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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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A Glimpse Into the Early Beginnings of Steelworkers in the US

A Glimpse Into the Early Beginnings of Steelworkers in the US

The steel industry is no stranger to technology. Our field has always been at the forefront of advancement. Over the years, we’ve integrated new tools, equipment, and ways of making the jobs of suppliers, welders, material handlers, estimators, and project managers easier and more efficient. While the buildings, structures, and ways in which we work […]

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3 Interesting Facts About Steel You Probably Didn’t Know About

3 Interesting Facts About Steel You Probably Didn’t Know About

Steel made headlines this March when President Trump decided to impose hefty tariffs on the imports of steel and aluminum affecting the price of all imported steel by 25% and 10% on imported aluminum. This affects corporations and employees in different ways, depending on their seat at the table. Some are finding it difficult to […]

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