During structural steel fabrication, several pieces of steel are combined to form different structures of predefined sizes and shapes intended for assembly into buildings, industrial equipment, tools, and various other final products. Structural stress fabrication plays a vital role in nearly all sectors of today’s industry. Stainless steel is flexible and easily molded and formed into a wide range of designs. In comparison to wood, concrete, or aluminum steel is higher in density which makes it an excellent choice for manufacturing, construction, and building. Steel Industry is essential to almost every phase of modern life and also a powerful part of the economy. We can see some of the prominent trends related to the implementation of new and advanced technologies. Comprehensive, advanced machining technology is encouraging governments, manufacturers, and other businesses to rely on structural steel fabrication for their projects. Because its physical properties lend to maintaining healthy, sanitary conditions, stainless steel fabrication is a great method for the food services and food processing industries. We would like to discuss the significant advantages of choosing stainless steel for structural steel fabrication.


When considering all the benefits that stainless steel offers for structural fabrication projects, sustainability should be near the top of the list.

  • Structural steel made in the U.S. contains 93 percent recycled material, on average.
  • 98 percent of all structural steel is recycled into new products.
  • Steel loses none of its strength or other physical properties even after repeated recycling.
  • The steel-making process has a 95 percent water recycling rate with no external discharge.
  • The net consumption of water per ton of steel produced in a mere 70 gallons.

The steel industry has reduced its greenhouse emissions per ton by 45 percent since 1975. Building manufacturers and contractors generate minimal waste during fabrication and erection. All scrap is recyclable and can be resold. It is environmentally sustainable but economically sustainable as well.

The Safety Factor

Safety is the primary goal of any building; steel provides a majority of the safety benefits everyone expects when they enter a structure. Because stainless steel has non-reactive properties as a material, it has limited health and safety concerns. When built to code a steel structure will protect occupants and contents from fire, high winds, and heavy snow and ice during conditions that would burn, shatter or collapse a building constructed of concrete or wood. It can be easily cleaned and is resistant to mold. Structure steel fabrication is resistant to pests of all kinds especially termites. Steel has a very long life company can focus their financial resources on other projects rather than restoring and renovating.

It’s Economical

Structural steel fabrication involves complex fabrication equipment along with extensive experience, expertise, and skills to create the best structural steel products. This form of steel can be recycled and reused without reducing its qualities thus ensuring minimum wastage of steel. A reputable and professional steel fabricator can produce the required project materials in less time using quality equipment and applying their extensive knowledge and skills, proving to be economical as there is a reduction in labor costs. Its return on investment over time relates to its strength and reliability. Since steel is lighter but stronger than other building materials, less material is required.

It’s Durable

Structural steel fabrication products are durable, strong, and last for a long time. Structural Steel does not decay, is low maintenance, and requires little to no repair thus making it appealing to the construction and manufacturing industries as a cost-effective material. Structural steel products are reliable as they can withstand harsh weather conditions and natural calamities. By helping to prolong the life cycle of
structural fabrication, buildings, and bridges susceptible to corrosion are better served.

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About Palmer Tool

Palmer Tool completes critical jobs on-time and on-budget. Since 1966, Palmer has taken on jobs that other shops and contractors either didn’t want, or just couldn’t do. We can fabricate parts in our shops, visit you at your plant, or meet you at on-location (ie. logging, mining, construction, etc.). From the toughest repairs to the most complex new assembly, we’ve seen and done it all. Over the past 50+ years, Palmer has maintained our reputation as a trusted expert welder and fabricator of non-ferrous alloys in demanding applications (high pressure + high temperature chemical plants). Our hard-facing applications, and robust designs, have successfully extended the service life of countless industrial “extreme service” components, saving our clients money! Palmer Tool and Contractors provide on-call emergency services 24/7, because we understand that in manufacturing “the clock never stops”.