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The Spirit of SteelDay
Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM.

SteelDay is all about giving people an inside look at the structural steel industry.


A two-minute video news segment aired this week on “Illinois Central,” a weekly program on WICS, the ABC affiliate in Springfield, Ill., that captures SteelDay’s spirit of learning and theme of “See What We Do” at Selvaggio Steel’s first-time SteelDay event in Springfield, Ill., this past September.



The video takes a look inside Selvaggio Steel’s fabrication facility and features interviews with SteelDay attendees as well as Mark Selvaggio, president of Selvaggio Steel, and AISC’s Upper Midwest Regional Engineer, Monica Shripka (pictured right — click on the image to link to the video).


It also highlights the importance of exposing students to the industry and its available career opportunities. Student attendee Jonathan Walker said, “I’m very happy with my experience here because I wouldn’t have known what they do. This is possibly something I could see myself doing in the near future.”


You can watch the video segment at (direct link to the video:


Selvaggio Steel’s event was one of more than 175 free events across the U.S. for the fourth annual SteelDay this past September. Hosted by AISC, its members and partners, SteelDay is the structural steel industry’s largest networking and educational event for the design and construction community and the public. More than 10,000 people attended this year.


To learn more about SteelDay, visit Next year’s national event is scheduled for October 4, 2013.


Selvaggio Steel is also fabricating more than two million lbs. of steel for the 132,000-sq.-ft Springfield Clinic 1st expansion in Springfield, Ill. All of the steel is being painted with pink protective coating in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To learn more about the project, see our news item from last month, here.

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