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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Automation Is a Catalyst for American Steel Jobs, Not a Barrier

by Camille Grayson on April 12, 2019

There’s a growing misconception that automation will reduce or completely erase American steel manufacturing jobs. While robots might be the villains in some Hollywood movies, they’re actually the good guys in the steel industry. In reality, automation is simply changing — and in many cases improving — the way these jobs are done, not ge...

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American Steel Is More Readily Available & Supported

by Camille Grayson on March 13, 2019

American-made steel products might cost a bit more upfront than imported products, but they’re worth it for lots of reasons. Many OEMs, contractors and distributors choose American because the products are more readily available...

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