Industrial Tube & Steel Donates Steel Tubing for the University of Akron’s Engineering Students’ Steel Bridge Competition

Industrial Tube & Steel Corporation donated steel tubing to the University of Akron engineering students at the 2012 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Student Steel Bridge Competition. The UA team ranked fifth overall in the national competition and first in the Ohio Valley Conference.

“We’re proud to continue our support of the University of Akron at this year’s National Steel Bridge Competition,” said Dick Siess, president of Industrial Tube & Steel. “It’s a great educational opportunity for the students that enables them to think outside of the classroom. We’re pleased to help again in granting them this opportunity and would like to congratulate them all.”

Industrial Tube & Steel donated all of the steel used by the UA’s team at this year’s competition and previous qualifying conference competitions. Industrial Tube & Steel has sponsored the UA team in the last six competition years by donating a variety of tubing sizes. Industrial Tube & Steel has donated a total of $18,000 of steel to the University of Akron.

Over forty-five teams competed this year from the U.S., Mexico, China, and Canada. Steel bridges constructed by the teams were tested in efficiency, economy, stiffness, display, lightness, and construction speed. 21 students participated on the University of Akron’s team. This year’s competition took place at the College of Engineering and Science, at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, on May 25 and 26, 2012.

About Industrial Tube & Steel

Industrial Tube and Steel Corporation serves the Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Kentucky markets with the highest quality tube and steel available. Since 1956, the company has been known for their expertise and service. ITS specializes in recommending the most suitable steel tubing sizes for each specific project and can custom cut to length. In addition to on-site, automated cutting and sawing, the company has a fleet of trucks for fast service and timely delivery. The company has two Ohio warehousing locations, their Kent headquarters and their Cincinnati sales and warehouse branch.