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Powering Pittsburgh's Steel Engineering Industry: RTP's 50-Year Legacy

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With a steadfast commitment to excellence, RT Patterson (RTP) has been a pillar of strength for Pittsburgh's steel industry for over five decades, solidifying our place as the leading engineering firm in Pittsburgh. Recently, the global steel sector experienced a notable upswing, with world crude steel production seeing a 6.6 percent surge compared to the same period last year. As we move forward, this promising momentum in steel production showcases a robust industry ready for further expansion. 

In July alone, 63 countries reported a collective production of 158.5 million tons, marking a significant boost in steel output according to an enlightening article from Metal Center News. In the U.S., July saw the production of 6.9 million tons, indicating a 0.5 percent increase from the previous year. Although the year-to-date figures remained relatively flat globally, RTP has been at the forefront of supporting US steel production, contributing to the sector's resilience and growth.

RTP's extensive experience in the steel industry spans various projects, reinforcing our position as the go-to engineering firm for steel clients. From revitalizing production lines to designing cutting-edge steel facilities, our expertise has been pivotal in propelling the steel industry forward. At RT Patterson, we stand as dedicated supporters of U.S. steel production and are eager to witness the trajectory of this industry's growth throughout the remainder of 2023. RTP is poised to continue its legacy of excellence, driving innovation and progress in Pittsburgh's vibrant industrial engineering and steel sector. 

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R.T. Patterson Company Strengthens Engineering Capabilities with Acquisition by Allied Resources Group

We are thrilled to announce that Allied Resources Group (ARG), a leading provider of engineering, inspection, staffing, and technology solutions, has acquired R.T. Patterson Company (RTP). With a rich history spanning over 65 years, RTP is a respected and established engineering firm renowned for its expertise in heavy industrial engineering. This acquisition brings significant benefits to RTP and aligns perfectly with their vision for growth and delivering exceptional services to clients.

This strategic acquisition provides RTP with access to a wide range of resources and expertise across multiple industries. ARG's specialization in Engineering, Industrial Inspection, Project Management, Engineering, and Healthcare Staffing complements and enhances RTP's existing capabilities, allowing them to offer a more comprehensive suite of services to their clients. This expanded scope empowers RTP to tackle complex projects with increased efficiency and deliver even greater value. This alliance opens doors to new opportunities and markets, enabling RTP to extend its services and footprint beyond its current areas of operation. 

Wayne Johnson, President of RTP, shared his excitement about joining forces with ARG. "We are excited to join forces with ARG. We share a common vision and commitment to providing exceptional services and delivering value to our clients. Together, we can leverage our complementary strengths to drive growth and innovation in the industry."

Dennis F. Zatlin, CEO of ARG, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome R.T. Patterson Company to the ARG family. This acquisition is a significant milestone in our journey to become a leading provider of engineering, inspection, staffing and technology solutions to clients in the manufacturing, energy, and chemical markets. The addition of RTP’s talented team and expertise will enable us to offer a broader range of services to our clients and accelerate our growth, while strengthening our geographic footprint from the Midwest through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions."

RTP's esteemed team will join ARG as a subsidiary, continuing to provide the high-quality services that their clients have come to expect. ARG is dedicated to upholding RTP's legacy and reputation while leveraging its expanded capabilities to deliver even greater value to clients.

About ARG:

ARG consists of six business units specializing in Engineering, Industrial Inspection, Project Management, Engineering, and Healthcare Staffing. To learn more about ARG and its comprehensive range of solutions, visit

About RTP:

R.T. Patterson Company is a respected engineering firm with a history dating back over 65 years. Renowned for its expertise in heavy industrial engineering, RTP has served clients in the metals, energy, chemical, and industrial sectors. For more information about RTP and its services, visit

Stay tuned for more updates and collaborative successes as ARG and RTP combine their strengths to deliver exceptional engineering solutions and drive innovation in the industry.

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Engineered for Success: RTP Completes Project at CMC Steel Texas

We are excited to share RTP's most recent engineering project at CMC Steel Texas in Seguin, TX. This endeavor involved the replacement of the Electric Arc Furnace, installation of a new cooling system, and various additional components, all within an operating steel facility. Through hard work and consistent dedication by RTP's expert team of engineers, the project was executed flawlessly, exceeding expectations and achieving remarkable results.

Completing the project within a tight 47-day outage, three days ahead of the scheduled 50-day melt shop outage, showcases RTP's efficiency and dedication to delivering on time. The demolition and installation of equipment went seamlessly, setting the stage for a smooth transition to the newly implemented systems.

One of the project's standout achievements was the operation of both the new and modified equipment, which commenced on day 47 and has since continued without a hitch. This seamless integration speaks towards RTP's meticulous planning and execution capabilities, ensuring minimal disruption to CMC Steel's operations.

The resounding success of the project left the customer, CMC Steel, highly satisfied with RTP's engineering capabilities. Their confidence in RTP's ability to execute complex projects and deliver exceptional results further solidifies our position as a trusted partner in the steel industry.

We extend a heartfelt congratulations to the entire RTP team for their exceptional work, unwavering dedication, and successful collaboration throughout the project. This achievement is a testament to their commitment to engineering excellence and their passion for surpassing client expectations.

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RTP Unveils an Exciting Rebrand, Ushering in a New Era of Engineering Excellence in Pittsburgh and Beyond

As part of the combined acquisition initiative by RTP and ARG, RTP underwent an exciting rebranding transformation. This includes an updated logo, a complete overhaul of our website, and the introduction of dedicated social media channels.

RTP's new logo embodies the essence of their engineering history, representing their passion for innovation and the dedication to delivering top-notch solutions while incorporating Allied Resource's color scheme. It reflects RTP's forward-thinking approach, while honoring the rich history and expertise that spans over 60 years.

The revamped website showcases a modern and user-friendly design, making it easier than ever for visitors to explore our comprehensive range of engineering services, expertise, and successful projects. It offers enhanced navigation, informative content, and an engaging visual experience that perfectly captures the essence of RTP's experience in the engineering sector.

In line with RTP's commitment to foster stronger connections with their clients and peers, they are excited to launch dedicated social media channels on LinkedIn and Facebook. These platforms will serve as valuable communication channels, allowing RTP to share industry insights, project updates, and important announcements, while also providing an interactive space for conversations and networking within their professional community.

This rebranding initiative is an important milestone for RTP and they firmly believe that effective communication is essential for success in today's fast-paced world, and their renewed focus on social media will enable them to engage more actively, share knowledge, and foster collaboration within the industry. 

RTP invites you to explore their newly revamped website and connect with us on our social media channels. Stay tuned for exciting updates, industry trends, and insightful content that will help RTP collectively drive innovation and engineering excellence forward!


Welcoming Tom Thorn as RTP's Director of Business Development

R. T. Patterson warmly welcomes Tom Thorn as the newest member of the team at the head office in Pittsburgh. Joining us as the Director of Business Development, Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization.

Tom's professional journey began as an engineer after graduating from Penn State University with a BS in Petroleum Engineering. Over the years, his passion for the industry and his exceptional leadership skills propelled him into managerial roles, paving the way for his transition into business development.

With his diverse background in engineering and management, Tom possesses a unique perspective that enables him to bridge the gap between technical expertise and strategic growth. His expertise will be instrumental in driving RTP's business development initiatives, fostering strong client relationships, and identifying new opportunities for growth.

We are confident that Tom's dynamic skill set, combined with his dedication and industry acumen, will contribute significantly to our continued success and expansion. His appointment as our Director of Business Development aligns perfectly with RTP's vision to enhance our capabilities, provide innovative solutions, and forge strong partnerships with clients across industries.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Tom Thorn. We look forward to the exciting opportunities and achievements that lie ahead as we continue to deliver exceptional engineering solutions under his leadership. If you would like to connect with Tom or learn more about RTP's business development efforts, please feel free to reach out. Together, let's continue to drive the future of engineering excellence.