Articles by tag: steel

A Sharp Increase in Mexican Steel Imports is Posing Risks for U.S. Manufacturing and U.S. National Economy

Mexican Steel Imports

The rapid increase of Mexican steel imports can have some dire consequences in the near future for the American economy. Several years ago the U.S. and Mexico agreed to a tariff deal that would allow Mexican steel to be imported duty-free into the U.S., while also under the terms that it would not exceed a…

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Engineering & Construction
Is the American Steel Industry Ready for Infrastructure Investments?

Nucor CEO Leon Topalian says the American steel industry can handle any increased demand rising from passage of an infrastructure bill in Congress. He appears on “Balance of Power.” Watch or read the transcript below. —   Host: The American Society of Civil Engineers gave US infrastructure systems a grade of C minus on the…

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Architecture & Design
Galvanizing Applications: Agricultural Equipment

Life in agriculture can be tough. The days are long, the work is difficult, yet rewarding, and there are countless challenges that need to be consistently met head on and overcome. One thing a farmer shouldn’t have to worry about, however, is their equipment, and the best way to protect it is by using galvanized…

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How Hot-Dip Galvanizing Works

Hot-dip galvanizing is essentially a process that coats steel with a protective layer of zinc alloy to protect it from corrosion. Not only is it a relatively simple and cost-effective process, but the resulting benefits will last for decades. Let’s take a look at the galvanizing process from start to finish. The Process Preparation First and foremost,…

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Engineering & Construction
DeGeest Steel Works Changes Name, Enters New Era as DeGeest

DeGeest Steel Works recently announced a name change – the second in company history – to simply DeGeest, a simplification that better reflect the company’s constant commitment to expanding its range of solutions and services for its customers. This is more than a name change. DeGeest’s offerings are expanding from exceptional steel fabrication to include Finishing…

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Building Management
Scale with Sergio: Opening a New Manufacturing Facility Isn’t Easy

No matter how much experience or expertise a manufacturing company has, expanding operations is never easy. Even if they’ve done it before. Javier Gallegos, General Manager for Trans-Matic Precision Metal, shared the company’s journey in opening a new facility in Monterrey, Mexico. Powered by RedCircle   Trans-Matic specialized metal stamping capabilities required additional support. They had…

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Engineering & Construction
How the Steel Industry is Attracting and Retaining New Talent in a Modernized World

As the technology-native Gen-Z comes of working age, flashy Silicon Valley jobs twinkle in their eye. But there’s another industry that is attracting these fresh young minds, and it is working hard to retain and invest in the people that choose to work there. That industry is manufacturing. Joined by Derek DeGeest, President of DeGeest…

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From Fields to Data Centers: Applied Digital’s Training Program Transforms Farmers into Data Center Operators
May 21, 2024

Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting Operations and Public Affairs at Applied Digital, emphasizes the transformative impact of Applied Digital’s training programs, which convert agricultural land into high-tech data centers and enable farmers to transition into skilled data center operators. This initiative highlights the company’s commitment to community development and technological advancement.

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water conservation and sustainability
Water Conservation and Sustainability Are Critical for a Data Center’s Success
May 21, 2024

Digital infrastructure is essential, and as data centers expand, their environmental impact, water conservation and sustainability have come under scrutiny. As the demand for data storage and processing capabilities grows exponentially, so does the concern for the environmental impact of these facilities, particularly in terms of water usage. Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting…

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AI-driven computing
Reducing the Gap in Skilled Trades Can Be Solved by Boosting Trade Education Initiatives
May 21, 2024

Currently, skilled trades are facing significant shortages making the need for innovative solutions and passionate involvement more urgent than before. Statistics indicate a looming gap in the workforce, expected to reach millions in the next decade, as older generations retire without sufficient newcomers to fill their roles. At the heart of this issue is…

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CtUC 2023 Trailblazers
CtUC 2023 Trailblazers Transform Hospital Operations Through Medical Logistics Innovations
May 21, 2024

CtUC 2023 Trailblazers are at the forefront of transforming hospital operations, particularly in sterile processing and logistics, as highlighted in a recent episode of the ConCensis podcast. The healthcare industry, driven by technological advancements and the need to improve patient outcomes, continuously seeks solutions to optimize processes and ensure compliance with health regulations—a challenge…

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Why Steel is a Sturdy Contender for AEC’s Next Big Trend, with Kendal Carlson of FireRock
March 13, 2019

A&D professionals today have an abundance of information and options available to them when it comes to unique technology and specific building materials for every project, from product libraries to professional recommendations. So of course, they want to make the absolute best choices that are both architecturally sound, aesthetically pleasing, and financially responsible. Kendal…

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