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Steel Shots: The Welder
Posted by Tasha Weiss on May 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM.


The winning steel sculpture in AISC’s first-ever SteelDay Sculpture Competition — “The Welder” — submitted by Cody Builders Supply, Austin, Texas. Photo: AISC


Last year, SteelDay introduced a creative element to its national program. The SteelDay Sculpture Competition challenged AISC Full and Associate Members to build an innovative steel sculpture to be displayed on SteelDay as well as this year’s NASCC in Dallas, where the winner was voted on by conference attendees.


Eight sculptures were entered into the competition. The winning sculpture was “The Welder,” submitted by Cody Builders Supply, an AISC member fabricator in Austin, Texas. Weighing in at 140 lbs and made mostly of 1/4-in.-thick plate, the sculpture pushed the size limit for the competition and is exactly 2 ft tall (and just look at that detailing work!).


You can view all eight entrants at SteelDay’s Facebook page. The Welder will also be featured in the June issue of MSC, available June 1.


This year’s SteelDay is set for September 28, and will once again offer the opportunity to display your works of steel! Information on this year’s events can be found at, where continuous updates will be provided as plans are rolled out. Interested in hosting an event this year? Contact AISC’s Maria Blood at

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