Welcome to the Zekelman Industries blog of industry info and news about Zekelman products.

Jelani Rucker serves as VP of Marketing and Business Development for the Zekelman Industries, managing marketing, new business and strategic relationships across the entire Zekelman Industries product portfolio. With more than 15 years of leadership experience in business operations, management, sales and marketing, he has held senior positions at Lucent Technologies, BCI Communications and TESSCO Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering and a master’s degree in technical management from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

HSS Connects with Students at ASCE Bridge Competition

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Atlas Tube recently sponsored an eight-member University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Steel Bridge Team at the 2013 Great Lakes Student Conference, hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Of the 18 competiting teams, the UIC Steel Bridge Team came in 7th place.

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Four Reasons the American Structural Steel Industry is Alive and Well

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All content is from the American Institute of Steel Construction

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Solar Forecast: Installations, Prices, Employment and the Future

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All information from SEIA/GTM Research “U.S. Solar Market Insight: Q1 2013” unless noted otherwise.

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Challenge Your Office to Go Green

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After attending a meeting hosted by our building management, Tishman Speyer, JMC Steel Group has to participate in the Green Office Challenge.  We’re excited to take part in the challenge in order to reduce energy, materials, and water consumption – and encourage other colleagues and peers to do the same. The Green Office Challenge is designed to help Chicago businesses and employees improve sustainability and demonstrate environmental leadership to help make Chicago an even better place to live and work.

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Top Commercial Brands are Solar Energy Customers

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Why are some of the largest and most cost efficient companies turning to solar for energy consumed by on-site facilities? It’s pretty simple; they want to continue to be the largest and most cost efficient companies. Iconic brands like WalMart, Costco, IKEA, Kohl’s, and Walgreens are synonymous with proficient management, low overhead and profitable business models. And now they’re deploying record level solar systems because they see a smart investment comprised of decreasing installation costs, innovative financing options, and the ability to stabilize future energy expenses.

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