Rep. Murphy Named "Steel Champion" by Steel Group


L-R: members of AISI’s policy and planning Committee: Chuck Schmitt, President , SSAB Americas and Chairman, AISI; Regula Salinas; Vice President, Ternium Mexico;  Gibson; John Ferriola, Chairman, CEO and President, Nucor Corporation; Rep. Murphy; Longhi; Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and CEO, Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc.; Roger Newport, Executive Vice President, Finance and CFO, AK Steel Corporation; Conrad Winkler, President and CEO, EVRAZ North America; Tim Timken, Chairman, CEO and President, TimkenSteel Corporation.

L-R: members of AISI’s policy and planning Committee: Chuck Schmitt, President , SSAB Americas and Chairman, AISI; Regula Salinas; Vice President, Ternium Mexico;  Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, AISI; John Ferriola, Chairman, CEO and President, Nucor Corporation; Rep. Tim Murphy; Mario Longhi, president and CEO of United Steel Corporation; Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and CEO, Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc.; Roger Newport, Executive Vice President, Finance and CFO, AK Steel Corporation; Conrad Winkler, President and CEO, EVRAZ North America; Tim Timken, Chairman, CEO and President, TimkenSteel Corporation.

L-R: Thomas J. Gibson, Tim Murphy, Mario Longhi.

L-R: Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, AISI; Rep. Tim Murphy; Mario Longhi, president and CEO of United Steel Corporation.

For Immediate Release
September 17, 2015

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today presented Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, the “2015 Congressional Steel Champion Award” for his dedication to the American steel industry and its workers.

Murphy received the award in recognition of his long-standing support of the steel industry and leadership in the fight to pass legislation to improve antidumping and countervailing duty laws, which was signed into law by President Obama on June 29. The award was presented in Washington, D.C. at the fall meeting of AISI’s Policy and Planning Committee by Mario Longhi, president and CEO of United Steel Corporation, who chairs the Committee, and Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of AISI. United States Steel Corporation is headquartered in Pittsburgh.

Rep. Murphy said, “Working together we’ve achieved monumental victories in opening new markets to American-made steel products as well as ensuring laws against foreign unfair trade practices remain effective and fully enforced,” said Murphy. “I sincerely thank AISI, Thomas Gibson and Mario Longhi for this honor. For over a decade now, we’ve worked together to further the success and longevity of the American steel industry. In the 18th congressional district and across Pennsylvania steel remains a cornerstone to the success of our local and state economies, generating and supporting more than 136,000 jobs. In the months to come, I look forward to finding more legislative solutions that will protect steelworkers’ jobs and positively promote domestic steel.”

“This is a challenging time for the steel industry,” said Gibson. “The surge of foreign imports that continue to come into this nation unfairly, and at record levels, puts our economic health at risk. Congressman Murphy is, and always has been, a leader in the fight to pass trade laws that will help us work toward leveling the playing field on trade. We are grateful for his strong advocacy on so many issues that impact the American steel industry and the 20,000 steel industry workers in Pennsylvania. Tim Murphy is truly a steel champion.”

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 125 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).