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Zekelman Industries Participates in Jeans for Wishes

Jeans for Wishes 2015

Last week, employees at Zekelman Industries headquarters as well as our Wheatland and Atlas plants in Chicago participated in Make-A-Wish® Illinois’ Jeans for Wishes campaign and fundraiser. Surpassing our company goal, our employees collectively raised more than $1,000 to donate to Make-A-Wish® Illinois.

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3 Indicators of Construction’s Growth in 2015

construction employment
construction backlog index map of us
total construction CPIP
NonRes Construction CPIP

As predicated at the end of 2014, the construction industry is slated to grow during the next year (and beyond). With construction starts estimated to increase 9% from 2014 to $612 billion, we’ve already begun to see some indicators of this growth in areas such as employment, the construction backlog indicator and construction spending. 

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America's infrastructure: how bad is it really?

Structurally Deficient Bridges

Really bad, to put it simply...

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World Steel Association’s #steeltalks Twitter Debate Recap

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the World Steel Association presented a Twitter debate, #steeltalks, focused on steel and its role in creating a more sustainable world. With more than 250 participants in the debate, the topic made for interesting debate and conversation among industry professionals.

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4 Challenges of Manufacturing Made in America Products

Over the past several years, there has been a surge in American-made products. As a country, we shipped production and jobs overseas where cheap labor resulted in higher profit margins for many companies. Thankfully, we have begun to usher production back into the United States, which has resulted in a resurgence in the number of products made and manufactured right here on American soil.

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