During the banking crisis of 2009, my primary company Coastal Steel Corporation, Salem, CT, was forced to close due to the elimination of our credt line. Coastal Steel Corporation fabricated and erected both structural steel and miscellaneous metals. I was involved with the management of all company matters.
I was solely responsible for creating the shop drawings for my employees to fabricate from. Originally we drafted by hand, then switched to 3D Modeling, i. e. Tekla Structures/Xsteel.
Upon loosing Coastal Steel Corporation after 42 years, I started up Shoreline Structural Steel Detaiers, where I only created plans and shop drawings for other fabricators.
I am hopeful of working for at least another 5 years, on my computer detailing. My 42 years of experience in the structural and miscellaneous metals trade is invaluable.