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40-Ft. Tall University of Texas El Paso Monument Made Possible by Direct Metals

Monday, June 11, 2018

Direct Metals, a steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, GA and Waukegan, IL, and one of the largest inventories of perforated metal, recently provided the specialty metal products for the University of Texas El Paso’s massive and much-anticipated Buried Pick monument. The monument called for 17 pieces of custom-carbon-steel-perforated metal plates, complete with ½-in. diam. holes on 11/16-in.staggered centers. The pickax sculpture is set on a steel and concrete base.

At 40-ft. H, 25-ft. L, and 12-ft. W, and with 3-1/2-ft. tall letters on both sides of the ax handle, the monument definitely makes an impression. Adjacent to a main parking lot, students and visitors cannot help but notice. When night comes, the monument’s perforated letters, illuminated in blue, add to the monument’s appeal.

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