SSR Stainless Steel Digest
November 2018
Kevin Cornell
Vice President
Kevin here.
Salit Specialty Rebar is complying with ANSI/CRSI-IPG4.1 and has passed its first audit.

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Standard Practice for Stainless Steel Reinforcing Bar Fabrication Facilities (ANSI/CRSI-IPG4.1) defines quality processes for fabrication of stainless steel reinforcing bars. Processes encompass the development and use of a fabrication quality manual, proper personnel training, inspection criteria, handling and storage, fabrication, and shipping to job sites.
Performance requirements have been added in which rated load capacities are assigned to a reinforcement support, based on the ability of the support to meet minimum requirements of load test, impact test, water absorption criteria and concrete consolidation test.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) as a Standards Development Organization (SDO) in April 2013. The scope of CRSI's standards activities includes the development and maintenance of consensus standards for design, detailing, fabrication, placement, and construction of assemblies consisting of steel reinforcement and associated products used in concrete and masonry construction.

Stainless steel rebar specified on Kosciusko Bridge (Phase 2)
Brooklyn, New York

The Kosciusko Bridge Replacement is the largest single contract in the history of the NYSDOT and the first cable-stayed bridge in New York City. Being built in two phases, the first was completed with opening of a new eastbound bridge in 2017. The second began in the fall 2017 with demolition of the westbound bridge and construction of the westbound bridge beginning in spring, 2018.
Salit Specialty Rebar supplied 1,600 ton of XM-28, a high manganese low nickel austenitic stainless steel, strengthened by extra nitrogen present in solid solution. XM-28 provides a cost advantage without adversely affecting corrosion resistance. High nitrogen provides higher tensile strength and yield strength without adversely affecting elongation and reduction in area (ductility), or non-magnetic properties.
The project is being completed as a traditional design-bid-build project, with WSP providing final design services. The structure includes a single-tower cable-stayed main span and prestressed girder approach spans.
The New York State Department of Transportation decided to replace in full the aging Kosciuszko Bridge which carries the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) over Newtown Creek, connecting Brooklyn and Queens. The new $555 million crossing has been designed for a 100-year service life.

SSR Customer:

Stainless Steel Rebar Supplied: 
Brooklyn Rebar (Installation Contractor)

1,600 ton of XM-28

Patterson Plank Road Bridge Deck 
North Bergen, New Jersey

The Route 495, Route 1&9/Paterson Plank Road bridge deck was in poor condition and the structural framing and supporting piers had areas of severe corrosion and section loss until the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) started the major rehabilitation project. The purpose was to restore the structural integrity of the bridge, extend the service life for an estimated 75 years, and minimize the need for emergency repairs, which impact traffic operating conditions.

SSR supplied 625 ton of Duplex 2205 which is a nitrogen-enhanced duplex stainless steel used for common corrosion problems encountered with the 300 series stainless steels. "Duplex" describes a family of stainless steels that are neither fully austenitic, like 304 stainless, nor purely ferritic, like 430 stainless. Duplex 2205 is the most widely used grade in the duplex family of stainless steels.

The project is rehabilitating the nine-span viaduct including repairs and reconstruction of the concrete bridge deck, and the westbound exit ramps to Route 1&9 southbound and Paterson Plank Road northbound. The deck replacement required multiple stages to maintain traffic while structural repairs are performed to replace and strengthen deteriorated structural steel. The $90.3 million state-funded project began in September 2017 with local street improvements. The entire project is expected to be completed in summer, 2021.
Salt Bayou Bridge
Slidell, Louisiana

State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) specifications for the Salt Bayou Bridge project included, among other elements, removal of the bridge and replacement with a concrete slab span bridge.
Salit Specialty Rebar supplied 100 ton of 316LN, a low carbon, nitrogen-enhanced version of Type 316 molybdenum-bearing austenitic stainless steel. The Type 316 alloys are more resistant to general corrosion and pitting/crevice corrosion than the conventional chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steels such as Type 304.

SSR Customer:
Stainless Steel Rebar Supplied:

CMC Louisiana

100 ton 316LN

Frequently Asked Questions about Stainless Steel Reinforcing Bars - CSRI Technical Note ETN M-2-18

Stainless steel reinforcing bars are experiencing increased use in reinforced concrete projects because of the material's inherent properties, which depending upon the chemistry specified, may include corrosion resistance, low magnetic permeability, ductility, or a combination of all of these characteristics.
CRSI's Technical Note ETN M-2-18 presents a collection of questions that are asked from engineers and architects, inspectors, code enforcement personnel, contractors, and state Departments of Transportation.


Melc Flexiline 25x4 straightening and cutting machine
The Melc Flexiline 25x4 straightening and cutting machine from Germany's EUROBEND GmbH was scheduled for commissioning in September. Delivery of the unit was delayed until November 2018 when it is expected to be commissioned. The machine that straightens from coil, stainless steel rebar up to #8 (25mm in diameter) will be used exclusively for supplying bridge decks.
EUROBEND has been involved for more than two decades in the manufacturing of advanced technology machinery. The company produces fully automated electronically controlled machines for straightening, cutting and bending of all types of steel wire (smooth, deformed, recessed or rebar) mesh welding, and mattress-making.

Rick Huza, P.Eng., Chair of the session on Bridge Management Systems at The Short and Medium Span Bridges conference in Quebec City
Rick Huza, P.Eng., was Chair of the session on Bridge Management Systems at The Short and Medium Span Bridges conference in Quebec City July 31-August 3. In addition, he presented on the topic, "The durability and service life benefits of Stainless Steel Rebar and the underpinning properties and features - A stainless industry primer for owner's, planners, specifiers, and designers on the technical and market realities." 

To view the presentation on the website of SSR, CLICK HERE
or visit our Company LinkedIn Page

Visiting Customers and Colleagues
Construct Canada | HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo | PM Expo | STONEX Canada | World of Concrete (Toronto)
November 28-30, 2018, Toronto Convention Centre
SSR representatives will be visiting the booths of customers and colleagues and attending presentations at the shows. The event is celebrating 30 years and is billed as the place where the design, architecture, construction, and real estate sectors meet.  
CLICK HERE to go to  "The Buildings Show."

Canadian Concrete Expo
February 6 -7, 2019, International Centre, Toronto
Look for an SSR representative at the show who will be visiting the booths of customers and colleagues. Canadian Concrete Expo (CCE) features over 250 exhibiting companies and a national audience representing Canada's $8 billion per year concrete industry. Every exhibiting company can provide equipment, products or services to a national or regional market in Canada.  
CLICK HERE  to go to "CCE."
Staffing the SSR Exhibit to "Show and Tell"
World of Concrete
January 22 - January 25, 2019, Las Vegas Convention Center
Salit Specialty Rebar will exhibit at the largest annual international event for the concrete and masonry industries, attracting more than 58,000 professionals who are decision makers seeking better ways to get the job done.
Visit SSR at Booth #N3012 and visit the company's Facebook Page to let SSR know if you have registered. While there, please LIKE the page.
The Precast Show
February 28 - March 2, 2019, Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY
Salit Specialty Rebar will be at booth # 975 for The Precast Show - the largest precast-specific trade show in North America, and the one place where you can find the industry's most important suppliers and foremost equipment experts under one roof.
For information, visit SSR's Facebook Page to let SSR know if you have registered. While there, please LIKE the page.

James and Eve Terhune and son JD welcomed daughter/sister Jovie and son/brother Levi into their family. Jovie and Levi are twins. James is General manager at SSR.


Mick Marinaccio (SSR Supervisor) and Lisa  welcomed daughter Allson into their family.
Michael Cornell (SSR Project Mgr.), Kaitlyn, and son Eli welcomed daughter/sister Eva into their family.

Bookmark SSR's website for technical info

The Salit Specialty Rebar website builds a case for specifying stainless steel reinforcement through archived technical information, listing of SSR services and products, and providing links to engineering services for designers who may wish to consult with SSR's specialists during the planning stage of a project.

The site archives photos and videos highlighting SSR's fabrication equipment, facilities, projects, and people who work with clients daily.

LIKE SSR's Facebook page to help build a network of stainless steel reinforcement specialists
Salit Specialty Rebar is building a community of followers by encouraging clients, past clients, prospects, Salit family staff, and people interested in the  stainless steel reinforcement industry to LIKE the SSR Facebook page.

Social media sites have a growing role in business, related to current events that distribute 10 to 30 second news releases in copy, photos and video that keep followers informed.

When a person LIKES the SSR page, they automatically opt into following the page. This means that SSR posts will be seen in their feed and SSR will be listed in their 'LIKED' directory.
CLICK HERE to LIKE SSR's Facebook business page.
SSR Company LinkedIn Page reserved for technical papers and professional development


SSR launched a company page on LinkedIn to help promote the Salit Specialty Rebar and Salit Steel brands. By routinely populating the site with technical and professional opinions about stainless steel rebar and mesh, the site strengthens the positioning of all divisions of Salit Steel.

CLICK HERE to follow the SSR network on LinkedIn

Stainless steel welded wire mesh mats for resilient infrastructure

Standard-sized stainless steel welded wire mesh mats were introduced by Salit Specialty Rebar to the poured-in-place and precast concrete markets in the USA and Canada to facilitate precast concrete production and lower costs of construction.


The product is available in two different styles of mesh produced using two different alloys. One product is 6X6 D2.9/D2.9 (gage) that would be assembled in 6-foot x 12-foot mats. The other product is 4X4 D4/D4 (gage) available as 6-foot x 12-foot mats. These sizes are the most popular in carbon mesh. All stainless wire mesh is branded with "SALIT" so buyers know that the wire mesh they are using is from a source in the Salit Group of Companies.

CLICK HERE to download a Technical Information Sheet (TechInfo Sheet 01 15)

2304 Duplex |UNS-S32304 Stainless rebar adds to the design life of structures

2304 Duplex |UNS-S32304 stainless is a lean duplex stainless steel that has a microstructure consisting of austenite and ferrite phases. This duplex microstructure and the chemical composition of 2304 Duplex stainless results in an excellent combination of strength and corrosion resistance.

The high strength capability of minimum yield strength of 75 ksi (518 MPa) for 2304 Duplex stainless rebar is an added economical advantage. In the annealed and hot rolled conditions, 2304 Duplex stainless is ferromagnetic.

2304 Duplex stainless possesses good resistance to general corrosion in many acid environments, chloride stress corrosion cracking, pitting and crevice corrosion.

Specific rebar applications include bridge decks, barrier and retaining walls, anchoring systems and dowels, chemical plant infrastructure, coastal piers and wharves, bridge parapets, sidewalks and bridge pilings. Another application for 2304 Duplex stainless includes bridge tie wire.
CLICK HERE to download a Technical Information Sheet (TechInfo Sheet 03 15)
SSR ships products throughout the USA and Canada

1050 Military Road, Buffalo NY

About Salit Specialty Rebar

Thank you for buying our products and enlisting our services. We appreciate your business.

With stainless steel rebar, mesh and mats in our product line, we look for the support of our clients to help build our brand as North America's specialist for stainless steel reinforcement.

Our corporate vision is one of leadership, innovation and consistently exceeding expectations. This vision is backed by extensive experience in the industry. As with all members of the Salit Steel family, we pride ourselves in providing unparalleled customer service.

Team SSR
Kevin Cornell, Vice President Salit Specialty Rebar Sales

James Terhune, General Manager
Michael Cornell, Sales/Project Manager
Rick Huza, Director, Business Development
Kyle Hayes, Production Coordinator
Shari Otis, Office Administrator

Salit Specialty Rebar
1050 Military Road
Buffalo, NY   14217
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