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American metal is strong. It’s up to us to keep it that way.

by Sam Zekelman on May 18, 2022

For those of us who work in or conduct business with the American metal industry, we know just how important this sector is to the overall health and well-being of our economy. The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) completed a study that confirms what we have long understood to be true: The American metal industry is a dynamic player not only...

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Domestic steel and the state of fair trade practices

by Camille Grayson on February 18, 2022

Recently, Zekelman Industries CEO Barry Zekelman spoke with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo about the state of fair trade practices in the United States. As a supporter of equally enforced regulations, Barry Zekelman expressed concerns about...

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New Steel Mill, New Technology, New Jobs

by Camille Grayson on February 1, 2022

U.S. Steel announced plans to build a new steel mill in Osceola, Arkansas. Expected to become operational in 2024, the new mill aims to bring increased steel production and hundreds of new jobs to the American steel industry. On top of that, the mill will be environmentally friendly, furthering the industry’s sustainability efforts. 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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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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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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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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