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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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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?

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

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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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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How Your Structural Steel Supplier Will Make Your Project a Success

When it comes to construction, structural steel tends to be relegated to skyscrapers and garages although it can be very useful for other types of building. Structural steel is a sustainable, affordable, and durable building option for both large-scale and smaller-scale projects. Steel Specialties is El Paso’s go-to structural steel supplier. No matter what you […]

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