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Yep.  We did it.  We spent a ton of time working on a website redesign to better showcase our services. We know not everyone is going to intuitively know to go check every nook and cranny of our site and Read more…


When was the last time you tried to learn a new skill, hobby or sport? Often times, when you begin it is challenging, but you end up growing as a person and enjoying that new hobby.  At Chicago Metal Rolled Read more…


Metal is the go-to material of choice when deciding on the type of construction/fabrication for many architectural and industrial applications. Its strength and malleability, or the material’s ability to be formed, lends itself well to be functional and aesthetically appealing. Read more…


Architecture, Construction, and Engineering are three of the most highly technical and collaborative professions you can pursue an education in today. The design and safety standards that are developed and continuously reviewed are some of the most widely respected standards Read more…


What is the difference between hot roll and cold roll material? Does it make a difference when rolling the material? A number of customers have asked this question so here is some information on both.


Square and rectangular hollow structural sections (commonly abbreviated as HSS), are crafted the same way as pipe and tube. The manufacturing process starts with a flat steel plate that is slowly formed into a round or rectangular shape.


Sometimes rolling jobs are so unique, the material must be produced at a mill months in advance for projects with drawings that have yet to be officially approved for fabrication.  Sometimes these jobs require collaboration between sales divisions across borders Read more…


Like the prices of oil, gas and many other metal commodities, global steel prices have been dropping since mid 2014—with the downhill slide speeding precipitously through the first quarter of 2015, reaching its lowest point since 2009, according to Market Read more…


A common question we are asked that at times can be difficult to answer immediately is, “Can you bend this?”  Many rolling houses are diversified to the point of bending everything– from something small, such as quarter-inch round bar or Read more…


One of the most common requests when working up bids for rolled plate segments or cylinders is to include weld preps in your scope of work. Welding preparation or weld prep for short is the process of readying the welding Read more…

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