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Since introducing iPads to the company five years ago, Rogers-O’Brien said it saved nearly 55,000 hours that employees would have been spent traveling to on-site trailers to check job documents that are frequently updated. In addition, by giving its operations staff access to real-time project documentation on mobile devices, the company said mistakes caused by employees working off outdated files were reduced, which saved an estimated 7% on costs for each project.
 
 
   
US Steel Corporation is surging Tuesday after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the steel and aluminum tariffs still apply to China. On Monday, President Donald Trump said $150 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports would be suspended. US Steel shares fell in anticipation the steel and aluminum tariffs were included.
 
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Next year's METALfab, which will be located in Indianapolis, Indiana, will feature the top-notch education, technology, and the amazing networking you expect. New in 2019 is the addition of the International Door Association (IDA). With NOMMA and AFA, this means a total of three association shows in one place. When you register for METALfab and include education, that means you can attend education sessions from all three associations! If these dates fall during Spring Break for your children, we’ll have plenty of suggested activities for your family, so bring them along!
 
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Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Since 2000, when the U.S. Congress passed legislation, all Americans are encouraged to pause for a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time. Thank you to all who have served and sacrificed for our country. The NOMMA office will be closed on Monday, May 28 to mark this holiday.
 
 
   
OSHA - many companies cringe when hearing those four letters, but the safety of you and your employees is very important. Ensuring that your company has procedures in place to comply with OSHA laws, as well as training employees on those procedures, are key. Training can be provided through several different avenues, such as your insurance company, a third party company, or a staff member who has been certified to train. Don’t take safety lightly, be sure to check your company’s policies and update them as needed. Make certain employees are trained and adhere to said policies. Not complying with OSHA guidelines could cause a hefty fine. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
 

NOMMA Board Meeting 
When: June 21-22
Where: Indianapolis, IN

NEF Fall Continuing Education

Host: Robert Thomas Iron Designs
When: October 5-6
Where: Charleston, SC
*Additional details to come!

 
Featured Top Job Contest Winners

Category L: Stairs Complete

(Commercial: Majority of the stair to be metal construction installed in commercial or public environment)

Featured Gold Winner: Grunau Metals, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
 
Description of project: This stair was designed to mimic medieval gothic style wrought iron architecture and was attached to the exterior of a castle-like turret. Key features were chosen through coordination between the design architect, GC, and fabricator. The final look was to incorporate minimal structure for a skeletal appearance while maintaining load calculations. To compensate for irregularities in the radius of the poured concrete foundation wall, the Grunau Metals team worked closely with the concrete contractor and obtained laser scanning of the cured wall after forms were removed. The Grunau Metals team then used the data with their own Trimble equipment to project points on our fabrication shop floor, engineering a steel turret, which dimensionally matched the concrete version on the field. They erected the entire stair structure based on the field data points collected. After fabrication, it was disassembled, shipped for galvanizing, and then re-assembled in sections at the job site. Not one piece required rework for erection.
 
Hours: approximately 1,500 hours
 
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The Create-A-Plan section of this website is a tool designed to help contractors and others responsible for job-site safety develop a written exposure control plan to protect workers engaged in work that produces respirable silica dust. This planning tool offers users the option of registering so that they can confidentially save the plans they create in a format that can be retrieved, edited, renamed and reused at a later date. Only the registered user has access to their saved plans. However, you do not need to register to use this tool to create a plan. If you do not register or login, you will still be able to create a plan that can be saved as a PDF, emailed and/or printed. It's as easy as 1-2-3...
 
 
   
Find out ways you can stay safe during the hot summer days with these Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses! • Stay Cool • Stay Hydrated • Stay Informed
 
 

 

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