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Aluminum Fabrication: The One of a Kind History of an Everyday Metal

It is in your kitchen, your car, toolbox, the airplane you ride on, the vessel that holds that carbonated and sugary drink, the cutlery you use, and in your favorite electronic devices. At some point in history, this metal was far more popular and more valuable than gold. It is highly abundant on the earth […]

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The Many Processes of Metal Fabrication: What You Need To Know 

Metal is the element of a thousand lives. And as human beings and civilizations discovered this fact, they have developed efficient processes in manipulating metal to meet construction needs. This earth-created material is present in our homes, airplanes, automobiles, and eating utensils.  Metal fabrication has come a long way, but the idea is nothing new. […]

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The Steel Drive: The Role of Steel in Today’s Automotive Industry 

Steel is a standard material of choice for many products today. It’s in our kitchens, utensils, homes, office buildings, and, of course, our cars. A world without steel would look and feel very different. This beloved alloy has improved our lives in many ways and plays a major role in the construction industry, industrial uses, […]

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Steel During Wartime: Steel Production During the Second World War 

In our previous blog, we traveled back in time to the early part of the 20th century, when the world learned what heavy weaponry and aircraft would come to change about warfare. Steel production had an incredible amount of influence on the war effort. Innovation and industrial production did not stop there, of course. When […]

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Steel During Wartime: The Role of Steel Production During World War I

Over the years, human beings have found ways to mold and manipulate their environment to fit their needs. Those needs might be to build living structures, automobiles, bridges, or—as the world saw during the 20th century— to go to war. Because of the industrial revolution, the 20th century saw the production and advancement of a […]

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The Wonderful World of Steel and the Structures it Built

So much of our world is made out of this wonderful metal. It is versatile, durable, and affordable. It is functional, beautiful, and completely adaptable to a variety of environments. Steel can be used in a variety of construction projects: from the building of roads and rails, bridges, buildings, airports, and more.  Rest your eyes […]

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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

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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