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What’s in a Name?
Posted by Kim Miller on April 22, 2009 at 12:12 PM.

In some cases, everything. Read this story from the Boston Globe about ironworkers at a Boston health-care jobsite going above and beyond the call of duty to bring some joy to young cancer patients at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 


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Steel in Space
Posted by Kim Miller on April 22, 2009 at 12:08 PM.

Attention welders: whether or not you’re a Star Trek fan, you’ll be happy to know that the first new Star Trek video image released in years is that of a welder working on the Enterprise. The epic moment took place in the teaser trailer for the new Star Trek movie, which hits theaters next month (the trailer debuted last year). And here’s the cool part: the welder in the trailer is played by a real-life welder. Click here for an interview with actor/welder Anthony Vitale at on how his welding background landed him the role.

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Truss Time
Posted by Kim Miller on April 22, 2009 at 12:05 PM.

Check out YouTube to watch the erection of a truss at the Palomar Medical Center West project in Escondido, Calif. The truss spans 105 ft and will support a green roof above the operating suites of the new hospital. The 750,000-sq.-ft project, fabricated and erected by AISC Member Herrick Corporation, will use 13,000 tons of structural steel. Click here to view video.


You can also search for “PMCWestVideos” at YouTube for more videos of the project.



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From Steel to Bees
Posted by Kim Miller on April 9, 2009 at 10:22 AM.

The former site of U.S. Steel South Works in Chicago is now home to a new industry: honey.


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