Southwest Steel specializes in the fabrication and installation of steel stairs and various iron products. It is a division operated by SME Steel, which is one of the leading fabricators and suppliers of structural steel in the Southwest. SME Steel fabricates and erects structural steel for hotels, casinos, convention centers, shopping malls, hospitals, and high- and low-rise buildings. It offers a range of turnkey steel construction services, including design assistance, consulting and detailing. The company oversees a staff of more than 1,000 employees. Its other divisions include Southwest Architectural Metals and CoreBrace. SME Steel has undertaken projects for Sysco Foods, Lied Library, Valley Care Hospital, Dow Chemical, Bellagio Resort and the University of California.