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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...

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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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Let’s Make it Here

by Camille Grayson on August 20, 2020

When we support domestic manufacturing, we build the companies that build community. We create meaningful jobs and a stronger economy. As a family of companies with mills across the United States, Zekelman Industries understands the power of domestic manufacturing. That’s why we’re launching a new campaign aimed at bringing back domestic manufa...

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Significant Strides for the Steel Industry

by Camille Grayson on July 14, 2020

The steel industry is ramping back up after several months of decreased production, and now we’re seeing another bit of good news. USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) has gone into effect after first being drafted in 2018 and is expected to further increase demand for U.S. steel. USMCA is now officially in effect...

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Auto Plants Reopening Is a Shining Moment for Steel

by Camille Grayson on June 10, 2020

After several long months, the time for manufacturing to get back underway is finally here. Auto manufacturing plants will officially begin reopening in the coming weeks — good news for the auto and steel industries alike. Steel workers are getting back to work Steel mills across the nation have been hit hard by the closur...

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Staying Steel-strong During the Pandemic

by Camille Grayson on April 13, 2020

The steel industry plays a strong role in the U.S. economy, and as a nation we depend on it to build the infrastructure we all use every day. That’s why steelworkers will continue to supply the nation with the steel even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to learn more. Steel manufacturing is essential Steel manufacturing...

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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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