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Steel Dynamics announces indefinite idle of Minnesota operations

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Steel Dynamics, Inc. announced on May 26 that it plans to idle its Minnesota iron making operations located in Chisholm and Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, effective immediately.  These operations are comprised of a jointly-owned iron concentrate production facility (Mining Resources) and a jointly-owned iron nugget production facility (Mesabi Nugget).  Management and the...

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Haddock of S-5! Receives Swaney Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – S-5! founder and CEO, Rob Haddock, has been named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Larry A. Swaney Award, which honors an individual in metal construction who selflessly fosters the growth and betterment of the industry. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) sponsors the annual award named after the organization’s first...

New from Sno Gem: Gem Series Clamp-To-Seam snow retention system

  McHENRY, Ill. – Sno Gem® Inc recently introduced the Gem Series Clamp-To-Seam Snow retention systems for standing seam metal roofs. A variety of sizes and configurations means it works with most standing seam roofing. The Gem Series is available in single or double bar retention in 1- and 2-inch bar size. Both clamp-to-seam attachments...

Perma-Column Updates Design & Use Guide

Over the past few years, codes, wood values, and column sizes have evolved significantly and Perma-Column, Inc. has stayed in step every bit of the way.  All these change have been incorporated into a new Perma-Column Design and Use Guide authored by Brent Leatherman P.E. and Dimitry Reznik, P.E. of Timber Tech Engineering, Inc....

McElroy Metal moves into new Houston plant, service center

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal operations in Houston recently moved into a new manufacturing plant and attached service center to better serve its large customer base in southeast Texas. “We were able to improve efficiencies and increase capacity with the layout in the new manufacturing facility,” says Matthew Edwards, plant manager. “Ultimately, we’re...