Independence Tube

a NUCOR company

Independence Tube Corporation is a leading manufacturer of square, rectangular, and round structural steel tubing throughout North America.

Founded in 1972, our Customers include many of the finest steel service centers and manufacturers of agricultural, transportation, lighting and material handling equipment located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Independence Tube started in a 53,000 sq. ft. facility on the southwest side of Chicago. The Company has grown to 4 locations and over 1,700,000 sq. ft. under roof.

Independence Tube produces structural steel tubing on the most advanced tube mill equipment in the industry. High frequency welding techniques assure the ultimate in weld integrity. Structural steel tubing’s ease of fabrication, high strength and pleasing appearance, make it a “first choice” material.

ASTM A500 / A500M-10 Specifications The term Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) refers to a high-strength welded carbon steel tube used as structural elements in construction and a variety of manufactured products. Independence Tube manufactures HSS A500 in square and rectangular shapes. Our size range by manufacturing division is as follows:
CHICAGO Squares - 2" SQ x .125" through 6" SQ x .375"
Rectangles - 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" x .125" wall through 8" x 4" x .375"
MARSEILLES Squares - 2" SQ x .109" through 10" SQ x .625"
Rectangles - 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" X .125" wall through 12" x 8" x .625"
DECATUR Squares - 2-1/2" SQ x .188" through 12" SQ x .625"
Rectangles - 3" X 2" x .188" wall through 16" x 8" x .625"
TRINITY Squares - 2" SQ x .125" through 4" SQ x .375"
Rectangles - 3" X 2" x .125" wall through 6" x 2" x .375"
Some of the many benefits of HSS are:
  • Strength - HSS has a high strength to weight ratio, excellent compression support characteristics and excellent torsional resistance.
  • Appearance - In exposed applications, HSS tubing becomes an exciting, visual part of the design of buildings and other structures.
  • Uniformity - HSS provides uniformity of size, shape, strength and tolerances that make its use totally predictable.
  • Ease of Fabrication - HSS can be readily bent, formed, punched and drilled. New and improved methods of fastening HSS to itself or other materials are making its use simpler and faster.
  • Cost effectiveness - HSS is cost competitive with other structural materials. With improved connecting and fastening methods, it often enjoys a cost advantage.
  • Resistant/Consistent - HSS is fire resistant and does not warp, twist, split, swell or shrink. It resists dry rot and mildew, as well as termites and carpenter ants.
  • Environmentally Friendly - HSS is made from steel, one of the world's most recyclable and recycled materials.
  • Address 6226 West 74th St
    Chicago, IL 60638

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