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Structural Steel Addresses 13% Nationwide Growth in Demand

May 11, 2006 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Recognizing increased demand for structural steel on construction projects throughout the United States, members of the structural steel industry are taking action to ensure that steel continues to be readily available for every type of project.

Every level of the structural steel supply chain – producers, service centers, fabricators, and erectors – has been working with architects, engineers, general contractors and developers to supply steel in a timely manner. Efforts to continue prompt supply of product and services have included:

These and other industry efforts have combined to ensure that structural steel remains an appropriate and available solution for building projects around the country. Through every level of the steel industry, capacity exists to meet the needs of domestic construction now and in the foreseeable future.

Roger E. Ferch, P.E., president of the American Institute of Steel Construction, notes “More and more, designers and builders are recognizing the value that structural steel brings to their projects, which has served to drive demand higher. We’re pleased to note that industry members have been producing, distributing, fabricating and erecting steel at high levels over the past 12 months. At the same time, all phases of the structural steel industry stand ready to assist customers with new projects and to keep them moving in the timely manner they expect.”

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Scott Melnick
VP of Communications
(312) 670-8314
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American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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