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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: MEET RUSSELL GRAY, QA/QC MANAGER

  • 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!

    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 finished our first shafting project post-move and everything ran as smooth as ever! One of the…

  • FROM OUR FRIENDS AT FARO/QUALITY DIGEST

    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 take accurate measurements of the project (on-site foundations for example) before,…

  • WHAT EXACTLY ARE WIND TUNNELS? WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

    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 object in order to understand flight. These aeronautical pioneers couldn’t…