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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American Steel Is Better Quality

by Camille Grayson on February 12, 2019

Think price is the only factor when choosing steel? There are actually many reasons why manufacturers, contractors and distributors choose American steel over imported steel. Most importantly, American steel is better quality. Here’s why:...

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American Steel Is Better for the Environment

by Camille Grayson on January 29, 2019

Most people don’t think of steel mills as clean, but over the years the industry in America has taken care to lessen its impact on the environment. In fact, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) website states that the organization “has long iden...

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Working in the Steel Industry

by Camille Grayson on December 13, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with steel? The industry offers more than you might think — including a good livelihood, career advancement, strong friendships and pride in manufacturing quality products used in an array of applications. We’ve heard these themes again and again from the steelworkers we’ve interviewed since the...

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Year in Review

by Jelani Rucker on November 26, 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, let’s take time to reflect on the positive news we’ve seen across the American steel industry this year. It all started March 1, when the federal administration announced the 25% tariff on steel imports that took effect in June. Good News for Steel Since the announcement about steel tariffs, we’...

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Steel Supports Us Everywhere

by Jelani Rucker on October 24, 2018

You can’t walk 10 feet without encountering something made out of steel — from pipes and structural supports to consumer goods. In fact, 50% of globally produced steel goes into the buildings and infras...

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Stories from the Steel Industry

by Jelani Rucker on October 15, 2018

Everyone with a connection to the steel industry has a story worth sharing. That’s a lot of stories, considering 140,000 Americans currently work in steel, and each of their positions creates seven supporting jobs across other industries. Here are some of our favorite stories we’ve received from current and retired American workers:...

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Why Quotas Might Work Better Than Tariffs

by Jelani Rucker on September 12, 2018

There’s been a lot of talk about tariffs in the news lately. While many in the steel industry agree the 25% tariff on steel imports has had a positive impact on the domestic steel industry, some American companies that buy steel take issue with the increase in pric...

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