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Steel Nation History

Founded in June 2008, Steel Nation began its roots in the design-build of coal preparation plants and bath houses, primarily throughout Appalachia, but also in Montana, Utah, and other Western states. Coal specialties included sound mitigation and air handling practices to ensure a safe environment for all personnel and neighboring communities.

With the drilling of the first Marcellus Well (The Renz Well) near Washington, PA, Steel Nation personnel were invited to tour the very first completed compression station. They discovered that the building was little more than a tin can with few sound attenuation components. The station was extremely loud, affecting neighboring farms, homes, schools, and businesses. Steel Nation realigned its business strategy to designing and building the safest, coolest, and quietest compressor stations in the energy marketplace.

Due to tremendous growth and a need to expedite the design and engineering of projects, in January 2016, Steel Nation created three synergistic divisions to better serve their clients:

  • Steel Nation Buildings – specializing in pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs)
  • Steel Nation Engineering – civil, electrical, mechanical PE dDesigns, permitting, and inspections
  • Steel Nation Environmental – erosion and sediment controls, site work, and fencing

Through diversification and the acquisition of new employees, Steel Nation has expanded its capabilities to serve emerging industries with an emphasis on water/wastewater and healthcare projects, where Steel Nation engineers have nearly 100 years of combined experience in these growing markets. Steel Nation Environmental was created via the purchase of a long-standing Landscape Supply Yard in Canonsburg, PA, located near the Steel Nation headquarters in Canonsburg (Southpointe), PA.

By mid-2017, Steel Nation has completed hundreds of successful new buildings, retrofits, and engineering projects.

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