Choosing a Design-build Partner

by Jelani Rucker on September 12, 2016

When choosing a design-build partner you have to strategically put the pieces of the puzzle together and create a team that can decide on that one single source that can provide products that delivers quality you can trust, a company that has a team of structural and geotechnical engineers that can provide technical expertise to every project, i...

JMC Steel Group Changes Name to Zekelman Industries Inc.

by Jelani Rucker on June 6, 2016

Contact: Jelani Rucker 312.275.1626 jelani.rucker@zekelman.com CHICAGO, Ill. (June 6, 2016) — JMC Steel Group has announced that it is changing its corporate name and identity to Zekelman Industries Inc. Zekelman Industries is the parent company of Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube, Sharon Tube, Picoma and Energex Tube....

August ABI Shows Slight Decrease in Design Services

by Jelani Rucker on September 23, 2015

According to a press release from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for August showed a slowing in design services. The 49.1 score illustrated a decline after three consecutive months of positive scores (scores above 50). July’s ABI score was 54.7. A leadi...

Import OCTG Continues the Onslaught

by Jelani Rucker on August 6, 2015

Over the past couple of weeks, the Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) markets have started showing positive signs:  the rig count has apparently reached bottom, inventory levels appear to be in better shape, and import shipments seem to be declining. But wait a minute, are import shipments really declining and inventory levels returnin...

Import OCTG Continues the Onslaught

by Randy Boswell on July 23, 2015

Over the past couple of weeks, the Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) markets have started showing positive signs:  the rig count has apparently reached bottom, inventory levels appear to be in better shape, and import shipments seem to be declining. But wait a minute, are import shipments really declining and inventory levels returnin...