Steel News

Steel Industry Groups Urge Congress to Include Infrastructure in Next Stimulus Bill

April 1, 2020

Five major steel industry groups today strongly urged Congress to include significant infrastructure investment in the next phase of COVID-19 stimulus legislation to provide a clear path toward our nation’s recovery.

SSSBA Launches Free Steel Bridge Weekly "Shelter-in-Place" Webinar Series During April and May

March 31, 2020

The seven-part weekly webinars begin on April 7 at 3 pm EDT and focus on solutions for cost-effective short span steel bridges. Each webinar awards 1 PDH or 1 LU.

Free Online Training for Linemen Available from Steel Utility Pole Coalition

March 26, 2020

Many lineman schools are closed due to COVID-19, but students and journeyman/apprentice linemen can continue instruction with free remote and online resources from the Steel Utility Pole Coalition.

CFSEI to Host Webinar on "Design Considerations for Cold-Formed Steel Light Frame Diaphragms" on April 9, 2020

March 25, 2020

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

Five Steel Industry Groups Urge Administration Not to Weaken Import Tariffs

March 25, 2020

Five leading steel industry associations today expressed concern about a recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection notification that importers may be granted additional days for payment of estimated duties, taxes and other fees, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

Steel Imports Down 21% Year-to-Date Through February 2020

March 24, 2020

Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. imported a total of 1,505,000 net tons (NT) of steel in February 2020.

AISI 2020 General Meeting AND SMA 2020 Annual Members Conference Update

March 20, 2020

With the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we understand that members are likely not making decisions about June business travel plans and future conferences. We are posting the AISI and SMA Joint Annual Meeting website for information only. No one can foresee the timeline for when large gatherings and business events will resume. For now, we are continuing to plan for the June 22-24, 2020 Annual Meeting. The safety and health of our members is our highest priority. As additional information becomes available we will keep you informed of any impact on this conference.

AISI Urges Administration to Designate Steel as Essential Industry

March 20, 2020

In a letter to VP Pence, AISI urged the administration to designate the steel industry as essential during the coronavirus pandemic.

2020 CFSEI Expo is Canceled Due to Concerns Related to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

CFSEI announcement about canceling 2020 CFSEI Expo.

AISI Publishes Two New Cold-Formed Steel Research Reports

March 17, 2020

The reports include “RP19-3: Direct Strength Prediction of Purlins with Paired Torsion Bracing,” and “RP20-1: Inelastic Lateral-Torsional Buckling Strength Validation for Non-Principal Axis Bending Using Numerical Methods.”

Michael Davenport Appointed Executive Director of Auto/Steel Partnership

March 10, 2020

The American Iron and Steel Institute today announced that Michael Davenport has been named the new executive director of the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP).

January Steel Shipments up 5.6 Percent from January 2019

March 9, 2020

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of January 2020, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,535,755 net tons, a 6.4 percent increase from December 2019.

Steel Institute CEO to Retire

March 5, 2020

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced that Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, will retire in the fall of this year. A search for his successor will begin immediately.

AISI Lauds Ruling Upholding Section 232

February 28, 2020

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the Section 232 statute in response to a lawsuit brought by foreign steel importers

Steel Imports Down 10 Percent in January 2020 Compared to January 2019

February 26, 2020

Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. imported a total of 3,135,000 net tons (NT) of steel in January 2020.

Automotive Program of the American Iron and Steel Institute Announces New Vice President

February 25, 2020

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced that John Catterall, former executive director of the Auto/Steel Partnership and an automotive engineering veteran, has been named vice president, automotive program, for AISI effective March 1.

AISI Publishes Two New Cold-Formed Steel Framing Test Standards

February 20, 2020

AISI S921-19 and AISI S922-19 are available for free download at www.aisistandards.org.

Robert J. Connor Named as Recipient of 2020 Richard S. Fountain Award 

February 10, 2020

Named for the founder of the Steel Bridge Task Force, the Richard S. Fountain Award was established in 2001 to recognize leadership in steel bridge research and outstanding efforts to advance AASHTO specifications.

December Steel Shipments up 4.6 Percent from Previous Month

February 10, 2020

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of December 2019, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,021,250 net tons, a 4.6 percent increase from the 7,665,006 net tons shipped in the previous month.

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