A welcome surge for U.S. steel, thanks to Section 232

by Camille Grayson on April 16, 2021

A new study by the Economic Policy Institute, a think tank based in Washington, D.C., shows the positive impact that Section 232 measures have had on the U.S. steel industry. Section 232 was enacted in 2018 to address the risk that surges in the global steel supply pose to U.S. security. The study shows that since the 25% tariff was imposed on most...

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Women in Construction

by Camille Grayson on March 16, 2021

Earlier in March, the construction industry came together to celebrate Women in Construction Week. This weeklong celebration is dedicated to recognizing the women who make the industry great, as well as educating women on the opportunities within the industry. One of the best parts of Women in Construction Week is hearing success stories from wo...

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New Administration Aims to Ramp Up U.S. Manufacturing

by Camille Grayson on February 12, 2021

One of President Joe Biden’s first initiatives in office is to place a greater emphasis on U.S. manufacturing. That means a brighter future for American steel companies could be on the horizon. Biden recently signed an executive order that advances policies calling for the federal government to buy more domestically manufactured goods and serv...

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A new year brings a new outlook for steel

by Camille Grayson on January 20, 2021

Though the steel industry saw some tough times in 2020, our industry proved tougher. After a dramatic decrease in demand and production due to an unforeseen global pandemic, steel began to make a comeback in the second half of the year. And now, with demand increasing each month, the steel industry enters a new year with a bright outlook for what...

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Steel’s hardest workers are giving back to those hardest hit

by Camille Grayson on December 22, 2020

The season of giving is upon us, and steel workers across our industry are choosing to give back in a big way. 2020 was a tough year for many people, which is why workers in the steel industry are banding together to bring a little holiday cheer to those who were most impacted in their communities. Mill workers are proving, once again, that they ar...

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Two More Reasons for Optimism About the Steel Industry’s Recovery

by Camille Grayson on October 19, 2020

American steel is on the rise, and there’s plenty of optimism in the air. Recently, two prominent companies announced major expansion projects that will create jobs and potentially spark future growth. Here are the details on the two stories that have us excited about the industry’s revival: SteelFab Inc. Plans Expansion in South...

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Steel Stands Up to the Elements

by Camille Grayson on September 22, 2020

Lately, it feels like we’re having once-in-a-lifetime weather and seismic events all the time. Hurricanes in the Southeast. Lightning, wind storms and wildfires in California. Tornadoes in the Midwest. The state of North Carolina recently experienced its worst earthquake in nearly 100 years. You can’t stop Mother Nature, but there is a way to e...

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Let’s Make it Here

by Camille Grayson on August 20, 2020

When we support domestic manufacturing, we build the companies that build community. We create meaningful jobs and a stronger economy. As a family of companies with mills across the United States, Zekelman Industries understands the power of domestic manufacturing. That’s why we’re launching a new campaign aimed at bringing back domestic manufa...

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Significant Strides for the Steel Industry

by Camille Grayson on July 14, 2020

The steel industry is ramping back up after several months of decreased production, and now we’re seeing another bit of good news. USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) has gone into effect after first being drafted in 2018 and is expected to further increase demand for U.S. steel. USMCA is now officially in effect...

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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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