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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When You Buy American, You Invest in Our Future

by Jelani Rucker on June 25, 2018

By now you’ve probably heard that every job in the steel industry creates seven supporting jobs. But did you know that every dollar spent on domestic goods creates a multiplier effect that impacts your local community and the overall U.S. economy? When you buy American product, your money multiplies through three levels of impact:...

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Manufacturing Supports Communities

by Jelani Rucker on April 16, 2018

In this video Barry Zekelman, executive chairman and CEO of Zekelman Industries, says his work isn’t just about making money — it’s about making a positive impact on families across America. He’s seen manufacturing workers build careers, raise families, enjoy a great life and give back to the improvement of their communities, which benefits...

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Why Domestic Manufacturing Matters

by Jelani Rucker on April 9, 2018

In this video Barry Zekelman, executive chairman and CEO of Zekelman Industries, discusses the value of domestic manufacturing jobs. Over the years many American factory workers have been forced to take lower-paying jobs in the service industry. A revitalized U.S. manufacturing sector would mean higher wages and a boost in overall income for our fa...

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Why Choose American Metal

by Jelani Rucker on March 19, 2018

There are lots of reasons to choose American-made steel. Not only do you avoid paying tariffs on imports and help support the domestic steel industry, but money spent with American companies is recycled through the broader communities in the form of jobs, retail, taxes and more. In contrast, money spent with foreign companies leaves the U.S. and on...

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The Power of a Tariff on Foreign Steel

by Jelani Rucker on March 12, 2018

On March 1, 2018, President Trump announced his decision to act on the findings of the Section 232 investigation that began in April 2017. The measures — a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports, with at least temporary exemptions for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Mexico and South Korea — ha...

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