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Midwest Steel is a structural steel contractor that specializes in working with General Contractors, Construction Managers and Design Build professionals early in the design process for their projects.

Oftentimes, steel for a project is viewed as a commodity with limited options. Due to our extensive experience in the construction industry we believe there are always good, better, best options that vary greatly in terms of schedule and cost. When Midwest Steel is involved early in design we share this information so you can make wise decisions before thousands of dollars have been invested in design and changing the approach to project is no longer cost effective.

Modern builders are caught in a three-way squeeze of dwindling budgets, tight construction schedules, and community demands to conserve resources. Choosing the right structural steel contractor at the design stage of a project can satisfy all three of these requirements.


Lean Construction

Midwest Steel isn't just experienced in lean construction, the company actively embraces the "three opportunities" of lean construction. First, Midwest creates predictable workflow across the structural steel component of the project. Cutting edge Virtual Construction Modeling, Structural Steel Detailing, Steel Fabrication, Steel Erection and delivery schedules that coordinate with the rest of the site activity save time and money for all the trades and helps keep the project on time and on budget.

Second, Midwest focuses on the entire project as a production system. If something can be streamlined or combined with another contractor's work, they make the steel fit the workflow, not the other way around.

Finally, Midwest Steel embraces the "all for one, one for all" environment of lean construction. The project is the goal, not the turf of each individual contractor.


Sustainability and LEED

Sustainable "green" steel construction ultimately benefits the project. Reducing waste, recycling materials, and minimizing transport isn't just good for the environment, it is smart money.

Among the many benefits of structural steel it is an excellent choice as a green building material because of ease of recycling and reuse. Choosing the right structural steel is the number one contributor to minimizing the environmental effect of the project. Choosing the right steel contractor is the next important choice. Midwest Steel can help a project owner maximize the project's LEED rating by choosing and sourcing steel with the maximum recycled content value.


Design-Build

Lean construction and design-build are new names for an old concept. For 40 centuries, the "master builder" concept, where an expert takes a project from conception through design to execution, has been the accepted way of doing things. Our Design Assist services are here to make this a reality for you. University of Michigan Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI is great success story of Midwest Steel's early involvement.

By partnering with Midwest Steel, a design-build firm puts the structural steel portion of a project into the hands of an experienced firm that can incorporate their knowledge of engineering, detailing, fabrication and erection into the initial design. Our goal is to reduce the cost of the entire steel contract by reducing the costs in the field where everything costs the most. This approach greatly reduces the safety risks involved in major construction projects as well.

We have an outstanding safety record, solid financial capabilities including unlimited bonding capability and many positive testimonials from our valuable customers that have benefited from this approach. Midwest Steel's approach incorporates safety, accountability and success into every piece of steel.