Steel Group Presents Rep. Walberg With "Steel Champion Award"

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For Immediate Release

November 2, 2016

Monroe, MI – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today presented Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), member of the Congressional Steel Caucus, the “2016 Congressional Steel Champion Award” for his unwavering dedication to the American steel industry and its workers.

Walberg received the award in recognition of his continuous support of the steel industry, both in his home state of Michigan and across the nation. The award was presented in Monroe, MI today by Roger Newport, CEO of AK Steel and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of AISI.

“Congressman Walberg is a recognized leader on behalf of our industry. He is a reliable advocate in Washington for the men and women working in Michigan’s steel mills and mills all across the country. He is a strong supporter of addressing unfair foreign trade, enforcing the trade laws, and encouraging cooperative efforts for workplace safety -- and is much-deserving of this award. All of us in the North American steel industry are grateful for his leadership,” said Newport.

“The good-paying manufacturing jobs and economic contributions from the steel industry are essential to Michigan’s 7th District. As a former steel worker at U.S. Steel South Works, I appreciate all the hardworking men and women in the industry and I know firsthand how they support our economy,” said Congressman Walberg. “It’s a privilege to receive the Steel Champion Award and I’ll continue working in Congress to combat illegal trade practices, level the playing field, and promote American-made steel products.”


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