Wide-flange section

Wide-flange section

A structural section whose cross section resembles the letter H rather than the letter I; it is used for columns due to its capacity to avoid rotation or buckling.
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Bethlehem has decided to focus its structural business on the production of light and medium wide-flange sections.
The revised plan is the result of a number of market developments, including a reduction in the demand for heavy wide-flange sections caused by reduced high-rise building construction activity, continued low occupancy rates in commercial buildings, trends toward lighter construction in buildings and delays in the rebuilding of the nation's infrastructure.
Under the new plan, Structural Products will continue to manufacture heavy wide-flange sections until it phases out its iron and steelmaking operations by 1996 as previously announced.