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Year in Review

By Jelani Rucker
on November 26, 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, let’s take time to reflect on the positive news we’ve seen across the American steel industry this year. It all started March 1, when the federal administration announced the 25% tariff on steel imports that took effect in June.

Good News for Steel

Since the announcement about steel tariffs, we’ve seen these events across the country:

Looking Ahead to Next Year

To keep the good news going strong in 2019 and beyond, we’ll need to continue supporting domestic manufacturing — especially our steel industry and steel workers. Here are five ways you can show your support:

  1. Get involved! Contact your elected officials to voice your support for domestic manufacturing and fair trade. Specifically, tell your congressional representatives to move forward with these key bills:
    • Bill S.638, the Promoting More American Manufacturing Jobs Act
    • Bill S.181, which ensures that federal public works and infrastructure projects use materials produced in the United States
  2. Choose American metal! Stock, spec, and buy American-made products, such as the steel pipe and tube from American manufacturers.
  3. Share your story. Tell us about your experience working in the steel industry or how steel has improved your community. Write a couple sentences, or shoot us a photo or short video. Share now >
  4. Order the gear. Show your American Metal pride by sporting our branded T-shirts, hats, stickers — or displaying an American Metal banner at work. Start shopping >
  5. Spread the word! Tell your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues about the American Metal movement. We need your support and we want to hear from you! Share this link >