On October 4, Big R hosted almost 30 industry professionals at our Abingdon, VA plant for AISC SteelDay, an annual event sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction and hosted by its members and partners across the country. It’s the industry’s largest educational and networking function giving individuals from various professions a chance to see how the structural steel industry contributes to building America.
Abingdon plant is the length of two football fields
Engineers, DOT officials and students from three states were given an extensive tour of our latest facility, which opened in 2012. At 600', it’s the length of two football fields and our guests went end-to-end to see all 48,000 SF of it. The highlight reel included our 100' state-of-the-art paint facility and our steel shot blast chamber, complete with shot reclaim capability. The end zone celebration featured a full BBQ and spread for our guests.