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Students Explore Engineering Careers at Atlas Tube Event
Posted by Tasha Weiss on March 8, 2013 at 10:16 AM.

dfi-atlas-tube-student-day-12-2.jpgAtlas Tube (an AISC member), a division of JMC Steel Group, along with the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), hosted its annual Student Day last week at its Chicago manufacturing mill. Nearly 100 undergraduate engineering students from Purdue University and the University of Illinois at Chicago gathered at the mill for educational presentations and an inside look at steel manufacturing.


The event featured presentations by industry professionals on various civil and geotechnical engineering topics including steel chemistries, hollow structural sections (HSS), pipe piles and geotechnical engineering. Students were also able to network with the speakers and distribute their resumes for career and internship opportunities at JMC Steel Group and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). They also received a facility tour to see how 2,400 tons of steel is manufactured at Atlas Tube per day, with first-hand views of various structural steel shapes in production.


“With events like Student Day, and other educational initiatives geared toward the next generation of workers, we help to secure our industry’s future and equip engineering undergrads with the knowledge and skills they need to seamlessly integrate into the workforce,” said Chris Ragan, product manager of pipe and piling products for Atlas Tube. “Atlas Tube and JMC Steel Group are deeply committed to nurturing the next generation of professionals in our industry.”


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