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When to Rent vs. Buy Construction Equipment

When to Rent vs. Buy Construction Equipment

You’ve got a construction gig coming up and it is getting close to breaking ground, but before you do that, you need to figure out how to acquire your construction equipment. The most common choices—buying and renting—have their own advantages and disadvantages. Many...

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Coronavirus Impact on the U.S. Steel Industry

Coronavirus Impact on the U.S. Steel Industry

Early projections on steel markets in the United States predicted that the construction industry might see fluctuations, but that overall, the industry wouldn’t be hurt by fluctuating prices. And then COVID-19 swept the world. Now, the picture looks quite a bit...

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Commercial Construction Market Outlook in 2020

Commercial Construction Market Outlook in 2020

Contractors across the country are always worried about how the building industry is forecast to perform. They tend to see great windfalls when the economy is doing well, yet seem to be hit the hardest during a recession. Other industries can often see and prepare...

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Steel Market Outlook for 2020

Steel Market Outlook for 2020

It seems the steel market likely won't be as bad as initially predicted for 2020, at least not globally. AS reported by Fastmarkets AMM, the amount of steel use is expected to raise by 1.7% this year. That might not seem to be a large amount of growth compared to the...

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Concrete Equipment Repair and Maintenance Tips

Concrete Equipment Repair and Maintenance Tips

When your equipment seems to function just fine, it's pretty tempting to defer maintenance to save on your operational budget. But that's a lot like trying to defer employee paychecks to save on payroll. Eventually, your employees will stop working for you. Unless you...

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Planning for Projects in a Fluctuating Steel Market

Planning for Projects in a Fluctuating Steel Market

At Barnsco Texas, we pride ourselves on keeping customers aware of what’s going on in the steel market as it changes week-to-week and month-to-month. In an industry where everyone is working with commodities, some of the art is in the planning and positioning of each...

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2018 Rebar Price Outlook

2018 Rebar Price Outlook

As you well know, this has been a tumultuous year in regard to the fluctuations in raw material costs, primarily rebar. Barnsco Texas takes tremendous pride in the partnerships we have with our valued customers. And it’s our goal to provide the products and support...

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