Steelcon Files Patent for SIN Floor Composite Flooring System
and Expands Fabrication Capacity to Welland, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario (July 25, 2023) – Steelcon Group of Companies is pleased to announce expanded fabrication capacity with the addition of a manufacturing facility located in Welland, Ontario.
The newly acquired facility will add 112,750 square feet of manufacturing space to Steelcon’s roster of existing four facilities strategically located in Canada and the U.S., for a combined total of more than 712,750 square feet. Designed to house two of Steelcon’s four SIN Beam lines, fabrication at the new facility will primarily focus on SIN Beam and joist production, as well as Steelcon’s patent-pending SIN Floor composite flooring system.
Steelcon’s SIN Floor composite flooring system is unique in that it is a complete structural panel system, comprised of just three main parts: two cold-formed c-sections, a sinusoidally-corrugated deck, and a poured concrete topping. The c-sections act as beams and are continuously welded to the corrugated deck to create one homogenous steel panel. The panels arrive to site fully preassembled and are erected between other structural members. Once the poured concrete topping has cured, the panel acts in composite action to take advantage of the concrete’s compressive strength and the steel’s tensile strength.
“Steelcon’s SIN Floor system is an innovative design and material solution for clients who require the delivery of a cost effective, quality building, together with a reduced schedule,” says Steelcon Vice President of Engineering Derek Van Ee. “We’re working through the various testing and approval requirements and are excited to make this concept a reality very soon.”
As more and more clients come to us looking for creative solutions to manage budgetary and scheduling challenges, our Engineering Research and Development team continues to innovate new ways to help bring our client’s projects to life.
Production at the new Welland facility is set to begin in September 2023, and at peak capacity, Steelcon estimates the creation of up to 150 new, highly skilled manufacturing jobs.
About Steelcon Group of Companies:
Steelcon is a group of structural steel companies that design, fabricate, and build industrial, commercial, institutional, and multi-residential construction projects. With more than 712,000 square feet of production space across five facilities strategically located in Canada and the U.S., Steelcon is providing the most innovative, highly engineered, and cost-effective structural steel solutions across the continent.
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