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Mexico City Construction- On the Comeback Trail

Posted by Don Ascione on June 24, 2015

There's no denying that there was a serious slowdown in the construction industry in Mexico City around 2012 and 2013. General economic lethargy had a huge impact on construction, as both commercial and residential consumers worried about their financial futures. The end result was a Mexico City construction industry that contracted for 9 straight months in 2013 with an overall loss of 4.5%.

 As it turns out, it truly was the darkest before the dawn, as 2014 saw steady growth and the 4th quarter of last year saw Mexico's economy grow at its largest rate in two years. The GDP climbed 2.6% from 2013 to 2014, and most experts are predicting a breakout construction year in 2015.

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Topics: international sales, stainless steel, construction metals, construction, Mexico

The Construction Boom in Florida

Posted by Adam Ascione on April 10, 2015

After collapsing under the weight of the last great recession, the building trades in Florida are coming back strong. Construction activity is high across the entire state, with projects in South Florida leading the way. The current building boom is putting skilled workers back on the job. Furthermore, the type of building is spread between residential construction (37%) and commercial, educational and institutional buildings (15%).

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Topics: aluminum, carbon steel, construction, copper

Common Metals in the Construction Industry

Posted by Adam Ascione on March 2, 2015

Chosen for their durability, strength and resistance to weather, metals used in the construction industry serve a wide range of functions. The most common of them are carbon steel, aluminum, copper tubing and stainless steel, which each have their particular qualities and ideal uses. As a whole, however, these metals are ubiquitous in the world of buildings and architecture, in applications both small and large.

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Topics: construction metals, construction

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