Steel News

July Steel Shipments up 5.1 percent from Prior Month

September 9, 2019

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of July 2019, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,115,103 net tons, a 5.1 percent increase from the 7,718,499 net tons shipped in the previous month.

Gibson: Ore mining depends on reliable Soo Locks

September 5, 2019

Thomas J. Gibson writes in the Duluth News Tribune that the Soo Locks are in need of substantial investment and modernization.

Steel Deck Institute is Reaccredited as an American National Standards Developer

September 5, 2019

The Steel Deck Institute currently maintains 5 Standards that cover the design and installation of steel deck.

AISI Releases August SIMA Imports Data

September 5, 2019

Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that steel import permit applications for the month of August totaled 2,134,000 net tons (NT)*.

SJI to Host Webinar on Economic Floor Systems with Composite Steel Joists on September 25, 2019

August 29, 2019

The webinar awards 1.5 PDHs and is beneficial for those with very little or with many years of design experience.

Steel Imports Down 11 Percent Year-to-Date through July

August 23, 2019

Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. imported a total of 3,028,000 net tons (NT) of steel in July 2019, including 1,843,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (up 48.3% and 6.6%, respectively, vs. June final data).

AISI Standards Council Seeks Proposals for Small Projects and Fellowships to be Awarded in 2020

August 20, 2019

Proposals are due by October 15, 2019 for projects that will impact the reliability, performance and cost-competitiveness of cold-formed steel framing products.

West Virginia Utilizes New Technology to Build Innovative, Cost-Effective Short Span Steel Bridge

August 15, 2019

Girder erection for the Fourteen Mile Bridge near East Lynn, WV is scheduled to begin on August 20, 2019.

CFSEI to Host Webinar on Innovative Options with Cold-Formed Steel Floor Systems on August 22, 2019

August 12, 2019

The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors, and awards 1.5 PDHs.

June Steel Shipments Down 5.2 Percent from Prior Month

August 9, 2019

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of June 2019, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,718,499 net tons, a 5.2 percent decrease from the 8,142,270 net tons shipped in the previous month.

Threat of Freak Hailstorms is Rising:  Homeowners are Taking Cover with Impact-Resistant Metal Roofs

August 9, 2019

Quality metal roofs often earn a Class 4 impact-resistance rating (the highest level of protection against hail damage), so installing a metal roof can help reduce hailstorm damage and prevent costly repairs and replacement.

AISI Releases July SIMA Imports Data

August 7, 2019

Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that steel import permit applications for the month of July totaled 3,574,000 net tons (NT)*.

AISI Standards Council Small Project Fellowship Program Announces Winning Research Proposals for 2019

August 7, 2019

The program identifies and provides funding for research projects that will significantly impact the reliability, performance and cost-competitiveness of cold-formed steel framing products in a variety of end-use applications.

SJI to Host Webinar on Vibration Analysis of Steel Joist Concrete Floor Systems

August 6, 2019

The webinar will be held on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. EDT; it awards 1.5 PDHs.

AISI Comments on China Being Named Currency Manipulator

August 5, 2019

"[This] action by the Treasury Department is welcome news for the steel industry and American manufacturing. China was, and remains, a currency manipulator."

AISI Names Recipient of 2019 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture

August 1, 2019

Matthew H. Hebdon, Ph.D., P.E. is an assistant professor in the Charles Edward Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech.

AISI Comments on Senate Committee Passage of Highway Legislation

July 30, 2019

Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of AISI, issued a statement in reaction to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) passage of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019.

AISI Releases 2018 Annual Statistical Report

July 29, 2019

AISI announced the release of its 2018 Annual Statistical Report (ASR), which provides comprehensive data on the U.S. steel industry and select data on the North American steel industry as a whole.

Steel Imports Down 13 Percent Year-to-Date

July 24, 2019

Based on final Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. imported a total of 2,023,000 net tons (NT) of steel in June 2019.

AISI Comments on Favorable Court Decision on Hard Rock Mining

July 19, 2019

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) issued a statement applauding the court decision to uphold the EPA's decision not to impose financial assurance requirements on hard rock mining companies.

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