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PVS – Making “New Connections”

PVS Structures is making “new connections” with Omaha’s most distinguished construction firms while fabricating HDR’s new World Headquarters, in Omaha’s Aksarben Village.

Northern Plains Finishing Installs New Ionics Booth

Northern Plains Steel Finishing Company has recently completed the installation a third Colmet/Parker Ionics Powder Coating Spray Booth to allow us to do instant change color without interrupting current production levels.

Paxton & Vierling Steel Creates Girder Set

Girders for Hawkins Construction Company. Picture was taken immediately after erection, and readying safety cables. Note that the safety cable posts are custom engineered by HCC and coordinated with PVS for anchoring. HCC + PVS = Quality + Safety, and ahead of schedule!

Owen Industries Apprentice Program

Carter Lake, Iowa-based Owen Industries (an AISC member) is now an official registered apprenticeship sponsor and offers a three-year, competency-based welder apprenticeship program

PVS Structures Ships 114 Foot TPG!

Owen Industries/PVS Structures ships a bridge girder for Iowa Interstate Railroad, to the project site in Des Moines. This TPG weighs 80,000 pounds and is 114’ long!...

PVS Structures Ships 69′ Beam Span

Take a look at what was shipped today!  PVS Structures fabricates and delivers another bridge for the local Class 1 Railroad.  The bridge pictured is 69 feet long.  It will ship out in 2 oversized sections and weighs approximately 100 Ton.  Did you know that PVS...

Retirement Interview with MVS Metals Shari B.

Shari Blackburn started with Missouri Valley Steel sale team in December 1994. She transitioned to the purchasing department and will be retiring in June 2017 after almost 23 year of service. We interviewed Shari on her experience with MVS. Owen Industries: What did...

Owen Industries Welding Apprentice Program

Owen Industries Welder Apprentice Program Apprentice Interview: Brad Dittman Carter Lake, Iowa-based Owen Industries (an AISC member) is now an official registered apprenticeship sponsor and offers a three-year, competency-based welder apprenticeship program. In...

Owen Industries Welding Apprentice Program

Carter Lake, Iowa-based Owen Industries (an AISC member) is now an official registered apprenticeship sponsor and offers a three-year, competency-based welder apprenticeship program. In August the company began an interview and selection process, seeking four welder...

Owen Industries Apprentice Program

Owen Industries Welder Apprentice Program Carter Lake, Iowa-based Owen Industries (an AISC member) is now an official registered apprenticeship sponsor and offers a three-year, competency-based welder apprenticeship program. In August the company began an interview...

Sustainable Structural Steel

Steel, by virtue of its high recycled content and capacity for reuse, is the ideal structural Steel for projects seeking to meet sustainable goals. Since the creation of the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) rating system by the United States Green...

Owen Industries “Living Legends” Bill Hollis

Bill Hollis worked for Owen Industries from August 1970 to August 2015. We interviewed Bill on his 45 years of service. Owen Industries: What did you value most about your experience working at Owen Industries during the many years of your tenure? Bill Hollis: Knowing...

Redbud Heavy Gauge Stretcher Leveler

Our Red Bud machine which is the finest heavy gauge stretcher leveler in the industry.  It stretches material beyond its yield point to remove stresses introduced at the mill, including coil set, crossbow, edge wave and center-buckle, so your lasers and other...

Custom Non-Slip Floor Plates

Why spend lots of money and wait several weeks on proprietary catalog items when all you need is a simple non-slip surface? PVS Metals can create, and customize, a variety of patterns and depths, for your individual product needs. In some cases we can turn your...

Signs for Walter Scott Jr. Campus

PVS worked with the Kiewit Building Groups "Special Projects Division" to produce landmark signs for the new Walter Scott Jr. Campus on the University of Nebraska-Omaha grounds. The project was completed weeks before scheduled partially due to our precise water-jet...

37th Annual Bridge Day

Saturday, October 15th marked the 37th Annual BRIDGE DAY!  PVS Structures is proud to be a part of and celebrate our bridge accomplishments! PVS Structures partnered with a Class 1 Railroad to fabricate a new bridge under emergency response conditions; dispatching...

Steel Day

We are excited to announce that Nebraska has formally recognized Steel Day! Celebrations are Nationwide and promote industry changes and trends that affect detailers, fabricators and engineers. This is an exciting day and we look forward to celebrating what we do...

100 Year Old Businesses

A big shout out to AISC for their great article recognizing old businesses! Read the article here!  

Back to Back… This Year’s Bechtel Award

Company Honored for its Commitment to Excellence and Quality   Carter Lake, IA — Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. (PVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Owen Industries, was recognized for outstanding work on projects by Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental...

A look back to last year’s Bechtel award…

Last year, PVS was recognized for outstanding work on projects by Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit at the Bechtel Subcontractor and Supplier Recognition awards. The awards recognize subcontractors and suppliers who supported...

Lighting Up the Night…

With a fresh new look, a fresh new website, it's time we added some new fixtures! Check out the slide show below for a couple of the new enhancements around PVS-Metals.  This is just a teaser, more of our new metals center yet to come...     Delivery day for...

A State Representative Comes to Visit…

Last week, we had the fantastic pleasure of having Iowa’s United States Representative David Young come to our shop and take a tour.  He was able to see both our Structures Division and our Metal Service Center across the street.  It was wonderful meeting him and to...

The Opera Comes to PVS…

Last week, Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. was the venue of choice for Opera Omaha's 2016 gala.  With a few cosmetic tweaks, professional lighting, tables, chairs, and a whole bunch of talent, our North Bay was transformed into a thing of beauty.  The industrial look...

Radio personalities learn to weld

Todd and Tyler of The Todd-N-Tyler Radio Empire recently broadcast live from PVS Metals in Carter Lake. While in-house, the two gave welding a try.

Pancake Man serves it up hot

The Pancake Man served up fresh and fluffy pancakes to the PVS crew, demonstrating his flair for the dramatic behind the grill.

Same Company, Fresh New Look

We are proud to announce a subtle but significant change to our logo and naming convention.  Founded as Paxton & Vierling Iron Works in 1885, and focused primarily on our foundry and structural products, the company eventually rebranded as Paxton & Vierling...

The Slagger cuts in

Modern Metals commends the Slagger cutting table, a Missouri Valley Steel invention.