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Apr 3, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: laura

Located on the campus of High Point University in High Point, N.C., the 46,000-sq.-ft, $13.4 million, two-story structure is long and slender, but features multiple openings between the first and second floors, as well as a large, open dome. Combining traditional Georgian architecture with an innovative structural steel framing system, it incorporates meeting, classroom and study spaces.

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May 4, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: laura

Chicago Metal Rolled Products (CMRP) recently expanded its capabilities with the addition of heat induction bending.  Induction bending allows CMRP to bend square and rectangular pipe and tubes, as well as other structural shapes, to tight radii with minimal deformation or distortion to the material.

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Apr 8, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: laura

A seven-year, multi-building expansion to Loyola University Chicago included a modern greenhouse that links old and new construction on its urban North Shore Campus.  36 tons of HSS was curved to various radiuses from 250ft to 12ft.

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Dec 10, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: laura

It is the constant talk among shop managers:  finding skilled employees can be a frustrating challenge.  What do these people need to be successful?  Communication.  And we are not talking about just "talking".  People can talk all day long and not learn a thing.

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Dec 6, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: ginny

This past spring, ASTM A1085-13 was released, offering several improvements to the requirements of ASTM A500 for the production of HSS.  If an engineer chooses to use this new material, there are some thingsto think about if this steel material is to be curved.

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Oct 31, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: ginny

The July 2013 issue of Modern Steel Construction features the article "Reading Between the Lines" about the new East Boston Public Library.  Chicago Metal Rolled Products provided the curved steel which features prominently in the nearly 15,000 square foot library.

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Oct 27, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: ginny

The recently completed expansion of the Mineta San Jose Airport Terminal B and Concourse project required the fabrication and erection of 420 tons of curved steel to provide the distinctive curvilinear shapes of the terminal and concourse structures.

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May 1, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: ginny

Chicago Metal Rolled Products proudly provided 133 tons of curved steel pipe for the 2012 IDEAS2 Merit Award winning project: Great American Tower at Queen City Square Roof-Top Tiara, Cincinnati, Ohio.  The 13-story Tiara (modeled after Princess Diana's crown) brings the height of the building to 665 feet, making it Cincinnati's tallest building.

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Apr 29, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: ginny

Bender-roller George Wendt strives for gold in the swimming pool and the curved steel industry.

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Feb 15, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: ginny
Training your workforce for peak performance.
Oct 4, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: ginny

Read here to learn the determining factors of minimum bending radius for steel tubes, pipes, beams, bars, angles, tees and channels.

Oct 1, 2009
Category: General
Posted by: admin

In an article published in AISC's Modern Steel Construction magazine, high quality tube bending helped create spectacular effects while achieving significant cost savings. The combination of Chicago Metal's tube bending and an innovative translucent covering created a hub for a revitalized downtown Kansas City.

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Sep 1, 2009
Category: General
Posted by: admin

Years before completion of Chicago's amazing Millennium Park, Chicago Metal was consulted regarding bending pipes for a massive trellis designed by Frank Gehry.

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Mar 1, 2009
Category: General
Posted by: admin

This 2009 article in Engineering News Record (ENR) explains how Chicago Metal--by bending pipes 16 inch in diameter--helped create a doubly curved transparent curtain wall for Sprint Center in Kansas City.

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Jul 1, 2008
Category: General
Posted by: admin

When it comes to bending pipes, Chicago Metal excels as can be seen in the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City.

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Jan 1, 2008
Category: General
Posted by: admin

This press release details Chicago Metal's plate rolling contribution to the Nichols Bridgeway which connects Millennium Park to the Art Institute of Chicago

May 1, 2006
Category: General
Posted by: admin

Whether it's bending pipes, beam bending or bending any other structural steel member, consultation with Chicago Metal Rolled Products early in a project can save time and money. This article from AISC's Modern Steel Construction magazine, provides evidence that you should want Chicago Metal on your team.

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Feb 1, 2006
Category: General
Posted by: admin

In a city brimming with daring architecture, Millennium Park injects new meaning into urban innovation.

The centerpiece of a $475 million redevelopment project is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the boldly expressive concert venue that is reminiscent of architect Frank Gehry's groundbreaking Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Of the 11,000 people in a capacity crowd, it might be the 4,000 in the actual seats who get the short end of the deal. The other 7,000 can stretch out on the pavilion's Great Lawn under the distinctive trellis of interwoven structural steel tubing.

May 1, 2005
Category: General
Posted by: admin

This 2001 article about Chicago Metal published in FMA's (Fabricator and Manufacturers Association) Fabricator magazine recounts the company's vision of becoming a world leader in beam bending, tube bending, and the bending of other stuctural steel members.

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Mar 1, 2005
Category: General
Posted by: admin

This response to an article in the Chicago Sun Times highlights Chicago Metal's tube bending for McDonald's arches and bending pipes for Millennium Park.

Feb 1, 2005
Category: General
Posted by: admin

This 2005 article in The Fabricator magazine of NOMMA (National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metal Association) recounts how Chicago Metal's growth in tube bending and pipe bending required expansion to another plant in Kansas City. Included in the highlights is the company's tube bending for the largest McDonald's arches.

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