United Structural Works, Inc. is the tri-state leader in structural steel fabrication and erection. Conveniently located in lower Rockland County, USW prides itself on being an esteemed one-stop shop. Strong relationships with employees, vendors, and customers have allowed USW to flourish within a tumultuous economy. The unwavering growth of the company in recent years has facilitated the extension of its market to include New Jersey and Connecticut, and USW’s portfolio now encompasses numerous Fortune 500 companies and an array of business sectors including financial institutions, high-end retail stores, developers, hotels and municipalities.
United Structural Works’ state-of-the-art facilities houses its own estimators, fabricators, riggers, detailers and a modern fleet of trucks. The company specializes in renovations of historical buildings or existing structures that require custom fabrications and unique approaches. A diverse group of exceptional employees in key positions keep the business running without a hitch, ensuring that USW has an enduring reputation for quality and professionalism that is renowned industry wide. In addition, USW has a full union steel erection crew that is acclaimed for its speed and ability to finish the most challenging of projects within the allotted time frame.
Engineering and detailing professionals at USW can go swiftly and seamlessly from bid to design, attributable to the in-house surveying team and the use of the most up to date Graitec and Tekla software. Design and build services are available for immediate implementation, such as emergency shoring, with milestones established for design and completion up front to ensure the project meets cost and time projections. Such high standards have enabled USW to fabricate for other large contractors and to supplement the fabrication on high profile projects such as The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Macy’s in Herald Square, and the United Nations Conference Building.
United Structural Works, Inc. was founded in 2005 by Stephen Reid and Cormach Murrihy, who sought to fill a perceived gap in the market. In the beginning, the business was primarily based on steel fabrication and erection for steel buildings in New York City. Expansion of the facilities became essential as the business grew and, in 2007, USW moved its operations to Congers in Rockland County, New York. Within a short period of time, the business had outgrown its original lease of 10,000 square feet. While other businesses recoiled from the conditions of the economic downturn of the time, USW saw an opportunity to expand.
In May 2010, utilizing SBA and Empire Zone incentives, the company moved to a new 6.5 acre/ 63,000 square foot location in Congers, consolidating operations once in separate offices into one space. The new location allowed USW room for future expansion, and a large capital investment was spent furthermore on top-of-the-line drilling, burning and bending equipment, which allowed the company to take on larger and more complex projects.
In 2018, USW saw further expansion of its facilities to encompass120,000 square feet, and now includes two automated facilitieswhere all of the BIM shop drawings are fully networked and integrated with the equipment, enabling the highest accuracy of fabrication and consequent minimal downtime in the field.Today, USW continues to prosper with a growing clientele and an expansive portfolio of projects. These projects include work for high profile clients such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, Bank of America, Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), the NYPD, the Long Island Rail Road, and Hudson Yards.