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The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

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The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

By: RK Mechanical Working outside during the winter can leave construction workers susceptible to hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot, a decaying of the feet due to prolonged cold and wet conditions. In extreme cases, workers without proper personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could even lead to death. Not only do workers need […]

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China Has Primary Control of the Steel Market and It’s Affecting the Global Steel Industry

China Has Primary Control of the Steel Market and It’s Affecting the Global Steel Industry

By: RK Steel Did you know that China currently produces almost half the world’s steel? According to The Street, this is a large increase from the 10% they produced a decade ago. At that time, the U.S. was producing 14% of the world’s steel; now we only produce 4%. For the past two decades, China […]

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Major Roles on a Construction Project

Major Roles on a Construction Project

By: RK Mechanical Large-scale construction requires collaboration across numerous disciplines. It’s rare to find a contractor who has the capability to perform multiple trades in-house. For the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential. From project conception to completion, construction teams must consider zoning, scheduling, budgeting, bidding, safety, transportation of materials, logistics and […]

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Aluminum and Stainless Steel: Trusted Materials in High Moisture Areas

Aluminum and Stainless Steel: Trusted Materials in High Moisture Areas

By: RK Steel Aluminum and stainless steel are considered non-ferrous materials, in other words lacking iron, which means they don’t rust or corrode and are much more malleable than ferrous metals. These materials are commonly used in place of carbon steel for areas of high moisture, salt or architectural exposure to the elements. ALUMINUM Aluminum […]

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Spider Cranes: The Future of Construction

Spider Cranes: The Future of Construction

By: RK Steel For years, spider cranes have been used for applications such as glass and aluminum-framed wall installations in new construction and renovation projects. Recently, they have started to make a mark in mainstream general construction. Spider cranes can get nearly any job done with ease. Whether it’s lifting steel for installation inside of […]

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Safety Reminders for Ironworkers

Safety Reminders for Ironworkers

By: RK Steel People often admire the skyscrapers which are erected as cities expand and develop.  What many don’t realize is that countless ironworkers get injured every year, often seriously, during the erection of these structures. They frequently work at jaw-dropping heights and, unfortunately, elevated work doesn’t forgive lapses in safety. It also rarely gives […]

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