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What Is Structural Steel & How Is It Produced? September 14, 2017

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What Is Structural Steel & How Is It Produced?, Central Jefferson, Kentucky

Have you ever gazed at a magnificent skyscraper or driven over a sturdy bridge and marveled at its construction? The foundation of these and other large structures is structural steel. Without the addition of this hardy, complex material, very few formations would be strong and reliable. Based in Cincinnati, OH, and Louisville, KY, the professionals at American Metal Supply are experts in the distribution of this necessary product, and they’re here to share everything you need to know about it.

All About Structural Steel

structural steelAt its simplest, structural steel is the cornerstone of the construction industry. 

How Is It Made?

Structural steel is made with raw iron ore. The process begins by crushing this material and pouring it into a furnace. It’s heated from the top and bottom, which slowly removes any impurities from the iron. When this process is complete, only the purest iron ore is left at the base of the furnace. This is then extracted and heated with other substances to produce steel that is considered “structured,” or usable for different purposes. Metal suppliers can then shape this substance into different structures, from wide beams to bars and angles.

Businesses that require high-quality structural steel turn to the team at American Metal Supply. If you’re interested in learning more about how their steel products can make a difference in your business, visit the company’s website. You can also call their Cincinnati location at (513) 396-6600 or their Louisville office at (502) 634-4321.

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