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.

American Institute of Steel Construction

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.

Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association

The MBCEA supports the professional advancement and development of metal building contractors and erectors and the metal buildings industry.

ISNetWorld RAVS Plus

ISNetworld RAVS Plus 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


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

ODOT Pre-Qualified Contractors EDGE (ODOT)

The Ohio Department of Transportation's listing of prequalified EDGE contractors.

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

The American Concrete Institute is advancing concrete knowledge by conducting seminars, managing certification programs, and publishing technical documents.

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)

The mission of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is to maximize the use of steel reinforcement in concrete in construction.

Kirby Building Systems

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

National Safety Council (NSC)

The National Safety Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nongovernmental public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.

Associated General Contractors of Michigan

AGC of Michigan serves the construction professionals of Michigan by fostering and strengthening the key values of skill, integrity and responsibility of those who build Michigan.

Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio (AGCNWO)

The Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio (AGCNWO) is a full-service trade membership organization dedicated to furthering the ever-changing agenda of commercial construction contractors, improving job site safety, expanding the use of cutting-edge technologies and techniques, and strengthening the dialogue between contractors and owners. AGCNWO represents nearly 350 firms employing over 12,000 professionals. AGCNWO members construct commercial and public buildings, airports, shopping centers, factories and industrial plants, schools, dams and flood control facilities roads and bridges, ports, public transit, underground facilities, water and wastewater treatment facilities, multifamily housing projects, military and defense related facilities, rail and transit facilities, tunnels, housing developments and mining operations.

Post Tensioning Institute (PTI)

The PTI represents a community of businesses and professionals dedicated to expanding quality post-tensioning applications.

Safety Council of Northwest Ohio (SCNWO)

The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio (SCNWO) is your resource for all safety, health and environmental issues.

Metal Buildings Institute

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.

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

The NFIB, a small business association, provides discounts, research, online forums, networking, state and federal lobbying for small businesses across the US.

American Welding Society

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.

National Association of Reinforcing Steel Contractors (NARSC)

Dedicated to supporting the interests of reinforcing steel and post-tensioning contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada.

EEO Certified

Companies that are certified as an Equal Employment Opportunity company.

International Union of Operating Engineers

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.

International Union of Millwrights

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.

Ironworkers Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT)

Expanding job opportunities for ironworkers and their contractors.

Ironworkers International

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers.

Ironworkers Local 25 (IW25)

Chartered on July 18, 1901, Iron Workers Local 25 took in Reinforced Iron Workers Local 426 and Riggers Local 575 several years ago, which helped make the local the largest in the International Union. There are currently about 2,500 active members.

Ironworkers Local 44 (IW44)

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.

Ironworkers Local 55 (IW55)

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.

Ironworkers Local 172 (IW172)

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.

Ironworkers Local 290 (IW290)

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.

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation provides medical and compensation benefits for work-related injuries, diseases and deaths.

Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

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.

I Build America

A movement to generate pride and respect for the construction industry and to recruit people into the industry as a rewarding and valuable career.

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Brian Chapman, Former Vice President, IPS

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metal building contractors & erectors association
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Michigan Dept of Transportation logo
ODOT Pre-Qualified Contractors EDGE and DBE (ODOT)
American Concrete Institute (ACI
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)
National Safety Council (NSC)
associated general contractors of america
Post Tensioning Institute (PTI)
Safety Council of Northwest Ohio (SCNWO)
metal buildings institute logo
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
american welding society logo
National Association of Reinforcing Steel Contractors (NARSC)
EEO logo
international union of operating engineer logo
united brotherhood of millwrights logo
Ironworkers Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT)
Ironworkers International
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Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

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