Atlas Observer

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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by Bradlee Fletcher on April 25, 2012

The 2012 NASCC conference was a big success! Judging by the well-attended breakout sessions and the flurry of activity at our booth, it seems Atlas’s new Jumbo HSS product is gaining the interest of engineers and building owners. Thanks to everyone who stopped by — it was great to see famil...

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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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