How To Choose The Perfect Steel Fabrication Company

Over the years here at steel beam we have observed that companies who uses large steel beams and other bigger steel pieces. For their construction projects in most cases are unable to acquire all of their needed materials off the shelf in their first attempt during the procurement phase. This is one of the main reasons why it is imperative to have a dependable steel fabricator in place. The importance of having a steel fabrication company is paramount without their services. We would not be able to construct bridges or develop steel buildings. If your are in the process of finding the right company in a age where finding good value for money maybe difficult to come by within this industry then. You will need  to do a couple of things, firstly determine what it is you are looking for. You’ll find that the companies who frequently get mentioned by the majority of contractors and bigger companies are the ones acquiring all the business. But this shouldn’t mean you should neglect the smaller steel fabricators.

In order for you to find a reliable steel fabrication company. It is not absolutely essential that you have to strike up a long standing relationship with them. As long as you can get references from their previous work and verify they are established you ought to be ok. You can request to visit their factory to look at their equipment and operating practices this will help you gauge how well they know how to operate their own machinery and which you can see by the quality of the work produced. You can also use it has an opportunity to check out their machinery to see if its new and modern as opposed to see, if they are still using legacy systems.

By following the steps outlined above you should be able to find a reputable firm who is more then able to cater for needs. If you are in the process of purchasing a steel beam for your construction project then why not give us a call and see what we can do for you.

Miracle At The World Trade Center

On Thursday according to the New Jersey Newsroom, a severe accident occurred at the World Trade Center site. Where a cable of crane snapped, sending a deadly shower of thousands of pounds of steel beams 40 stories down smashing through a 18-wheel truck situated below.

Mark Sherank, a 45 year old steam fitter who witness the event said “it’s a miracle nobody was killed”. At the time of the event he was attending a safety meeting in a building nearby when the incident happened, as he looked outside he saw the truck get crushed according to the New York Daily.

Miraculously enough there was no major injuries reported when the three 62-foot-long steel beams weighing 38,000 pounds came tumbling down around 10.00am. The incident is now being investigated.

ThyssenKrupp Report Stable Order Intake In Difficult Environment

ThyssenKrupp one of Germany’s largest conglomerates as reported first quarter earnings of orders €10.1 billion up 1 percent. However sales €9.9 billion was down 1 percent. This slight drop was due declining volumes in their Materials business. This was because their customers were cautious due to the economic conditions brought on by the sovereign debt crisis particularly from declining volume at Steel Europe in the Materials Services. Subsidiary Steel Americas also suffered losses due to technical problems and a weaker market environment when reporting for the first quarter. However Dr. Heinrich Hiesinger ThyssenKrupp Executive Board Chairman expects losses at Steel Americas to be lower in the second half of the year.

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Cliffs Natural To End Joint Venture With Michigan Iron Nuggets

According to the Wall Street Journal Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Is in the process of ending their joint venture. With Michigan iron nuggets Kobe Steel as Cliffs Natural Resources, the coal and iron-ore producer looks to concentrate on it core business.

With only 10 employees assigned to the project by Cliffs they will be redeployed within the organisation in different departments. This venture was originally initiated in 2007 with the aim of producing a substitute to pig iron, Cliff’s iron ore assets combined with Kobe’s technology.

Although chairman and Chief Executive Joseph Carrabba  has said that the company was dissapointed because. They were unable to advanced forwarded as they had hope to. But had acknowledged that the company had to focus on the company’s other priorities.

Even tho Cliff’s earning have been rising rapidly in recent quarters as both sales volume and prices rise.

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Our Steal Beam Prices Are Competitive

Over the last few months steel beam have been able to offer very competitive quotes in terms of our products. Such as rolled steel joist beams, roof beams to steel fabrications.

For instance our steel beam prices are amongst one of the most competitive within the industry. Together with our knowledge and expertise we are able to offer a bespoke service that caters to our individual clients needs.

Giving that our location is situated  in the largest and busiest city in the UK that being London. This gives us another advantage of generating good sustainable relationships. With our clients which are local and through out the rest of the South East region ranging from Battersea to Essex and beyond.

We always source very good quality construction material, so you can rest assured that any RSJ Beams or any steel beams you do order from us will be a quality beam. By being one of London’s best known steel stock holders which is also another advantage to our clients, as it gives us a reason to live up to our reputation when serving our clients.

If you are looking for further information on what steel beam would be suitable for your building product. Then contact steel beams now and speak to one of our experts, who will be more than willing to help.

World Crude Steel Output Increased By Nearly 7% In 2011

In 2011 world crude steel production reached 1,527 mega tonnes (Mt) according to World Steel Association. An increase of 6.8% compared to the previous year in 2010 which is a record in terms global steel production.

This was seen by all the major steel producing countries, excluding two Japan and Spain. However growth was  significantly higher in Turkey, Italy and South Korea. Asia saw an annual production of grude steel by 7.9% in 2011 compared to 2010, which equates to 988.2 mega tonnes in total in terms of steel production.

However European Union recorded an increase of around 2.8% for 2011 compared to 2010, this was a production increase  of 177.4 mega tonnes for the year.

If you are in the process of purchasing steel beam for a construction project, contact us  and let us help you now.

Price Hike Set By Nucor - Yamato Steel Co

Nucor – Yamato Steel Co has decided to raise its steel beam prices for February, the recently published wide-flange steel beam prices as shown. However this was already a widely anticipated move and still leaves a lot unanwered questions in terms of their ulitimate success.

The following actions as already brought up the f.o.b. mill price on core beams sizes to $870 per ton ($43.50 per hundredweight)  up $30 from their previous price according to buyer sources .

This planned hike by ocastrated by Nucor – Yamato, a partner of Charlotte already follows the earlier $20-per-ton increase in the mill transaction price. Which was also joined by Nucor Steel Berkeley a steel firm based in South Carolina in the America.

Here at steel beam we are continuing to deliver on our promises within the construction industry, throughout London and the rest of the South East. Our steel beam products are delivered throughout the country within 24-48 hours on request.

Peter Doyle As Been Announced As Esmark Steel Group New President Of Ohio Operations

Esmark Steel Group have just announced the appointment of Peter Doyle a industry veteran as the new president of their Ohio operations. Doyle will based in the Groups Cleveland office and will also be accompanied by Mark Schwertner. Who has  recently been appointed as the new Executive Vice President of sales.

When the announcement was made Tom Modrowski the current chief executive officer of Esmark Steel Group. Stated that the appointment was to help with the company’s expanding operations, being undertaken in the North East U.S. and that the experience of Doyle’s previous role serving a diverse range of customers located in the region.

Global Ferrous Scrap Prices Rise Last Month

According to a survey carried out by MEPS (International) Ltd, Global ferrous values were scrap in December even though they were supported by limited supplies and higher then usual end user demand.

There was however in China average quotation increases for provincials note domestic scrap traders are forecasting transaction values to stabilise in the period through to the Chinese New Year Festival.

The steel price growth in Japan was motivated by Tokyo Steel Manufacturing. Prices were raised for the HMS2 at all of the subsidiaries in the 48 weeks, this were fuelled because of low domestic levels and higher demand in particularly the need to replaced depleted stock.

Going forward we can see steel prices beginning stabilise before rising again for more information contact steel beam and see what we can do for you.

Why RSJ Beams Are Used Within The Building Industry

Within the construction industry one of the most popular steel beams being used to provide support to the floors of  houses is called RSJ Beams the main reason for this is that they are durable. Meaning they can be cut to the requirements of the customer, thus providing the structural support for the building at the same time. RSJ Beams is short for Rolled Steel Joist which are also known as I-beams here in the uk.

There are several RSJ steel beams suppliers here in the uk who cater for all kinds of construction projects in terms of supplying steel beams. This is a major reason that if you are planning to acquire the steel beams for a project. Then it is important that you only deal with a company that is reputable and has a lot of experience in the construction industry.

For further information on prices for RSJ Beams contact us now and see what we can do for you.