The SME Industries Family of Companies

SME Steel serves the regional, national, and international markets as the Fabricator and Erector of specialized steel structures and components.

We provide our diversified group of customers and clients with a complete product range which includes the supply and erection of structural steel, Buckling Restrained Braces (BRBs), special moment frame systems, miscellaneous metals, paint and coatings, and specialty fabrication of ornamental metals including stainless steel, bronze, and other non-ferrous metals.

SME Steel is known for attention to detail and superior customer service. Our design assist program supported by the newest computer software packages has resulted in substantial savings for our customers and makes SME Steel a valuable resource for developers, general contractors, architects, and engineers.

SME Steel’s fabrication shops are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment allowing us to deliver projects on time and of the highest quality.

With the capacity of up to 100,000 tons per year, SME Steel is able to meet or exceed your project schedule each and every time.


SME Steel Contractors has a highly sophisticated, 50-acre fabrication facility located in West Jordan, Utah, and wants to be the fabricator and erector on your next project. Contact us to see what our group of dedicated professionals can do for you.


Southwest Steel specializes in structural steel, miscellaneous metal, steel stairs, railings, high quality custom ornamental metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, and brass, and creatively unique custom steel pieces to complete projects from standard building needs to anything imaginable. Southwest Steel has become an industry leader in both conventional building practices and design build applications with vast experience in a variety of different projects including large scale stadiums, hotels, casinos, hospitals (OSHPD), office buildings, courthouses, and military facilities as well as many other types of structures. This superior knowledge makes Southwest Steel one of the most sought after steel fabricators and erectors. Southwest Steel uses the latest in shop technology to integrate Building Information Modeling with its state-of-the-art CNC machinery to create products with precision and efficiency.

Experience on a wide variety of projects complements the Southwest Steel resume. From simple to complex, the expertise at Southwest Steel has contributed to projects such as large-scale sports stadiums, hotels, casinos, hospitals (OSHPD), office buildings, courthouses, airports, military facilities, and unique entertainment venues.

Southwest Steel maintains a comprehensive QA|QC program and a team that takes great pride in every detail of every project from inception to completion.

Southwest Steel currently maintains two fabrication facilities, one located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the other in Phoenix, Arizona. Both locations are AISC, Los Angeles County, and Clark County certified facilities.


CoreBrace, LLC is a Buckling Restrained Brace (BRB) manufacturing company established in 2002. Buckling Restrained Braces are structural elements capable of absorbing and dissipating the energy imparted to a building during a seismic event. Their behavior substantially improves the performance of a structure during an earthquake which makes BRB frames a cost effective system that has been implemented in hundreds of buildings around the world for seismic risk mitigation.

CoreBrace™, LLC holds multiple U.S. patents for revolutionary and technically superior BRBs. Independent test results prove that CoreBrace™ BRBs significantly exceed the performance requirements set forth in the latest building codes and specifications and show that the braces can withstand several cycles of high seismic activity while maintaining integrity and stability.

CoreBrace™ offers a diverse range of BRB configurations to accommodate the specific needs of each project. The braces can be fabricated in square, rectangular, or round casings, that together with the four different qualified connection types provide the flexibility to suit any geometric, aesthetic, construction, and design requirement.

The use of CoreBrace™ BRBs allows for reduced frame member sizes, less structural steel weight, and smaller foundations. Additionally, CoreBrace™ BRBs are easy to install, saving precious erection time, which results in significant cost savings for the project.

The highly trained professional staff at CoreBrace™, LLC is committed to excellence, providing BRBs at the highest level of quality. CoreBrace™ Buckling Restrained Braces mean cost effective, superior seismic performance.


DuraFuse Frames offers an innovative moment frame systems which protect beams and columns during a seismic or wind event. DuraFuse Frames have a shear-yielding, replaceable fuse plate connection system that is simple to incorporate, fast to install, and commercially competitive.

DuraFuse Frames are the ideal moment-frame and dual-frame solution for all building types in all seismic design categories, making them the most versatile SMF/IMF system on the market. DuraFuse Frames are fully compliant with the performance requirements in the AISC Seismic Precisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341) with code approval from IAPMO UES ER 610, including IBC, 2019 CBC, and LA Supplement. Instant benefits include overall costs savings, elimination of seismic bracing, smaller protected zones, larger open spaces, and outstanding resilience and fragility curves as well as erection/fabrication time and cost savings advantages. The DuraFuse Frames systems were developed through extensive laboratory testing at UCSD covering a substantial array of beam/column geometries confirming high-performance results. Now available in Bentley RAM, SP3, and CSi ETABS. Additionally, Tekla, Autodesk Revit, and SDS2 plug-in modules are available for seamless modeling and detailing. 

All great projects begin with the right products and become the foundation for the entire structure lifecycle. DuraFuse Frames offers products to meet the needs of any project. Let us assist you in your strategy to achieve the highest outcome for your project goals.  

SME Logistics is based in West Jordan, Utah, specializing in heavy load truck shipping for application in heavy haul such as structural steel and heavy equipment with service that goes the extra mile.

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