Steel News

Schmitt Awarded Gary Memorial Medal

May 1, 2016

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced today that Chuck Schmitt, president of SSAB Americas, is the 2016 recipient of the Gary Memorial Medal—the industry’s highest honor.

SMDIs Hall Discusses Automotive Materials at PMAs Auto Parts Suppliers Conference

April 28, 2016

Talk focused on advantages of steel over alternative materials.

AISI Welcomes Joint Government Statement on Steel Overcapacity

April 20, 2016

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today said that a joint statement by eight governments on steel overcapacity issued yesterday is an “important demonstration that many major steel-producing nations are united in their commitment to take action to address the global steel overcapacity situation that is negatively affecting the world’s steel industry.

Advanced High-Strength Steel Growth Exceeds Forecast

April 20, 2016

The trend toward higher than expected use of AHSS is one indicator of the high value of steel.

Steel Executives Bring Trade, National Security and Jobs Message to Congress

April 14, 2016

Chief executives from five U.S. steel companies told the Congressional Steel Caucus that unfair foreign trade practices have caused an increase in steel imports resulting in the loss of more than 13,000 jobs this year.

AISI Chief Urges Action to Eliminate Global Steel Overcapacity and Foreign Government Subsidies

April 13, 2016

Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), told Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker that a steel crisis is fueled by global overcapacity and has caused the loss of 13,500 jobs.

AISI Publishes D110-16 - Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide 2016 Edition

March 30, 2016

The new edition updates the 2007 version, with references to new standards and revised design examples.

Poll Shows Broad, Bipartisan Support for Action on American Steel

March 22, 2016

A coalition of associations and companies, representing steel producers and the supply chain, commissioned a survey of 1000 registered likely voters from across the country to gauge public concern about the steel industry’s plight and measure recommendations for action.

Coalition of U.S. Manufacturers Calls on Department of Commerce to Fairly Assess China's Economic Status

March 16, 2016

A group of leading U.S. manufacturing associations today announced the formation of a new coalition, Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, to oppose China’s designation as a market economy at the end of 2016.

Senator Wyden Named "Steel Champion" by Steel Group

March 16, 2016

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today presented Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) the “2016 Congressional Steel Champion Award” for his dedication to the American steel industry and its workers.

Customs Bill Signing A "Great Day" for Steel

February 24, 2016

President Obama today signed into law the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (the customs bill), which includes the ENFORCE Act to ensure that orders against unfairly traded imports are being fully enforced.

AISI Applauds Passage of Customs Bill

February 11, 2016

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today hailed Senate passage, by a vote of 75-20, of the conference report for the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.

Steel Group Applauds Supreme Court Blocking of Electricity GHG Rule

February 9, 2016

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) applauded a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court late today to block the Environmental Protection Agency's carbon rules for power plants, reversing a lower court’s decision earlier this year.

Steel Industry Releases Industry-Wide EPD for Cold-Formed Steel Studs and Track

February 8, 2016

The EPD helps designers achieve the credits required for building certification within LEED® and other green building rating programs.

AISI Board Approves 2016 Public Policy Agenda

February 5, 2016

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Board of Directors approved the Institute’s 2016 Public Policy Agenda.

Sen. Brown Named "Steel Champion" by Steel Group

February 3, 2016

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) tonight presented Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), co-chairman of the Senate Steel Caucus, the “2015-2016 Congressional Steel Champion Award” for his dedication to the American steel industry and its workers.

AISI Publishes S220-15 North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing - Nonstructural Members

January 18, 2016

The standard addresses requirements for building construction with nonstructural members made from cold-formed steel; free download is at www.aisistandards.org.

Winners of 2015 International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design are Announced

January 14, 2016

Congratulations to Shaole Yu, Tongji Univ. (1st Place); Taylor Porter, Univ. of Waterloo (2nd Place); and Wenying Zhang, Tongji Univ. (3rd Place)

AISI Comments on President's State of the Union

January 13, 2016

Thomas J. Gibson comments on the President's State of the Union address.

AISI Joins the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium as a Founding Member

January 13, 2016

The consortium consists of principal investigators from several universities who are undertaking projects that span all aspects of cold-formed steel structural research.

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