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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Why Steel Is Important for National Security

by Camille Grayson on August 5, 2019

When the U.S. government placed a 25% tariff on steel imports last year, it cited reasons of national security. Some assumed the measure was necessary so America wouldn’t have to use foreign steel to produce military vehicles and weapons, but the concern was really much broader. The...

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How American Steel Has Been Impacted by Tariffs, One Year Later

by Camille Grayson on June 20, 2019

The U.S. steel industry has experienced plenty of change over the last year. In March 2018, 25% tariffs on steel imports, along with other measures, officially went into effect. Since then, American steel has seen exciting growth in production and job creation. Let’s take a deeper dive into everything that’s occurred. Production is o...

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