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3 Reasons Aluminum is Building America

The first major use of aluminum was in the construction of the Empire State Building in the 1930’s. Since then, aluminum has been recognized as both an energy efficient and sustainable building material, with 25 percent of all aluminum produced used in...

Aluminum: Every Day Uses – Part 2

In last month’s blog we discussed how the many unique traits of aluminum give the metal a special place in architecture. From high corrosion resistance, to high-strength and lightweight properties, this economical, eco-friendly metal can be rolled or molded into...

Aluminum: Every Day Uses – Part 1

Highly regarded for its durable and economic properties, aluminum has quickly become a major part of modern construction and architecture. A short and inexpensive manufacturing process saves companies time and money. With aluminum’s ability to be produced in sheets or...

3 Advantages of Using Aluminum in Construction

When considering starting a construction project, aluminum should be at the top of your list of materials. This versatile material serves many purposes, the most notable being its functional, aesthetic and ecological purposes, which prove to be extremely useful in...

3 Ways to Prevent Metal Corrosion

Corrosion, the gradual destruction of metal, is a natural process caused by a chemical reaction from the surrounding environment. Oxidation is the most common type of chemical reaction between iron and oxygen, which results in the rusting of metal surfaces. It’s also...

Uses for Copper in Building, Design and Architecture

As one of the first metals ever extracted and used by humans, copper has been a vital part of our civilization’s development and success. Copper’s ability to be easily stretched, molded and shaped is why we still continue to rely on it for a wide variety of...

4 Transportation Applications of Stainless Steel

With strength, durability and safety characteristics, stainless steel is a top choice of material for most forms of transportation. Whether you are seeking to fly, float or roll, stainless steel is an optimal choice for the manufacturing of most vessels or vehicles....