “rebar” was probably a new term when President Trump said he would build his border wall with it. However, rebar has been used for many centuries, dating back to 15th century Russia. Today, rebar has a wide range of construction applications, as well as a number of variations to fit […]

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Why Steel Is Your Best Option In Residential and Industrial Buildings

Why Steel Is Your Best Option In Residential and Industrial Buildings

The foundation and sturdiness of a building receive a large amount of thought and consideration when architects are planning to design and construction workers are planning to assemble a complex. Steel is one of the strongest alloys made from iron metal, which is why it is one of the most optimal elements one could choose […]

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The Brooklyn Bridge: The World’s First Steel Suspension Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge: The World’s First Steel Suspension Bridge

Structural steel is one of the most widely used materials in construction. We see it everywhere — from stadium bleachers to skyscrapers towering over downtown squares. There’s a reason steel makes for great construction material. The strength to weight ratio makes it a desirable material to work with and guarantees long-lasting durability. While there are […]

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How is Structural Steel Created?

How is Structural Steel Created?

Structural steel is all around us. The chances that you are sitting in a building composed of structural steel are quite high. That’s because steel is one of the best materials in construction. It’s recyclable, it’s durable, and it’s versatile. Using steel as the foundation of buildings has provided builders all over the world with […]

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Why Steel Buildings Works Well in El Paso

Why Steel Buildings Works Well in El Paso

From bridges to the world’s tallest skyscrapers, steel is one of the most used materials in construction today. Whether you’ve worked with the material in the past or are just now considering it for your next project, as an El Paso builder, there’s a lot you and the building’s owner can benefit from when you […]

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5 Reasons Steel Buildings Are Eco-Friendly

5 Reasons Steel Buildings Are Eco-Friendly

Steel has numerous benefits. Far more than meets the eye! When it comes to the structural foundation of a building, not only does steel make your building stronger and able to withstand the test of time but it also makes it eco-friendly. The same can’t be said for many other materials. Whether you’re building a […]

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Looking to Improve Your Welding Career? Read These Tips.

Looking to Improve Your Welding Career? Read These Tips.

The start of a new year welcomes the opportunity for growth and self-fulfillment. Careers are shaped by our own desire to improve and achieve a higher status. No matter where you currently find yourself, you have the capability of moving in a new direction. As a welder working on a variety of projects, you know […]

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A Look Back at Some of the Sites We Helped Construct

A Look Back at Some of the Sites We Helped Construct

Steel Specialties was founded in 1987 and has since played a key role in the El Paso community. As a structural steel supplier, we grow as the city grows. Within the last decade, our company has been apart of numerous large and midsize construction projects. With 2018 coming to an end, we thought it would […]

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