Season of Giving

by Jim Erhart on December 28, 2016

Not all superheroes wear capes but with this holiday season filled with compassion and giving from the heart, our heroes wear hard hats and steel-toed boots....

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Conical Points for ERW Pipe Piles

by Jim Erhart on December 22, 2016

ERW Pipe Piles are very versatile in the Deep Foundations Industry. One point that makes them diverse is the various attachments that can be applied at the end of the pile so they are better suited for different soil conditions. Over the next few months, we...

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HSS In the Wild Pt 2

by Jim Erhart on December 14, 2016

HSS truly opens up the possibilities for architecturally exposed structural steel, allowing architects and structural engineers to meet the challenges of modern architecture and design the type of structures that break new aesthetic ground and enrich the public landscape. But it can also have everyday uses that are a...

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HSS In the Wild

by Jim Erhart on September 1, 2016

Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) help engineers create some pretty cool things every day – from tall skyscrapers for us to live and work in, to dynamic bridges connecting us from to and fro. But HSS products aren’t always used in such large scale projects – in fact, HSS is all around u...

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Five Interesting Facts About Manufacturing You May Not Know

by Jim Erhart on August 16, 2016

When you work in manufacturing, you get to see some really neat things. Take us at Zekelman Industries - being the largest independent tubular products producer in North America, all of our tubular products that we manufacture are formed into a round shape first! So even that square HSS section you installed i...

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Product Showdown: A500 vs A513

by Jim Erhart on June 22, 2016

A common question that comes up when buying tubing is the difference between A500 and A513 material. Customers often assume the specifications are interchangeable but when we delve deeper into the specs, we see there are significant differences. What is A500 tubi...

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Recapping SuperPile 2016

by Jim Erhart on June 15, 2016

SuperPile is a conference hosted by the Deep Foundations Institute ( According to their website, nine of DFI’s technical committees combine their resources to put on this annual show. SuperPile travels every year to a differen...

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