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Recreational Buildings 

Wichita Downtown YMCA 

Location: Wichita, Kansas 


Tonnage: 812 Tons


Contractor: Coonrod & Associates 

Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture firm was awarded the American Institute of Architects honor award for their design of the Wichita Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA.  The two story, 110,000 square foot building, serves as a multi-purpose recreational facility, and stands as center piece to a rapidly developing Wichita downtown.

McPherson Musuem & Arts Foundation 

Location: McPherson, Kansas


Tonnage: 66 Tons


Contractor: Simpson & Associates  

The McPherson Musuem & Arts Foundation, spans 27,000 square feet of  unique artifacts showcasing the history of McPherson and Kansas as a whole. Twenty foot ceilings that allow for large scale exhibits, and mini-split systems to, dictate the temperature and humidity of rooms containing sensitive artifacts, serve as examples of a building tailored to maximize the museum goers experience.

Andover YMCA 

Location: Andover, Kansas


Tonnage: 316 Tons 


Contractor: Coonrod & Associates  

The 94,500 square foot Andover YMCA provides a unique recreational experience. An Ice Rink and indoor water park, provide amenities not commonly found at other recreational facilities. Along with traditional amenities such as an indoor track, and full sized Gym, the Andover YMCA provides one of the widest ranges of recreational entertainment in the Wichita area.

Central Steel is committed to producing a product that meets contract and customer requirements.  

Central Steel has a long and rich history

in the steel industry stretching more than

60 years. In 1950 Robert Aaby moved to

Wichita Kansas, from Wisconsin, and

founded A&A Welding. During the late

60s Robert hired his two sons, Jim

and Richard, who evolved A&A Welding

to incorporate larger scale steel work, providing fabrications for locks and dams around the nation. In 1970 Jim and Richard officially changed the companies name from A&A Welding to

Central Steel Inc, to better reflect the wider range of steel work they were involved in. During the early 80’s a third generation of family had begun to integrate into the family business, and again pioneered growth and evolution within Central Steel. Diversifying Central Steels fabrications to include work in commercial buildings, these current officers of Central Steel grew what was once a small welding operation into a company responsible for many of the Schools, Hospitals, Power Plants, and other buildings around the mid west today.


With personal attention to every minor detail of our operations, Central Steel offers a top quality product to its clients. Beginning with our in house estimators, we provide accurate job bids at a competitive price. Our staff of AWS certified welders and experienced machine operators then ensure an accurate and timely fabrication process. Finally our final product is loaded onto company owned trucks, and delivered by our drivers in a timely manner. Routine quality assurance inspections, throughout every step of this process, ensure that our final product meets the highest of standards before delivered to our clients. Impeccable costumer satisfaction, along with a quality certification from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) serves as a testament to this.  

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