Nestled in the picturesque region of Otago on the South Island of New Zealand, the Clutha Gold Cycling & Walking Trail has become a beloved destination for both locals and tourists. Thanks to Calder Stewart this trail, renowned for its diverse and stunning landscapes, now features a series of weathering steel pedestrian bridges on the section between Milton and Waihola. We’re proud to have supplied the weathering steel material and Cor-Match welding wire for a project that not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the trail but also showcases innovative engineering suited to the local environment.

In the realm of structural engineering and material sciences, the pursuit of strength and durability is unceasing. SSAB, a global leader in high-strength steel, has been at the forefront of this quest, consistently pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Their latest stride in this journey comes with the upgrade of their renowned Strenx® 100XF steel to the even stronger Strenx® 110XF. This advancement marks a significant milestone in the world of high-performance materials, promising enhanced capabilities and broader applications across various industries.

Back in 2018, GE Johnson broke ground on a $141 million project aiming to bring a modernized healthcare experience to the residents and visitors of Vail Valley. Denver-based Davis Partnership Architects designed the expansion of Vail Health Hospital to include a new lobby, plaza, emergency department, and five levels of underground parking on the north side of the building, allowing ambulance and visitor traffic to be redirected away from a major pedestrian and tourist road in the center of Vail. While the project was expansive, you can’t miss the striking, modern, but rustic look of the building’s exterior that now features weathering steel paneling. 

Staying at the forefront of industry advancements is not just a commitment–it's a necessity. The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) has taken a pioneering step towards excellence with its recently published Uncoated Weathering Steel Reference Guide. As a trusted supplier of high strength and high strength weathering steels, we recognize the significance of this comprehensive guide and its potential to revolutionize the way our customers approach uncoated weathering steel.

By: Jackie Edwards, Landscape Designer Ever considered that a material used by builders could also strike an artist's fancy? This is where corten steel--a unique alloy, steps in, breezily smashing such boundaries. Renowned for its remarkable resistance to corrosion, it continues to be an artist's ally for outdoor installations, handling Mother Nature's mood swings in stride.  No need for pampering or high maintenance--corten steel's protective patina layer embraces the wrath of weather, regenerating itself like a phoenix rising from the ashes, ensuring the aesthetics of your home or business exterior remain untouched. 

While corten steel, also known as weathering steel, was used primarily in the rail industry in its early days, it quickly found its way into a variety of industrial applications. In fact, in the beginnings of Central Steel Service, industrial applications were the primary end-use of corten steel. The unique properties of corten steel offer an enhancement to industrial product life cycles over the standard A36 grade used by many in the industry.