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Four Ways HSS Can Save You Money

by Bradlee Fletcher on June 21, 2012

A key goal in every construction project is to keep costs down. Build the best possible building at the lowest price possible. In a difficult economy, cost savings becomes even more crucial. As I discussed in a previous post, the use of steel hollow structural sections (HSS) offers substantial advantages in building design, opening up aesthetic...

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What’s the difference between a TS and an HSS?

by Bradlee Fletcher on May 30, 2012

For most of us, this may seem like a silly question. A hollow structural section, or HSS, is the same thing as tube steel, or TS, right? Actually, I’ve been asked this very question, so I feel a short explanation may be necessary. Steel tubing, or tube steel, is what we used to use in the U.S. to describe a closed steel section — whether of rec...

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Three Key Solar Industry Statistics

by Jelani Rucker on May 9, 2012

While solar power often appears to be an issue outside of the mainstream, industry statistics tell the story of a robust industry with strong momentum that is on track to become a key driver of the U.S. economy. As the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) states on its home...

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The JMC Steel Group’s Solar Solutions

by Jelani Rucker on April 18, 2012

Fueled by the rising cost of fossil fuels and increasing concerns about global climate change, solar energy is the fastest growing energy technology in the United States. With the increased demand for alternative energy, a robust solar construction industr...

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