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Steel production at the six month mark: 2010 vs. 2009

By all counts 2009 was a tough year in terms of steel production, but with a rebounding economy in many Western countries has led to a significant increase in steel production in 2010.  According to the first six months of 2010 has shown a 27.9% increase over the first half of 2009. The countries […]

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Ten Advantages of Steel Roofing

It’s never been smarter to install a steel roof. Steel roofs are strong, attractive, and eco-friendly. They offer many advantages for homeowners, including a few cost-saving attributes which put some money back in your wallet. And the benefits don’t end there. 1.)    Safe – A steel roof is extremely fire-resistant. It insulates against sparks, preventing a fire […]

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Ten top sources of steel industry news

Steel is our business, and we are always on the lookout for excellent resources for timely news and opinions on the latest happenings in the steel industry.  So aside from our subjective opinions, we’ve also collected some metrics to show the relative importance and value of these pages as ranked by Google and Yahoo.  For […]

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Test your steel knowledge.

Steel is what we know, and steel is what we do.  So we wanted to see how much everyone else knows about steel.  We’ve put together a short quiz to see just how much people know about steel.  Take a couple minutes and find out yourself.     Quiz Links

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Steel Industry News Updates

It’s been a busy week of news in the steel industry, and we at Capital Steel thought we would take it upon ourselves to share some of the bigger stories in the news this week.  Rio Tinto supports end to annual ore pricing – from the Associated Press.  Story can be found here. Mixed Reception for […]

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Top Down Greening: Green Roofs on the Rise

Several recent trends indicate that our urban and suburban skylines might be evolving in the years to come. According to an analysis of internet search data over the last year, the popularity of green roofs is on the rise. Green roofs? Plants, even trees, on a roof? To the uninitiated, vegetation on a building’s roof or […]

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Capital Steel & Wire Announce the Purchase of Sixth Production Saw

Local steel and wire distributor Capital Steel & Wire has announced they’ve purchased a sixth production saw called the Nishijimax.  This addition will give Capital Steel the ability to cut from .500″ to 6″ on production cold saws.  Delivery for the new saw will be available by the end of the month. The Nishijimax saw incorporates metal-cutting […]

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Come See Us at the National Industrial Fastener Show

Capital Steel and Wire is going to be at the National Industrial Fastener show in Las Vegas from 11/16-11/18.  Our booth is 922. The National Industrial Fastener Show is one of the most prominent showcase of manufacturers of fasteners, master distributors, fastener importers and providers of other related products and services with distributors in the distribution […]

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Hot and Cold Rolling Explained

To those on the outside, the rolling process is an unknown. The average person may be completely unaware of what rolling is, but it is something that is extremely important to know in the steel industry. Rolling is a fabricating process in which metal is passed through a pair of rolls. Rolling has 2 main […]

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On The Search For Steel

Search engines have become an integral part of people’s daily lives and day to day business activities.  Whether it’s seeking out products or services, doing research or finding contact information, search engines dictate who gets found, where and why.  With this in mind, we decided to take a look within the steel industry to see […]

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