HISTORY:
1986: STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS INC. STARTED IN CHARLESTON, WV WITH ONE EMPLOYEE (MIKE MURRAY) AS AN ENGINEERING FIRM PERFORMING DETAILING SERVICES FOR THE LOCAL FABRICATORS AND GENERAL CONTRACTORS IN THE AREA.  

FEBRUARY 2000 ERIC SEMRAU PARTNERED UP WITH MIKE MURRAY AND STARTED A STEEL BROKERAGE BUSINESS IN WHICH WE DESIGNED, BID  AND MANAGED STEEL PROJECTS FOR THE AREA’S CONTRACTORS AND FABRICATORS.  

JANUARY 2002 MIKE & ERIC MERGED STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS INC. WITH CUSTOM RAIL AND FABRICATION (A 7,000 SQ-FT. FACILITY) LOCATED IN DUNBAR, WV. ALONG WITH MAKING ITS OWNER JIM VANDAL A PARTNER.  THIS GAVE US THE ABILITY TO PERFORM OUR OWN FABRICATION OF STEEL PROJECTS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS.  OUR BUSINESS AND CUSTOMER BASE GREW SUBSTANTIALLY.

JANUARY 2005 WE PURCHASED THE REPUBLIC CONTAINER BUILDING AND PROPERTY (A 7 ACRE & 53,000 SQ-FT. FACILITY) LOCATED IN NITRO, WV.   THIS PURCHASE WAS NECESSITATED BY OUR GROWING NEED TO FURNISH LARGER PROJECTS WHICH WE COULD NOT ACCOMMODATE AT OUR DUNBAR LOCATION.  

WHY:
WE CREDIT OUR GROWTH TO OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE AND KNOWLEDGE OF OUR INDUSTRY. HOWEVER, WE CREDIT A LOT OF OUR SUCCESS ON OUR EMPLOYEES WHO TAKE GREAT CARE AND PRIDE IN THE JOB THAT THEY DO. WITHOUT THEM WE WOULD NOT BE WHERE WE ARE TODAY! 

STAFF:                                                                                                   
ERIC SEMRAU
HAS 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE STRUCTURAL STEEL INDUSTRY INCLUDING A B. S. OF ENGINEERING IN SAME FIELD. RESPONSIBLE FOR SALES, CUSTOMER RELATIONS, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND VENDOR RELATIONS AS IT PERTAINS TO ON-TIME COMMITMENTS FOR CUSTOMERS.

MIKE CANTLEY
HAS 28 YEARS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WITH EXPERIENCE IN GEOTECHNICAL TESTING, JOBSITE PROJECT MANAGEMENT, ESTIMATING AND DETAILING OF CONCRETE REINFORCING STEEL, AND ESTIMATING, SALES, AND DETAILING OF STRUCTURAL & MISCELLANEOUS STEEL.  HE USES THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED FROM HIS BROAD BACKGROUND TO MANAGE PROJECTS FROM BID PREPARATION THROUGH TO PRODUCT DELIVERY. 

KEVIN JONES
28 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN STRUCTURAL STEEL FABRICATION.  PREDOMINANTLY ESTIMATING HAS BEEN HIS FOCUS BUT HE HAS ALSO SERVED AS ENGINEERING MANAGER.  TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER, PROJECT MANAGER AND TO A LESSER EXTENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DATABASE DESIGN.  HAVING A MBA AND BS IN ENGINEERING ALONG WITH HIS EXPERIENCE ENABLED HIM TO RUN HIS OWN DETAILING AND ESTIMATING BUSINESS BEFORE JOINING US HERE AT STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS INC.  HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTIMATING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CAPABLE OF RESPONDING TO JUST ABOUT ANY CUSTOMER INQUIRY.  

NYLE L. FISHER, JR., P. E.
HAS OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN DRAFTING, DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT AS A CIVIL/STRUCTURAL ENGINEER. THIS EXPERIENCE INCLUDES CONSULTING, STEEL FABRICATION AND AS AN OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVE. THIS BROAD EXPERIENCE ENABLES HIM TO RELATE TO ALL PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS AND UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES OF EACH. AS THE ENGINEERING MANAGER, HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STRUCTURAL AND MISCELLANEOUS DETAILING AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT PRIOR TO FABRICATION.


IN CLOSING:

OUR DEDICATED STAFF AND SHOP EMPLOYEES PRIDES ITSELF WITH THE ABILITY TO MAKE ON TIME DELIVERIES AS WELL AS HIGH REGARDS FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.  WE THINK ONCE WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE A CUSTOMER THEY WILL BE A CUSTOMER FOR A LONG TIME DUE TO OUR DILIGENCE WITH PERFORMING ABOVE AND BEYOND THE NORM FOR OUR INDUSTRY.  OVER THE YEARS OUR STAFF HAS ACQUIRED VAST KNOWLEDGE OF THE STEEL INDUSTRY WHICH GIVES US THE ABILITY TO SERVE THE CUSTOMER WITH UTMOST PROFESSIONALISM AND THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE CAN PERFORM THE PROJECT WITH QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE THAT WE ARE CAPABLE OF MEETING YOUR NEEDS.  
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ERIC, MIKE, KEVIN, OR JON.  IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA JUST STOP BY ANYTIME TO VISIT.