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E&H Steel Corp. Inc.
www.ehsteel.com / 2016 sales: $25 million+ / HQ: Midland City, Ala. / Employees: Approx. 75 /
Scott Quattlebaum, VP: "We provide our customers with the best possible product on the market."

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pital, a medical office building, an arena or it could be institutional work,"
Quattlebaum says. A signature project that graces the company's website
is the Florida Polytechnic University
Innovation Science and Technology
Building in Lakeland, Fla. The facility, which was designed by renowned
architect Santiago Calatrava, covers
160,000 square feet.
The project won E&H Steel the
most awards it has ever received for
a project, including the 2015 American Institute of Steel Construction
(AISC) IDEAS Award. The company
also won Engineering News-Record's
2014 "Best of the Best" project for the
Southeast USA Award.

On the Rise
e&h steel provides
structural steel supports
for commercial and
industrial buildings.

Being the Best

e&h steel delivers on its promises
to customers. by alan dorich

E&H Steel Corp. Inc. is not interested in being the biggest firm in its
industry. "We just want to be the best
at what we do," Vice President Scott
Quattlebaum declares.
"We pride ourselves on being a company that does what they say when
they say it," he explains, "and we provide our customers with the best possible product that's on the market."
Based in Midland City, Ala., the
structural steel fabricator started
operations in 1986 with a modestly
sized location that now spans 138,000
square feet.
"We've also added all different
kinds of computer-controlled equipment that better helps us provide the
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product we sell to our customers,"
Quattlebaum says.
This includes a plasma drill that
can cut raw sheet steel into different shapes that are incorporated
into buildings. "It has sped up the
plate-processing part tremendously,"
Quattlebaum says.
E&H Steel also recently added a
structural steel angle shear and punch
for making steel shapes. Like the drill,
it is "computer controlled, which allows us to be more efficient," he says.

Award-Winning Work
E&H Steel provides structural steel
supports for commercial and industrial buildings. "Those could be a hos-

Like many steel fabricators, E&H
Steel has coped with a downturn in its
market for the last three years. However, "We're starting to see an uptick,"
Quattlebaum says, explaining that
this is due to an increase in commercial construction projects.
"Hopefully, that's going to gain momentum through the second quarter,
third quarter and fourth quarter of
this year," he says, noting that this
will not only provide E&H Steel with
more work, but also the opportunity
to grow its staff.
"We hire based on market demands," he explains. "We can provide
additional jobs ... if the market continues to uptick the way it is now."

Up to Standard
E&H Steel's quality focus helps it to
meet the standards of multiple associations, including AISC. "They come
and audit E&H Steel every year and
they make sure that our quality standards meet the minimum standard,"
Quattlebaum says.
The company also meets AISC's


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