Structural Steel Fabricators: Building America


Structural steel fabricators have played a pivotal role in the development and growth of the United States, shaping the nation’s infrastructure, economy, and industrial sectors. The skills of these professionals stand out in industrial facilities, from generating power to manufacturing diverse products. Equally, their contributions are evident in commercial markets and infrastructures like the skyscrapers that define iconic city horizons. The work of structural steel fabricators is apparent in nearly every facet of American life.

The history of structural steel fabrication in America dates back to the 19th century with the advent of the Industrial Revolution. The Bessemer process, introduced in the 1850s, revolutionized steel production by significantly reducing costs and increasing production speed. This innovation paved the way for the widespread use of steel in the construction industry.

Structural steel fabricators are central to America’s economic development. As of 2023, the North American structural steel fabrication market size was 47.32 billion [1]. The industry supports millions of jobs, both directly and indirectly, and contributes significantly to the GDP. Fabricated structural steel is used in commercial, manufacturing, and industrial sectors. We are the backbone of power generation, energy, industrial manufacturing, infrastructure, and the buildings where we work and live.

The steel fabrication industry has continually evolved with technological advancements. Computer-aided design (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), and computer numerical control (CNC) machines have revolutionized the precision and efficiency of structural steel fabrication. These technologies allow for more complex designs, greater accuracy, and faster production times. Modern fabrication techniques have improved the quality of the final product while reducing waste and environmental impact.

Looking forward, structural steel fabricators are poised to remain integral to America’s growth and innovation. The ongoing push for sustainable development is leading to new uses of steel in green construction and renewable energy projects. As part of various federal initiatives, the modernization of infrastructure will also drive demand for steel fabrication services.

Structural steel fabricators have been and will continue to be vital in making and remaking the United States. Our contributions to the economy and national independence highlight our importance in the nation’s past, present, and future. Through continuous innovation and adaptation, structural steel fabricators will continue to play an important role in shaping America’s landscape and ensuring its progress.

Southeastern is grateful to have contributed to the making of America for over fifty years. We provide a wide range of structural steel fabrication products for industrial applications. Our 82,000-square-foot facility allows us to fabricate structural steel, access steel, miscellaneous steel, and steel modular products for our customers at the highest quality. Request your quote today!



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