Last September marked the United States' first national SteelDay, which celebrates the accomplishments of the structural steel industry. Steel fabricators, service centers, galvanizers, and other steel facilities hosted tours and educational events for the public and provided networking opportunities for architects, engineers, contractors, and specifiers.

This year, the American Institute of Steel Construction is partnering with the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction and with Italy's Promozione Acciaio to take the second-annual SteelDay across the border and overseas.

SteelDay 2010 takes place Friday, Sept. 24. To find an event near you, visit www.steelday.org, www.steelday.ca, or www.steeldaybrescia.it.