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STEEL MARKET OUTLOOK FOR 2020

STEEL MARKET OUTLOOK FOR 2020

It seems the steel market likely won't be as bad as initially predicted for 2020, at least not globally. AS reported by Fastmarkets AMM, the amount of steel use is expected to raise by 1.7% this year. That might not seem to be a large amount of growth compared to the...

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COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION MARKET OUTLOOK IN 2020

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION MARKET OUTLOOK IN 2020

Contractors across the country are always worried about how the building industry is forecast to perform. They tend to see great windfalls when the economy is doing well, yet seem to be hit the hardest during a recession. Other industries can often see and prepare...

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CONCRETE EQUIPMENT REPAIR & MAINTENANCE TIPS

CONCRETE EQUIPMENT REPAIR & MAINTENANCE TIPS

When your equipment seems to function just fine, it's pretty tempting to defer maintenance to save on your operational budget. But that's a lot like trying to defer employee paychecks to save on payroll. Eventually, your employees will stop working for you. Unless you...

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PLANNING FOR PROJECTS IN A FLUCTUATING STEEL MARKET

PLANNING FOR PROJECTS IN A FLUCTUATING STEEL MARKET

At Barnsco Texas, we pride ourselves on keeping customers aware of what’s going on in the steel market as it changes week-to-week and month-to-month. In an industry where everyone is working with commodities, some of the art is in the planning and positioning of each...

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2018 REBAR PRICE OUTLOOK

2018 REBAR PRICE OUTLOOK

As you well know, this has been a tumultuous year in regard to the fluctuations in raw material costs, primarily rebar. Barnsco Texas takes tremendous pride in the partnerships we have with our valued customers. And it’s our goal to provide the products and support...

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HOW TO HANDPICK YOUR HAND TOOLS

HOW TO HANDPICK YOUR HAND TOOLS

When it comes to stocking your tool bucket with the right hand floats and trowels, there are several design features to keep in mind.  The surface material that comes in contact with the concrete should be the first consideration, then the length and width of the tool...

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