Steel and aluminum is used throughout buildings, from girders to window frames to bathroom stalls and fixtures, as in Ampersand, the renovated former Mission Valley campus of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Steel and aluminum is used throughout buildings, from girders to window frames to bathroom stalls and fixtures, as in Ampersand, the renovated former Mission Valley campus of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

— Some San Diego County contractors are bracing for what they said could be still higher steel and aluminum prices if tariffs take hold in what was already a rising market...

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