June 3, 2011
The Steel Tube Institute of North America (STINA), Chicago, has launched an industrywide hollow structural section (HSS) product certification program. Called the STINA Certified Producer Program, it is designed to provide assurance that HSS identified with the Certified Producer’s Mark has been manufactured by producers that meet nationally recognized manufacturing standards and have passed the program's audits and product testing.
A structural steel tubing Certified Producer Program procedural guide, distributed to STINA's HSS Committee members, covers the rules and guidelines of the program, including program eligibility, the application and qualification process, and procedures for verification.
The volunteer program is administered by Intertek.
STINA serves producers of steel tube and pipe and companies that supply raw materials, equipment, and support services.