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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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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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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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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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Careers in the Steel Industry

by Jelani Rucker on April 23, 2018

In our latest video, Zekelman Industries’ executive chairman and CEO, Barry Zekelman, gets real about what it’s like to work with steel these days. It’s not a dirty, old industry anymore — it’s an exciting place where you can earn a good living. There are hundreds of stories of entry-level workers advancing to build successful, life-chang...

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