Auto Plants Reopening Is a Shining Moment for Steel

by Camille Grayson on June 10, 2020

After several long months, the time for manufacturing to get back underway is finally here. Auto manufacturing plants will officially begin reopening in the coming weeks — good news for the auto and steel industries alike. Steel workers are getting back to work Steel mills across the nation have been hit hard by the closur...

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Meeting the Need for Speed in Steel Construction

by Camille Grayson on May 13, 2020

If you work in construction — especially if you’re a building owner or developer — you’re probably feeling the need for speed. Project timelines have gotten longer over the years, due to the shortage of skilled labor and the lack of technological advancement across the industry. But that’s all about to change. The American Institute of...

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Staying Steel-strong During the Pandemic

by Camille Grayson on April 13, 2020

The steel industry plays a strong role in the U.S. economy, and as a nation we depend on it to build the infrastructure we all use every day. That’s why steelworkers will continue to supply the nation with the steel even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to learn more. Steel manufacturing is essential Steel manufacturing...

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Putting Steel (and Steelworkers!) to Work

by Camille Grayson on March 23, 2020

The first quarter of 2020 has been a successful one for the American steel industry, with news of a steel plant opening and two steel structures being built. Read on for details! New steel plant opening in Pennsylvania Ameri-Precision Metals Inc. has started laying the foundation for its new 250,000-sq.-ft. facility in Canons...

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How USMCA Could Impact the Steel Industry

by Camille Grayson on February 21, 2020

In January, the United States, Mexico and Canada reached a new trade deal that replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is projected to increase U.S. gross domestic product by up to 1.2 percentage points and could create nearly 600,000 jobs, according to the...

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Steel’s Strong Start to the New Year

by Camille Grayson on January 23, 2020

We’re only a few weeks into 2020, and we’re already seeing encouraging news from across the steel industry. Read three of the most inspiring stories below. Capacity utilization on the rise For the year through January 11, capacity utilization in the American steel industry reached 82.1% — a 2.3% year-over-year increase....

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Heartwarming Stories From Across the Steel Industry

by Camille Grayson on December 18, 2019

With the holiday season upon us and 2019 coming to a close, we’re sharing three stories from the steel industry that left us feeling thankful and inspired for the new year ahead. Artist develops passion for welding following tragedy Seven years ago, R.J. Higgins was involved in a serious accident that left him paralyzed fr...

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Serving Our Country and Steel

by Camille Grayson on November 11, 2019

Here at American Metal, our theme for this quarter is inspiration. And we think there’s nothing more inspiring than the people who’ve served both the steel industry and our armed forces. The two go hand in hand because steel has always been...

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Steel Going Green

by Camille Grayson on October 30, 2019

The steelmaking process requires a lot of energy, and everyone knows it. That’s why many steel companies are working hard to minimize their environmental impact. The following are just two recent examples of steel going green. The world’s first steel mill powered (mostly) by the sun The EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel mill in...

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Success Stories From Across the Steel Industry

by Camille Grayson on September 24, 2019

American steel is empowering people across the entire country in a variety of ways. In this blog post, we’re putting four unique success stories under the spotlight to showcase the people who have found inspiration within the industry. Minneapolis blacksmith improves his community one fire hydrant at a time Nick Bounds does...

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