WASHINGTON, DC - Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), issued the following statement regarding the president’s signing of the proclamation to address the surge of unfair foreign imports:
“The president’s action today is key in stemming the tide of unfair foreign imports and putting steel workers back to work. The president’s commitment to addressing the steel crisis is already producing benefits in Granite City, IL where U.S. Steel will be restarting one of the blast furnaces that has been idle since December 2015 due to global excess steel capacity and unfairly traded steel imports. With the signing today, the steel industry can be on track to maintain our essential contributions to national security and critical infrastructure like transportation, public health and safety, energy and the power grid– all of which rely heavily on steel. We thank the president for his continued recognition of the nearly one million jobs supported by the domestic steel industry.”
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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 21 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 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).