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Metal Construction Forecasts and Trends

Metal Construction Forecasts and Trends

industry news The metal industry is growing, but there are still a few cracks in the foundation. While growth is on the rise, so is a shortage of skilled laborers. But the real change came with the wildfires, floods, and hurricanes that rocked America in the past two...
How Do Steel Houses Hold Up Against Severe Weather?

How Do Steel Houses Hold Up Against Severe Weather?

Blog Storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, and firestorms are all devastating forms of severe weather that could destroy your home, even ripping off the roof or blowing out the windows. With the threat of severe weather conditions looming, how can steel hold up...
Steel Industry Headlines

Steel Industry Headlines

Blog Chinese Steel Tariffs Now Impacting the Beer Industry When it comes to the craft beer industry, most people pay little to no attention to where the actual kegs containing the beer come from. In Texas, the ongoing trade war between the United States and China has...
A Beginner’s Guide to Welding Fabrication

A Beginner’s Guide to Welding Fabrication

Have you ever had a dream to make your own mailbox or refurbish your car from home? Welding and fabrication, contrary to popular belief, isn’t rocket science, and anyone with the desire can get started right away. With a little guidance, you can weld and...
How to Prevent Condensation in Steel Buildings

How to Prevent Condensation in Steel Buildings

Condensation is the result of too much moisture in the air. The warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold before condensation forms. You would think that a hot climate like North Texas wouldn’t get too much excess moisture, but many things can cause condensation...
Steel Industry News: August 2019

Steel Industry News: August 2019

The Short Iron Store, your source for construction and metalworking supplies in Fort Worth, is back with a new batch of headlines from the steel industry. In this August 2019 roundup, we see a bright future for the steel and iron casting market; the possibility that...
MIG vs TIG: What’s the Difference?

MIG vs TIG: What’s the Difference?

There are many different welding types to best suit different project needs. Two of the most popular welding techniques today are MIG (Metal Inert Gas) and TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas). What’s the difference between these two? That’s what we’re going to look at, starting...