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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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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 whatâ€...

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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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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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Meeting the Need for Speed in Steel Construction

by Camille Grayson on May 13, 2020

If you work in construction — especially if you’re a building owner or developer — you’re probably feeling the need for speed. Project timelines have gotten longer over the years, due to the shortage of skilled labor and the lack of technological advancement across the industry. But that’s all about to change. The American Institute of...

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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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Putting Steel (and Steelworkers!) to Work

by Camille Grayson on March 23, 2020

The first quarter of 2020 has been a successful one for the American steel industry, with news of a steel plant opening and two steel structures being built. Read on for details! New steel plant opening in Pennsylvania Ameri-Precision Metals Inc. has started laying the foundation for its new 250,000-sq.-ft. facility in Canons...

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Steel’s Strong Start to the New Year

by Camille Grayson on January 23, 2020

We’re only a few weeks into 2020, and we’re already seeing encouraging news from across the steel industry. Read three of the most inspiring stories below. Capacity utilization on the rise For the year through January 11, capacity utilization in the American steel industry reached 82.1% — a 2.3% year-over-year increase....

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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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