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New Infrastructure Bill, New Opportunity

by Camille Grayson on November 22, 2021

On November 5, 2021, the House of Representatives passed a one trillion dollar infrastructure deal with bipartisan support. The infrastructure deal, which has been in the works for several months, quickly received President Biden’s signature of approval. The deal will fund new public works projects that will likely increase demand for domestic 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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A Deep Dive Into Steel Sustainability

by Camille Grayson on August 18, 2021

One of the most pressing topics worldwide right now is climate change. In the United States alone, an estimated 251 million tons of consumer solid waste is generated annually, with 40 percen...

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Domestic steel shows support for tariffs

by Camille Grayson on June 17, 2021

In 2018, after seeing a dramatic rise in the global steel supply, Congress enacted Section 232 measures, putting a 25% tariff on imported steel. Three years later, the tariff has undoubtedly helped the American steel industry bounce back from the economic effects of unfair trade practices. Now, the steel industry is lobbying to keep the tariffs in...

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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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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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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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