At LeJeune Steel Company (LSC), we’ve worked hard for the past seven decades to establish and maintain a reputation for excellence. Quality, safety, and high standards are priorities to us. To stay on the cutting edge of steel fabrication, we team up with the industry’s leading steel fabrication safety standards organizations. Their guidance and oversight help us maintain a commitment to our motto, “LeJeune Steel Fits.”
American Welding Society (AWS)
AWS is one of the granddaddies of the steel fabrication industry. This non-profit organization founded in 1919 works on the science, technology and applications of welding. The fabrication industry relies on the AWS qualifications and certification programs that put an important stamp of approval on welding related careers including inspectors, supervisors, welding engineers and fabricators. It also sets a basic code of standards for the industry.
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
This non-profit group engages some of the best and the brightest in the structural steel business to develop technical standards for the fabrication industry. Their certification program provides continuity among fabricators so engineers and customers know what’s expected on each project. In order to receive AISC certification, members must meet a grueling set of requirements and an extensive yearly audit. The goal is to make sure fabricators, engineers and customers are all on the same page and each project is standardized. LeJeune Steel Company provides a “Learn to Earn,” training program for its fabricators. They are mentored and trained to follow quality procedures that meet AISC certification standards.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Today’s construction projects include fascinating new materials and designs, which become increasingly challenging for fabricators. The ASTM – founded in 1898 – establishes standard specifications for the manufacture of rolled steel products and materials. Many factors affect the strength, applications and weld-ability of steel. That’s why it’s so important to establish standards and specifications to determine what will work safely with the design.
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)
A lot of steel gets used in bridge and railway construction, infrastructure and maintenance. The mission of AREMA – formed in 1997 – is to develop and advance both technical and practical knowledge about railway and bridge work in those areas. It also recommends best practices for companies working on railways and bridges.
Bridge construction is a mainstay for LeJeune Steel Company. The Canadian National Bridge Over Hall’s Creek, near Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada is among the more challenging projects the company has mastered. This specialty construction project required some of the largest steel pieces that LeJeune has ever fabricated.
Research Council on Structural Connections: Bolt Council (RCSC) –
This is a non-profit group that does research to determine the suitability, strength and behavior of various types of structural connections. It also investigates reliability and safety of these connections, like bolts. More than 85 leading experts in the field of structural steel connection design, engineering, fabrication, erection, and bolting, volunteer their skills and knowledge. They work to establish and publish standard practices for steel construction around the world.
LSC is one of the leading structural steel fabricators in the Midwest. More than 40,000 tons of steel comes out of our facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin each year. Providing uncompromised quality is among LSC’s core values. Partnering with these steel fabrication safety standards organizations helps keep LeJeune on top.
For more than 70 years, LeJeune Steel has been an industry leader in steel fabrication. Since 1944, we have grown to become one of the largest structural steel fabricators in the Midwest, with more than 40,000 tons of steel fabricated annually by our shops in Minnesota and Wisconsin.