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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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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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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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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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