One of the biggest challenges we hear in the steel industry today is a lack of skilled welders and fewer people coming up in the trades. Accordingly, many of our fabricator clients have said they prefer to bolt in the shop rather than weld.
To solve these issues, our MiTek fueled SidePlate Research and Development team has developed All-Bolted Connection Designs - the next big thing for the construction industry! The All-Bolted Connection Designs allow for some modularization, which gives new options for shop versus field assembly. One of our goals is to make SidePlate connections as easy as possible for everyone, and these new connections help make the jobs of our clients smoother and more efficient.