June 26, 2012
Industrial Tube & Steel Corp., Kent, Ohio, donated steel tubing to the University of Akron engineering students at the 2012 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Student Steel Bridge Competition. The UA team ranked fifth overall in the national competition and first in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Industrial Tube & Steel donated all of the steel used by the UA's team at this year’s competition and previous qualifying conference competitions. The company has sponsored the UA team in the last six competition years by donating a variety of tubing sizes, donating a total of $18,000 worth of steel to the university.
More than 45 teams competed this year from the U.S., Mexico, China, and Canada. Steel bridges constructed by the teams were tested for efficiency, economy, stiffness, display, lightness, and construction speed.