Source: Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Schaumburg, Ill.
Stainless Steel Fabrication is the latest addition to Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute certification programs. Candidate plants undergo a comprehensive and rigorous audit to demonstrate they have the personnel, organization, experience, procedures, knowledge, equipment, and commitment to provide quality products—meeting or exceeding industry and government agency expectations.
High performance reinforcement is used to control the damaging effects of corrosive environments due to chlorides from deicing compounds, marine spray or contamination and spillage from chemical processing in mining, petrochemical or other industrial environments. Company cites a growing trend among state, provincial and federal transportation engineers to specify stainless as it represents the most economically viable corrosion resistant reinforcing steel for chloride attack-prone concrete. Once a structure is built with stainless steel reinforcement, owners and operator stand to see a dramatic reduction in repairs over the service life cycle. Company ships fabricated rebar and reinforcing mats throughout the U.S. and Canada. — Salit Specialty Rebar, Buffalo, N.Y., 716/299-1990, www.stainlessrebar.com