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Engineering Schools, Jobs and Resources


Engineering is such a broad industry with so many different disciplines. So let's break it down a bit. In this blog we will discuss Engineering Schools, Disciplines, Job Opportunities as well as some specific everyday resources used by the DIS-TRAN Steel engineers.

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Tags: Engineering, engineering solutions, engineering resources

Better... What's your ONE word for 2017?


Okay, so I may be a little late for this post but I wanted to make sure it got posted. As I sat back and reflected on all that happened last year, I think about what I want for the new year. One word comes to mind, BETTER. I want to be better in everything I do and everything I am. This includes me as a Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Friend and Employee. We as individuals or as organizations don't always have to be the best but if we strive to be better than we were yesterday we will see true growth.

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Tags: quick response, customer service, engineering solutions

What Steel Structures Does Your Utility Project Need?


Anyone in the utility industry today knows the importance of high-quality products so preparing for any kind of project can be stressful. Structures, whether substation or transmission need to stand up to unpredictable weather and heavy wear and tear. We like to be nimble, adaptable, and fast when we design and fabricate new structures for our customers. Our engineers always design structures for customers with economics in mind, to ensure not just functionality but affordability. They will choose and combine standard shape steel structures and tapered tubular steel structures as they make the most sense for the project at hand.

So, let's break down these two types of structures into why and when they make the most sense and examples of steel structures for each.

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Tags: steel structures, tapered tubular steel poles, standard shape steel structures

DIS-TRAN Steel’s Quality Engineering Practices Ensure Towers Are Built to Last


On Dec. 14, 2009, the failure of a broadcast tower in Tulsa, Oklahoma had engineers scratching their heads. The chief engineer said when the guy wire was tested a few months earlier “everything seemed fine.”

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Tags: substation structures, transmission poles, Engineering

DIS-TRAN Steel Cuts Metal, Not Corners


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Tags: manufacturing, Buy America Act

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