New Infrastructure Bill, New Opportunity

by Camille Grayson on November 22, 2021

On November 5, 2021, the House of Representatives passed a one trillion dollar infrastructure deal with bipartisan support. The infrastructure deal, which has been in the works for several months, quickly received President Biden’s signature of approval. The deal will fund new public works projects that will likely increase demand for domestic st...

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Steel Supports Us All

by Camille Grayson on September 20, 2021

Few have championed the steel industry and its importance in the lives of Americans more than Zekelman Industries CEO, Barry Zekelman. Steel is something we all rely on, whether we know it or not. It’s used to build homes, hospitals, bridges, manufacturing plants and pipelines. It ensures we have food on our tables, gas in our cars and lights on...

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A Deep Dive Into Steel Sustainability

by Camille Grayson on August 18, 2021

One of the most pressing topics worldwide right now is climate change. In the United States alone, an estimated 251 million tons of consumer solid waste is generated annually, with 40 percen...

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Domestic steel shows support for tariffs

by Camille Grayson on June 17, 2021

In 2018, after seeing a dramatic rise in the global steel supply, Congress enacted Section 232 measures, putting a 25% tariff on imported steel. Three years later, the tariff has undoubtedly helped the American steel industry bounce back from the economic effects of unfair trade practices. Now, the steel industry is lobbying to keep the tariffs in...

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Steel is bouncing back green

by Camille Grayson on May 17, 2021

The U.S. steel industry is on the rebound after the pandemic ground production to a halt in 2020. As demand for U.S. steel rises, steel mills across the country are firing back up to meet it. While last year was a challenge for steel producers, 2020 also brought about significant progress in the sustainability efforts being made in our industry. As...

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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's...

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