Employee Spotlight: Meet Kelby Saunders, Rigging Supervisor

From excelling as an apprentice at the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprenticeship School, to shining as the new rigging supervisor, Kelby Saunders is showing others in his shop what it means to be a trustworthy and honorable employee. Steel America fabricates and machines large heavy objects – moving modules and projects of that magnitude is risky and […]

Employee Spotlight: Meet Russell Gray, QA/QC Manager

If there’s one person who knows the ins and outs of all things Quality Assurance here at Steel America, it’s our QA/QC manager Russell Gray. Russell oversees inspectors, ensures all inspections are accomplished thoroughly, accurately, and on-time, and actively participates in research on codes within the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and American Welding Society […]

Big Betts – Back in Business!

Published: Thursday, January 26, 2017 By: Stephanie Rubiaco, Marketing Coordinator The big Bett’s lathe reassembled post-move Our big Betts Lathe (95′ between centers, 144″ swing, and 200-ton capacity) is officially back in business! In late 2016 our team disassembled the lathe, upgraded some internal pieces, and reassembled the machine on it’s new foundation. We just […]

From our Friends at FARO/Quality Digest

Published: Friday, January 20, 2017 By: Stephanie Rubiaco, Marketing Coordinator In the fall of 2016, Ryan Day with Quality Digest reached out to Steel America to do a case study on Steel America’s use of the FARO Laser Tracking System. The FARO Vantage Tracker utilized in the shop and in the field, allows Steel America to […]

What Exactly are Wind Tunnels? Why are They Important?

Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 By: Stephanie Rubiaco, Marketing Coordinator While the first “true” wind tunnel wasn’t developed until the early 1900’s, the concept of simulating flight for research purposes actually dates back to the 1700’s. In the early stages of aeronautical research, experimenters discovered the need to replicate the movement of air around an […]

Employee Spotlight: Meet Rey Gutierrez, Lead Mechanic Supervisor

Serving as a lead mechanic supervisor in our large fabrication shop Rey Gutierrez is an integral part to the Steel America Fabrication Team. Rey works hard to ensure that projects are completed efficiently, on budget, and still keep the high quality our customers have come to know and respect. An interesting task that Rey has […]

604-ton Barge Fabrication

Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 By: Stephanie Rubiaco, Marketing Coordinator When you walk through the main fabrication building at Steel America you will find a multitude of different projects in various states – but one unique project currently in production is a custom barge for a long-term customer/partner. Barges are flat bottomed boats generally used […]

Employee Spotlight: Meet George Kucy, Boring Mill Operator

  If you’ve ever walked through the Steel America large machine shop, you have seen George Kucy operate our 60-ton boring mill. George has mastered boring mill operating over the years and is an expert at dialing in the mill to each individual project and task at hand. One of the core values at C.S.I. […]

Back to Basics: Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Published: Firday, September 15, 2016 By: Stephanie Rubiaco, Marketing Coordinator According to The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), nondestructive testing (also known as NDT) is “the process of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics without destroying the serviceability of the part or system.” While there are over […]

Employee Spotlight: Meet Jason Sawyer, Section Manager

If you’ve ever been through the Steel America fabrication shop, chances are you have seen Jason Sawyer managing various trades and instructing them on the particular job at hand. One of the core values at C.S.I. and Steel America is “Family”. We took a few minutes to sit down with Jason to get his insight on […]