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In The AISC News….A New Director

In addition, the board welcomes a new director, Tyler R. Owen, general manager of Paxton & Vierling Steel, Structures Division, and president of Owen Industries Inc., Carter Lake, Iowa. All were elected to serve two-year terms at AISC’s annual meeting in September in Chicago.

PVS Nuclear Team

PVS nuclear team celebrating the delivery of the last C8 trunk on Oct 17th.

More Slagger news……

Owen Industries is excited to be a partner with Kemper for European distribution and production of the Slagger table. Shown at the Kemper booth during the Schweissen-Schneiden show in Dusseldorf, Germany is a small, single blade unit — many thanks to all of you who inquired about the system.

Topping Out!

The HDR Topping out ceremony was earlier this week, with the final beam erecting yesterday

Touting Tubes and Taking Terms – Tube Steel

Hollow Structural Sections (HSS), Tube Steel, Structural Tubing and Steel Pipe, just to name a few, are all commonly used terms in the Steel Industry. While it may have many names, and a million times as many uses, there is one thing for certain: We would be lost without it.

Kicking it into High Gear with Lapping Carriers

Gears: A Stable of Manufacturing Lapping Carrier Gears have long been a staple in the building blocks of human civilization. Our early ancestors used wind and water power with a combination of gears to grind grains, seeds, nuts and beans into flour. They used gears to...

Owen Industries Welcomes Delta

Owen Industries welcomes Delta. Owen Industries met Delta recently. Delta is the new Carter Lake Police Departments K-9 Officer.

Fundamentals of Forming at PVS Metals

Fundamentals of Forming class for PVS metals brake operators covers safety aspects of brakes, programing of new parts, corrections and machine adjustments…..

Through Plate Girder – TPG

PVS Structures was selected to fabricate a Through Plate Girder (TPG) Span, 114’ in length for Iowa Interstate Railroad. Steel fabrication was in accordance with AREMA and AISC specifications.

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...