Southwest Steel has a core belief in giving back to the community.
Las Vegas Healing Garden
Southwest Steel and SME Steel Contractors partnered with Whiting Turner, PENTA Building Group, and McCarthy Building Companies to help build the new Las Vegas Community Healing Garden and Remembrance Wall. Local 433 also joined in donating their services. On October 1, 2017, a senseless act of violence shattered the hearts of many in the Las Vegas community and visitors who attended the now infamous outdoor concert. This new venue comes from the simple desire to help those in pain to heal and find some measure of peace in honoring the lives that were lost. People from across the city, country, and the world came together on an empty piece of land provided by the City of Las Vegas to plant this healing garden. Instead of retreating in fear, we are stepping forward in unity planting trees, flowers, and a garden of love, hope, and compassion. This garden was completed in three days with 500 volunteers and in-kind donations. The crowning touch is the completion of the Remembrance Wall steel panels, water feature (incorporating the healing power of water), shadow boxes, heart-shaped central planter box with a living tree of life, and 6-foot blue stone angel wings installed in front of the water feature. One of the wall panels accommodates 58 crystals through which light can pass. This garden is truly a healing gift for locals and visitors to enjoy for many years to come. We are honored to be part of providing this space.
San Jose Rotary PlayGarden
The San Jose Rotary PlayGarden is a gift from San Jose Rotary to all the children of San Jose. The talents and craftsmanship of Southwest Steel are showcased in the green grass gates, sign, bridge, and handrails throughout the park.
The Rotary PlayGarden is a public park set on 4.5 acres in the Guadalupe RiverPark and Gardens in San Jose, California. Built with accessibility in mind, this interactive and inclusive PlayGarden enables children with special needs to play alongside their siblings and friends. The resulting PlayGarden design incorporates standard play elements and adds adaptive swings, a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round, kinetic art, sensory experiences, and much more. The stunning six-million-dollar project, which includes a new parking lot and reconfigured intersection, creates an inviting place for children with special needs. The project was successfully completed with donations from Rotarians, citizens, corporations, foundations, and in-kind services from local subcontractors and vendors. Hensel Phelps, General Contractor, closed a one-million-dollar funding gap by working with more than ten subcontractors who provided pro bono services. Southwest Steel is honored to be part of this team of giving.
The Rotary PlayGarden is designed to be fully inclusive, interactive, and delightfully fun. The park creates opportunities for swinging, sliding, climbing, spinning, and bouncing in a layout that encourages children to play together, regardless of their abilities. From the wheelchair accessible merry-go-round to the ADA swing chair, each play area has opportunities for all children.
Miracle League of Arizona
Southwest Steel donated to The Miracle League of Arizona to help them build a baseball park for special needs children—their own spring training facility.
Their dream to have a safe, fun place to meet their friends and play baseball was complete in April 2011.
The blazing Arizona sun made it almost impossible for the children to enjoy this facility during the day. There simply wasn’t enough funding to cover the cost of the “sails” that would create the much needed shade.
Learning of this challenge, Southwest Steel contacted the Arizona Ironworkers who rallied to help. Their generous donation was the culminating gift.
AN SME INDUSTRIES COMPANY
Located in Henderson, Nevada, Southwest Steel has capabilities to fabricate structural steel, miscellaneous metals, and ornamental metals projects to service any project size from small-scale up to 20,000+ tons. The flexibility of the SME Industries shops allows Southwest Steel to provide complete Division 5 packages to our clients.