Association & Links
Foundation Steel is a world leader in structural and reinforcement steel products, and we’ve built that success with the help of our rich and vibrant community of partners, associations, and trade groups.
Below are some important industry links:
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification is the most widely recognized and respected national certification in the U.S. for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs). Being certified as a woman-owned diverse supplier can open up opportunities previously inaccessible to your business.
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Owned Business
To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting program. These contracts are for specific industries where WOSBs are underrepresented. Some contracts are restricted further to economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). Joining the WOSB Federal Contracting Program makes a business eligible to compete for federal contracts set aside for the program. Firms can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs they qualify for.
The EDGE program is designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged businesses in obtaining state government contracts in the following areas: construction, architecture, and engineering; professional services; goods and services; and information technology services. The State of Ohio developed the program because it recognizes the need to encourage, nurture, and support the growth of economically and socially disadvantaged businesses to foster their development and increase the number of qualified competitors in the marketplace.
Structure Construction Section provides statewide construction support to department projects with structural elements including, but not limited to, bridges, retaining walls, and sign and lighting support structures. Structures Construction also provides statewide support in the areas of advanced structural analysis, structure instrumentation, vibration monitoring, coatings and other material evaluations, and is responsible for implementing MDOT’s quality assurance program for fabrication of steel and concrete structural elements
ISNetworld is an online contractor and supplier management platform of data-driven products and services that help manage risk and strengthen relationships. ISNetworld helps reduce unnecessary duplication associated with traditional qualification processes
The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of more than 1,400 members from 46 nations. Our members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting and crane and rigging operations, manufacturing, and rental.
Listed as Spider Enterprises. The Ohio Department of Transportation's listing of prequalified EDGE contractors.
The American Institute of Steel Construction is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association for the use of structural steel in the construction industry of the United States.
The American Concrete Institute is advancing concrete knowledge by conducting seminars, managing certification programs, and publishing technical documents.
The mission of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is to maximize the use of steel reinforcement in concrete in construction.
Kirby Building Systems is an industry-leading manufacturer of custom-engineered, high-quality, and cost-effective metal building systems. With a tradition of excellence and industry experience dating back over 60 years, we provide custom metal building systems used for a wide range of building types including commercial, industrial, institutional, recreational, aviation, and many other specialty metal building applications. With a strong Authorized Builder network, our construction experts have the skills necessary to deliver top-quality projects that fit the unique applications for our customers. Learn more about the benefits of a Kirby metal building. **We are an authorized seller & builder for Kirby Building Systems
The MBCEA supports the professional advancement and development of metal building contractors and erectors and the metal buildings industry.
The National Safety Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nongovernmental public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters
The PTI represents a community of businesses and professionals dedicated to expanding quality post-tensioning applications.
The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio (SCNWO) is your resource for all safety, health and environmental issues.
MBI’s primary goal is to improve the quality of in-place metal building construction by providing education and training programs to metal building contractors, erectors, and students in construction programs for the direct benefit of specifiers, designers, and owners.
The NFIB, a small business association, provides discounts, research, online forums, networking, state and federal lobbying for small businesses across the US.
The American Welding Society was founded in 1919 as a non-profit organization to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.
Dedicated to supporting the interests of reinforcing steel and post-tensioning contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Companies that are certified as an Equal Employment Opportunity company.
The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a progressive, diversified trade union that primarily represents operating engineers, who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors in the construction industry, and stationary engineers, who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes, and in the service industries.
Millwrights install, maintain, diagnose, and repair equipment such as compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, monorails, and extruders. UBC millwrights can be found performing mission-critical work at coal, gas, nuclear, and alternative-energy power plants. Their skills are also vital in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, food processing, and pharmaceuticals.
Expanding job opportunities for ironworkers and their contractors.
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers.
Local 17 continues its long tradition of building the region from erecting the steel for office buildings and bridges to serving the various manufacturing plants and mills. For over 100 years Ironworkers Local No.17 has been dedicated to the growth of Northeast Ohio. Members of Local 17 can be found all over the area installing reinforcing steel for concrete structures, erecting structural steel (bridges and buildings), assembling window walls (curtain walls), doing industrial maintenance (steel mills, auto plants, and powerhouses), and volunteering for civic causes. You may be familiar with some of the work we’ve done on Cleveland landmarks such as the Detroit-Superior Bridge, Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, Innerbelt Bridge, First Merit Convention Center of Cleveland, Hilton Hotel, various sports venues, Goodyear Headquarters (Akron Ohio) and Key Bank building.
For more than 100 years, Ironworkers of Local 44 have worked hard to be the most skilled, the most productive, and the safest at what they do. People who want quality choose Local 44 for workmanship that stands the test of time. People who want quality choose Local 44 because they want a project done right the first time.
Iron Workers Local 55 is comprised of more than 1,000 of the most highly skilled and trained construction professionals throughout Northwest Ohio. We have been serving our contractors and eighteen counties with quality work for 100 years, continuously improving our industry by aggressively training the next generation of construction apprentices and upgrading the skills of our current craftsmen through our state-of-the-art training facility. We strive to keep current with technology for excellent service and safety at the worksite for our members.
Iron Workers Local 172 was chartered on June 7, 1915, in Columbus, Ohio’s Capital City. Since its founding, members of Iron Workers Local 172 have erected the signature structures of the city’s skyline. They have built the iconic centers of commerce, competition, and entertainment – including historic Ohio Stadium and St. John Arena. They have constructed the infrastructure that made Columbus one of America’s most populous and attractive metropolitan centers.
Iron Workers Local 290 is one of the greatest skilled trade unions across North America. Since 1919 Local 290 has proudly served the industry and the community in Ohio and parts of Indiana. Over the years Local 290 has encountered its fair share of triumphs and tragedies. Through the good times and the bad, Iron Workers Local 290 remains as strong as ever in meeting and exceeding the needs of our contractors. The same traditions of hard work, fair pay, and strong leadership that built the modern infrastructure of the 20th century continue on today. Our members continue to go above and beyond for each other and often taking additional training to stay abreast of the most up-to-date safety standards.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation provides medical and compensation benefits for work-related injuries, diseases and deaths.
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce provides the buying power, business expertise, connections and advocacy necessary for your business, and our community, to succeed in the New Manufacturing Economy.