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Welcome to the Atlas Tube blog of industry info and news about HSS products.

ASTM A500/A500M–13

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Most users of HSS are now aware of the new ASTM A1085 specification for "higher performance" HSS that was approved in 2013 and immediately manufactured by Atlas Tube. Details of the features of this HSS are readily available: http://www.atlasconnection.com/profiles/blogs/new-astm-specification-provides-improved-performance-for-hollow

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Third Annual Atlas Tube Student Day

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Co-sponsored by DFI and PDCA the third annual Atlas Tube Student Day was held on April 10, 2014 at our facility in Chicago. Approximately 70 undergraduate and graduate students from four different universities (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Purdue Calumet) arrived at the mill for presentations, a guided tour, and, of course, free pizza.

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Cool infographic depicts 2013 Top 10 Solar States

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The latest infographic from Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) ranks the Top 10 Solar States based on solar capacity installed in 2013. It also includes the number of megawatts installed per state, number of houses powered per megawatt of solar added, and facts about each state. SEIA also shows a remixed version of the rankings based on the number of solar jobs added in 2013, cumulative solar capacity, price decline in 2012-2013, and percentage of new electricity generation from Solar.

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2014 NASCC The Steel Conference Recap

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NASCC officially wrapped up less than two weeks ago, and I'm happy to say it was quite the success for us here at Atlas Tube. Our company was founded in Canada, and we were able to meet and network with a fantastic local crowd in Toronto. And the virtual character at our booth was a definite hit with show attendees!

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SEIA Q3 Report 2013 Shares Glowing Reviews on Solar Industry

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GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), Solar Market Insight: 3rd Quarter 2013 report shows that it has been a stellar year for the solar business in the United States. This quarter's report states that in 2013 Photovoltaic (PV) installations continued to rise, increasing 41% over 2012 to reach 4,751 MW. According to SEIA, there were 52 utility PV projects completed in Q3 2013, totaling 539 MW of capacity. The majority of these projects came from California with one 32 MW project that was completed in Nevada by SunEdison.

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