Are shear plates domestically manufactured or imported?

Both. It is unlikely that your construction project will require domestic shear plates, but if it does, both are available. There is no difference between the quality of a domestic and imported shear plate as both products are manufactured to meet the requirements of ASTM D5933. If your project is a federally funded highway job or military project of some sort, you may need domestic shear plates. However, in most instances, there will not be a domestic requirement and¬†imported shear plates are far more economical. Refer to this FAQ on Portland Bolt’s website for more information on domestic requirements on construction projects.

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