5 Reasons That NOW is the Time to Start a Career in the Metals Industry

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Looking for a profession that matters? Then it’s time to consider a job in the metals industry!  The metals industry employs nearly 1.5 million people in the United States, and it continues to grow as manufacturing demand increases. Many companies are looking for new hires to fill this demand, and there’s no signs of that… Read more »

Understanding Aluminum Bus Pipe Uses and Finishes

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Aluminum is a lightweight, highly conductive material. In its pure form, aluminum has an electrical conductivity of 65 percent of the International Annealed Copper Standard. This conductivity changes when its composition is altered, such as when it is combined with other types of metal to create alloys.  The high conductivity of aluminum, as well as… Read more »

The Benefits of Using Carbon Steel in Construction

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When it comes to using steel in construction projects, it’s all the same, right?  Wrong.  Steel is an alloy metal, which means it’s a combination of several types of elements. In the case of steel, this is a combination of iron, carbon and trace elements. It has a number of advantages for construction applications due… Read more »

Sustainability Trends in the Metals Industry

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The metals industry continues to be at the forefront of the sustainability movement, driven by tight margins and an increasingly competitive landscape. “Sustainability” goes far beyond simply recycling waste materials or packaging, however. Instead, it’s a method for viewing one’s business practices and their impact on both the bottom line and the wider world. Here,… Read more »