New York Steel Fabricators Recognized for Role in Bills Stadium Project, Local Economy

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Any discussion of the construction of the Buffalo Bills’ New Highmark Stadium, one of western New York’s biggest projects in history, is incomplete without discussing the many fabricators involved.

In a May 28 Buffalo News article, reporter Michael Petro explains the role of steel fabricators in bringing the $1.7 billion stadium to life--and, in turn, their role in bolstering the local economy.

According to the article, of the 25,000 tons of structural steel being used to build the stadium, 60% is from in-state fabricators. The prime contractor, Cives Steel in St. Lawrence, N.Y., is responsible for about half of the steel for the stadium, and a dozen other fabricators, including JPW Structural Contracting in Syracuse and A&T Ironworks in New Rochelle, are also contributing to the project.

Choosing local steel fabricators working with recycled structural steel has helped to reduce the cost and emissions resulting from transporting steel. Not only is this integral to the new stadium’s construction, but it supports the state’s economic and sustainability goals.

“These types of projects are a really big boost for the local economy and certainly New York’s economy,” said Brian Raff, AISC’s vice president of sustainability and government relations, in the article. “And by employing all these people to support things like this stadium and critical infrastructure, I think steel fabrication contributes quite a bit to the local and state economies.”

Read the full article, “Explainer: Fabricators essential in producing local steel for Bills stadium project,” to learn more about the role of New York structural steel fabricators in achieving the stadium’s vision.